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SOMA EP16: Queen of Humanity

By Shamus
on Friday May 6, 2016
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SOMA EP13: 696969696969

By Shamus
on Wednesday Apr 27, 2016
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SOMA EP10: Dunbat? More like Dumb-Bat!

By Shamus
on Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
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SOMA EP8: Handwavium

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 14, 2016
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SOMA EP5: Insatiable!

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 31, 2016
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SOMA EP4: Deputy Unweld

By Shamus
on Wednesday Mar 30, 2016
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Experienced Points: On The Sketchy Woman Character

By Shamus
on Monday Mar 28, 2016
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SOMA EP3: Creepy Messages

By Shamus
on Friday Mar 25, 2016
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SOMA EP2: The Save Sphincter

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 24, 2016
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SOMA EP1: Oh, Canada?

By Shamus
on Wednesday Mar 23, 2016
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Dénouement 2015 Part 4: The End

By Shamus
on Thursday Dec 17, 2015
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Experienced Points: SOMA is Something Unique in Gaming

By Shamus
on Monday Oct 26, 2015
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Self-Balancing Gameplay

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

 

What is Vulkan?

There's a new graphics API in town. What does that mean, and why do we need it?

 

Tenpenny Tower

Bethesda felt the need to jam a morality system into Fallout 3, and they blew it. Good and evil make no sense and the moral compass points sideways.

 

Diablo III Retrospective

We were so upset by the server problems and real money auction that we overlooked just how terrible everything else is.

 

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Assassins Creed 2

Ubisoft tried to pass their horrendous Mary Sue / Da Vinci fanfiction off as an Assassins Creed. Sadly, they got away with it.

 

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Skyrim

The big-budget, meme- spawning, endlessly- moddable, beloved by millions Game of the Year... sucks. (Not really.)

 

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Mass Effect

An awkward Let's Play of the Original Mass Effect, before we knew what we were doing. Enjoy terrible audio and long awkward pauses.

 

Shamus Plays WOW

Ever wondered what's in all those quest boxes you've never bothered to read? Get ready: They're more insane than you might expect.

 

Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated

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

 

Bad and Wrong Music Lessons

A music lesson for people who know nothing about music, from someone who barely knows anything about music.

 

Batman: Arkham Origins

A breakdown of how this game faltered when the franchise was given to a different studio.

 

Marvel's Civil War

Team Cap or Team Iron Man? More importantly, what basis would you use for making that decision?