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Good Robot #43: Un-UnSolved Mysteries

By Shamus
on Tuesday Mar 8, 2016
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Good Robot

A Lack of Vision and Leadership

People fault EA for being greedy, but their real sin is just how terrible they are at it.


Juvenile and Proud

Yes, this game is loud, crude, childish, and stupid. But it it knows what it wants to be and nails it. And that's admirable.


Spoiler Warning:
Alan Wake

This game was a critical darling before release, so what happened that prevented it from resonating with audiences?


Mass Effect Retrospective

A novel-sized analysis of the Mass Effect series that explains where it all went wrong. Spoiler: It was long before the ending.


The Best of 2014

My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2014.


Lost Laughs in Leisure Suit Larry

Why was this classic adventure game so funny in the 80's, and why did it stop being funny?


Are Lootboxes Gambling?

Obviously they are. Right? Actually, is this another one of those sneaky hard-to-define things?


Trusting the System

How do you know the rules of the game are what the game claims? More importantly, how do the DEVELOPERS know?


Batman: Arkham City

A look back at one of my favorite games. The gameplay was stellar, but the underlying story was clumsy and oddly constructed.


Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis

I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.


The Biggest Game Ever

How did this niche racing game make a gameworld so massive, and why is that a big deal?


Silent Hill Turbo HD II

I was trying to make fun of how Silent Hill had lost its way but I ended up making fun of fighting games. Whatever.