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Newsflash: Half-Life 3 Still Isn’t Coming Out

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
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Half Life 2 Episode 1 EP7: Episode Won

By Shamus
on Friday Feb 20, 2015
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Half Life 2 Episode 1 EP6: The Room of Sadness

By Shamus
on Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
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Half Life 2 Episode 1 EP5: Radiator Gladiator

By Shamus
on Friday Feb 13, 2015
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Half Life 2 Episode 1 EP4: Alyx is Cranky

By Shamus
on Wednesday Feb 11, 2015
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Half Life 2 Episode 1 EP3: Combombies!

By Shamus
on Saturday Feb 7, 2015
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Half Life 2 Episode 1 EP2: How to Win at Physics

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 5, 2015
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Half Life 2 Special EP21:Time, Dr. Freeman?

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 26, 2012
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Half Life 2 Special EP20:
The Kinaesthetic Pastiche Buffet

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jul 25, 2012
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Half Life 2 Special EP19:
Set Piece – The GAME

By Shamus
on Friday Jul 20, 2012
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Half Life 2 Special EP17:
Stop Breaking Source, Josh!

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jul 18, 2012
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Errant Signal: Half-Life

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jan 3, 2012
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Video Games




Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels

Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.

 

Project Frontier

A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.

 

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Dishonored

Part Thief, part Assassins Creed, part BioWare-style RPG. A game at once unique and yet very familiar. We're actually pretty divided on how it turned out.

 

Hardware Review

So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.

 

Programming Language for Games

Game developer Jon Blow is making a programming language just for games. Why is he doing this, and what will it mean for game development?

 

Playstation 3

What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?

 

Trekrospective

A look back at Star Trek, from the Original Series to the Abrams Reboot.

 

Megatextures

A video discussing Megatexture technology. Why we needed it, what it was supposed to do, and why it maybe didn't totally work.

 

Shamus Plays LOTRO

As someone who loves Tolkein lore and despises silly MMO quests, this game left me deeply conflicted.

 

Philosophy of Moderation

The comments on most sites are a sewer of hate, because we're moderating with the wrong goals in mind.

 

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.

 

Quakecon 2011 Keynote Annotated

An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.