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Experienced Points: How EA Can Regain Trust on the PC

By Shamus
on Monday Feb 1, 2016
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Column




Diecast #139: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six Siege, The Witness

By Shamus
on Monday Feb 1, 2016
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Diecast




The Network Effect: MP3 versus OGG

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 12, 2015
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Random




E3 2015 EA Press Conference

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jul 1, 2015
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Spoiler Warning




Hangout: E3 Day Zero Coverage

By Shamus
on Monday Jun 15, 2015
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Notices




Diecast #70: Gamespot Layoffs, Playstation Now, Mailbag, Star Citizen

By Shamus
on Monday Aug 4, 2014
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Diecast




Experienced Points:
Electronic Arts: Greed Is Not the Problem

By Shamus
on Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
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Column




Diecast #13: Star Wars Exclusive, Diablo III Integer Overflow

By Shamus
on Thursday May 16, 2013
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Diecast




Diecast #9: EA Wins, BioWare’s Integrity, Sherlock Sucks

By Shamus
on Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
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Diecast




Experienced Points: Where EA Went Wrong

By Shamus
on Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
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Column




Sim Sickly

By Shamus
on Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
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Rants




SWTOR vs. Guild Wars 2

By Shamus
on Monday Aug 27, 2012
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Rants




DM of the Rings

Both a celebration and an evisceration of tabletop roleplaying games, by twisting the Lord of the Rings films into a D&D game.

 

Mass Effect 3 Ending Deconstruction

Did you dislike the ending to the Mass Effect trilogy? Here's my list of where it failed logically, thematically, and tonally.

 

Why Batman Can't Kill

His problem isn't that he's dumb, the problem is that he bends the world he inhabits.

 

Silent Hill 2 Plot Analysis

A long-form analysis on one of the greatest horror games ever made.

 

Self-Balancing Gameplay

There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.

 

Batman v. Superman Wasn't All Bad

It's not a good movie, but it was made with good intentions and if you look closely you can find a few interesting ideas.

 

Spec Ops: The Line

A videogame that judges its audience, criticizes its genre, and hates its premise. How did this thing get made?

 

The Loot Lottery

What makes the gameplay of Borderlands so addictive for some, and what does that have to do with slot machines?

 

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:
Fallout 3

A long-form Let's Play of a classic that's probably overrated, and certainly dumber than it needed to be.

 

Patreon!

Why Google sucks, and what made me switch to crowdfunding for this site.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Alan Wake

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