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Good Robot #44: Coming April 5

By Shamus
on Tuesday Mar 15, 2016
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Good Robot




Linux vs. Linux Users

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 14, 2013
Filed under:
Rants




Linux vs. Windows

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jan 8, 2013
Filed under:
Rants




Postcards From Linux Part 3:
Mouse vs. Keyboard

By Shamus
on Monday Dec 24, 2012
Filed under:
Personal




Postcards From Linux Part 2:
How Do I Work This?

By Shamus
on Thursday Dec 20, 2012
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Personal




Postcards From Linux Part 1: Welcome to Linux

By Shamus
on Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
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Personal




The Thing That Broke

By Shamus
on Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
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Personal




Shamus Plays LOTRO

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

 

Top 64 Videogames

Lists of 'best games ever' are dumb and annoying. But like a self-loathing hipster I made one anyway.

 

Starcraft: Bot Fight

Let's do some scripting to make the Starcraft AI fight itself, and see how smart it is. Or isn't.

 

Dear Hollywood: Do a Mash Reboot

Since we're rebooting everything, MASH will probably come up eventually. Here are some casting suggestions.

 

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.

 

Spoiler Warning:
The Walking Dead

This game had lots of false choice and barely any gameplay. So what made it resonate so powerfully with audiences?

 

The Biggest Game Ever

Just how big IS No Man's Sky? What if you made a map of all of its landmass? How big would it be?

 

Fixing Match 3

For one of the most popular casual games in existence, Match 3 is actually really broken. Until one developer fixed it.

 

Overthinking Zombies

Let's ruin everyone's fun by listing all the ways in which zombies can't work, couldn't happen, and don't make sense.

 

Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated

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

 

Dead Island

A stream-of-gameplay review of Dead Island. This game is a cavalcade of bugs and bad design choices.

 

Netscape 1997

What did web browsers look like 20 years ago, and what kind of crazy features did they have?