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Unskippable: Valkyria Chronicles

By Shamus
on Saturday Jul 18, 2009
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Unskippable: X-Blades

By Shamus
on Saturday Apr 11, 2009
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Unskippable: The Bouncer

By Shamus
on Saturday Feb 28, 2009
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Unskippable: Dirge of Cerberus

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jan 20, 2009
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Unskippable: Eternal Sonata

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jan 6, 2009
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The Escapist Film Festival: Unskippable

By Shamus
on Saturday Nov 22, 2008
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Games and the Fear of Death

Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.


Spec Ops: The Line

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


Grand Theft Railroad

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


Mass Effect Retrospective

A novel-sized analysis of the Mass Effect series that explains where it all went wrong. Spoiler: It was long before the ending.


Silent Hill Turbo HD II

I was trying to make fun of how Silent Hill had lost its way but I ended up making fun of fighting games. Whatever.


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This game needs to be on more 'worst of' lists. Watch our let's play to see how much stupid you can pack into one game.


Zenimax vs. Facebook

This series explores the troubled history of VR and the strange lawsuit between Zenimax publishing and Facebook.


Quakecon 2011 Keynote Annotated

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


Silent Hill 2 Plot Analysis

A long-form analysis on one of the greatest horror games ever made.


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Marlow Briggs

This game is bonkers. It's wild, it's crazy, and it makes no sense. You have to see it to understand the silly.


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The Walking Dead

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


Mass Effect 3 Ending Deconstruction

Did you dislike the ending to the Mass Effect trilogy? Here's my list of where it failed logically, thematically, and tonally.