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Roundtable:
The Flawed Champion

By Shamus
on Friday May 9, 2008
Filed under:
Game Design




Jade Empire: Character System

By Shamus
on Thursday Jun 7, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: Nitpicks

By Shamus
on Monday Apr 16, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: Speed Run

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 12, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: The Water Dragon

By Shamus
on Wednesday Apr 11, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: The Two Paths

By Shamus
on Tuesday Apr 10, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: Origin of the Golems

By Shamus
on Sunday Apr 8, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: Ending

By Shamus
on Friday Apr 6, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: Dawn Star & Backstory

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 5, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: Best. Plot Twist. Ever.

By Shamus
on Tuesday Apr 3, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: Gameplay

By Shamus
on Friday Mar 30, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Jade Empire: First Impressions

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 29, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Playstation 3

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

 

Best. Plot Twist. Ever.

Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Hitman:Absolution

This game needs to be on more 'worst of' lists. Watch our let's play to see how much stupid you can pack into one game.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Fallout New Vegas

At last, a game that merges the dark humor and depth of Fallout 1 with the modern gameplay of Fallout 3! Too bad it's so buggy.

 

Crash Dot Com

Back in 1999, I rode the dot-com bubble. Got rich. Worked hard. Went crazy. Turned poor. It was fun.

 

Object-Oriented Debate

There are two major schools of thought about how you should write software. Here's what they are and why people argue about it.

 

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.

 

Why The Christmas Shopping Season is Worse Every Year

Everyone hates Black Friday sales. Even retailers! So why does it exist?

 

Ludonarrative Dissonance

What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?

 

Shamus Plays LOTRO

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

 

Joker's Last Laugh

Did you anticipate the big plot twist of Batman: Arkham City? Here's all the ways the game hid that secret from you while also rubbing your nose in it.

 

The Witch Watch

My first REAL published book, about a guy who comes back from the dead due to a misunderstanding.