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Diecast #156: Steam Summer Sale, Witcher 3, Mailbag

By Shamus
on Monday Jun 27, 2016
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Diecast




Hangout: Steamtroller: It’s Over!

By Shamus
on Friday Dec 4, 2015
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Notices




Hangout Friday Dec 4: Steam Controller!

By Shamus
on Monday Nov 30, 2015
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Notices




Experienced Points: The Digital Distribution Wars Are On Again

By Shamus
on Tuesday May 12, 2015
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Column




Diecast #80: Gotham, John Wick, The Fall, Overwatch

By Shamus
on Monday Nov 10, 2014
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Diecast




Diecast #66: LEGO Movie, Divinity, Valiant Hearts

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
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Diecast




Skyrim EP46: Enchanting Questions Part 1

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
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Spoiler Warning




Experienced Points: One Platform to Rule Them All

By Shamus
on Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
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Column




Diecast: GDC 2014

By Shamus
on Friday Mar 28, 2014
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Diecast




Diecast #40: Happy New Years Evesmass-ica.

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jan 1, 2014
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Diecast




Diecast #32: Steam Machines, Permadeath in Far Cry 2

By Shamus
on Thursday Oct 3, 2013
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Diecast




Diecast #21: Steam Sale, Mortal Kombat, Deus Ex

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jul 16, 2013
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Diecast




Chainmail Bikini

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

 

The Best of 2012

My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2012.

 

A Star is Born

Remember the superhero MMO from 2009? Neither does anyone else. It was dumb. So dumb I was compelled to write this.

 

Why The Christmas Shopping Season is Worse Every Year

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

 

id Software Coding Style

When the source code for Doom 3 was released, we got a look at some of the style conventions used by the developers. Here I analyze this style and explain what it all means.

 

The Terrible New Thing

Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.

 

Spoiler Warning:
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.

 

Trashing the Heap

What does it mean when a program crashes, and why does it happen?

 

The Mistakes DOOM Didn't Make

How did this game avoid all the usual stupidity that ruins remakes of classic titles?

 

The Gradient of Plot Holes

Most stories have plot holes. The failure isn't that they exist, it's when you notice them while immersed in the story.

 

The Plot-Driven Door

You know how videogames sometimes do that thing where it's preposterously hard to go through a simple door? This one is really bad.