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Stolen Pixels #164: Rollie the Roleplayer

By Shamus
on Friday Jan 29, 2010
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Stolen Pixels #163: The Luminous Master

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jan 26, 2010
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Stolen Pixels #95: Left 4 Dumb, Part 13

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jun 2, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #86: Left 4 Dumb: Part 8

By Shamus
on Friday May 1, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #85: Left 4 Dumb: Part 7

By Shamus
on Tuesday Apr 28, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #84: Left 4 Dumb: Part 6

By Shamus
on Friday Apr 24, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #80: Left 4 Dumb Part 2

By Shamus
on Friday Apr 10, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #79: Left 4 Dumb Part 1

By Shamus
on Tuesday Apr 7, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #76: Cheering You Up

By Shamus
on Friday Mar 27, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #75: Interview With the RAM Pyre

By Shamus
on Tuesday Mar 24, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #74: The Business Plan

By Shamus
on Friday Mar 20, 2009
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Stolen Pixels #73: Some Healthy Advice

By Shamus
on Tuesday Mar 17, 2009
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Trashing the Heap

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

 

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.

 

Video Compression Gone Wrong

How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?

 

Spec Ops: The Line

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

 

Spoiler Warning:
Metro 2033

A videogame adaptation of a Russian novel about living in the metro system after the world ends. Successful or not, it's completely unique among shooters.

 

Chainmail Bikini

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

 

Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis

I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.

 

Artless in Alderaan

People were so worried about the boring gameplay of The Old Republic they overlooked just how boring and amateur the art is.

 

Do It Again, Stupid

One of the highest-rated games of all time has some of the least interesting gameplay.

 

How to Forum

Dear people of the internet: Please stop doing these horrible idiotic things when you talk to each other.

 

Project Frontier

A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.

 

Could Have Been Great

Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.