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Basic Instructions

By Shamus
on Wednesday Feb 27, 2008
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Darths & Droids

By Shamus
on Tuesday Nov 13, 2007
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Nerd Culture

Strongbad Email: Webcomics

By Shamus
on Wednesday Oct 10, 2007
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Nerd Culture

My Webcomic List

By Shamus
on Tuesday Oct 9, 2007
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Webcomic: Extra Life

By Shamus
on Thursday Sep 20, 2007
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Webcomic Tools

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jul 3, 2007
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Something Positive

By Shamus
on Tuesday May 29, 2007
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Skyrim Thieves Guild

The Thieves Guild quest in Skyrim is a vortex of disjointed plot-holes, contrivances, and nonsense.


Object-Disoriented Programming

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


Silent Hill 2 Plot Analysis

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


Dear Hollywood: Do a Mash Reboot

Since we're rebooting everything, MASH will probably come up eventually. Here are some casting suggestions.


Spoiler Warning:

Part Thief, part Assassins Creed, part BioWare-style RPG. A game at once unique and yet very familiar. We're actually pretty divided on how it turned out.


The Opportunity Crunch

No, brutal, soul-sucking, marriage-destroying crunch mode in game development isn't a privilege or an opportunity. It's idiocy.


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.


The Truth About Piracy

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


The Game That Ruined Me

Be careful what you learn with your muscle-memory, because it will be very hard to un-learn it.


Quakecon 2012 Annotated

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


Stolen Pixels

A screencap comic that poked fun at videogames and the industry. The comic has ended, but there's plenty of archives for you to binge on.


Another PC Golden Age?

Is it real? Is PC gaming returning to its former glory? Sort of. It's complicated.