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The Gradient of Plot Holes

By Shamus
on Sunday Dec 21, 2014
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Nerd Culture

Trek Week: The Original Series

By Shamus
on Monday Dec 1, 2014
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Nerd Culture

Trek Week: Introduction, Enterprise

By Shamus
on Sunday Nov 30, 2014
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Nerd Culture

Why The Christmas Shopping Season is Worse Every Year

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


Hardware Review

So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.


Object-Disoriented Programming

C++ is a wonderful language for making horrible code.


Spec Ops: The Line

A videogame that judges its audience, criticizes its genre, and hates its premise. How did this thing get made?


Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels

Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.


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.


Grand Theft Railroad

Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.


Blistering Stupidity of Fallout 3

Yeah, this game is a classic. But the story is idiotic, incoherent, thematically confused, and patronizing.


Are Lootboxes Gambling?

Obviously they are. Right? Actually, is this another one of those sneaky hard-to-define things?


Silent Hill Origins

Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.


D&D Campaign

WAY back in 2005, I wrote about a D&D campaign I was running. The campaign is still there, in the bottom-most strata of the archives.


If Star Wars Was Made in 2006?

Imagine if the original Star Wars hadn't appeared in the 1970's, but instead was pitched to studios in 2006. How would that turn out?