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Roundtable: Books as Games

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jan 7, 2009
Filed under:
Video Games

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.


Game at the Bottom

Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?


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?


Spoiler Warning:
Mass Effect 3

Everyone was so worked up about how terrible the ending was that they overlooked how terrible everything else was. We're here to fix that.


The Truth About Piracy

What are publishers doing to fight piracy and why is it all wrong?


Pixel City Dev Blog

An attempt to make a good looking cityscape with nothing but simple tricks and a few rectangles of light.


Spoiler Warning:

A confusing game that's really smart for a shooter, but kind of dumb compared to its RPG-focused forebears.


Spoiler Warning:
Tomb Raider

We're usually pretty hard on reboots. So what did this game do that made us so happy?


Crash Dot Com

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


Chainmail Bikini

A horrible, railroading, stupid, contrived, and painfully ill-conceived roleplaying campaign. All in good 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.


Best. Plot Twist. Ever.

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