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Experienced Points: Rise of the Tomb Writer

By Shamus
on Monday Feb 8, 2016
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Diecast #139: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six Siege, The Witness

By Shamus
on Monday Feb 1, 2016
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Diecast #128: Activision, N7 Day Trailer, Tomb Raider Release

By Shamus
on Monday Nov 9, 2015
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Experienced Points: 3 Odd Things About The Tomb Raider Xbox One Exclusive

By Shamus
on Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
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Diecast #72: Tomb Raider Exclusive, Superhero MMOs

By Shamus
on Monday Aug 18, 2014
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Tomb Raider EP23: The Ballad of Tom Braider

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 25, 2013
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Tomb Raider EP22: Diplomacy Shotgun

By Shamus
on Thursday Aug 22, 2013
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Tomb Raider EP21: The Wheels Come Off

By Shamus
on Friday Aug 2, 2013
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Tomb Raider EP20: Why is Everything Backwards?

By Shamus
on Thursday Aug 1, 2013
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Tomb Raider EP19: A Couple of Tools

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
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Tomb Raider EP18: Kiss This Guy

By Shamus
on Friday Jul 26, 2013
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Tomb Raider EP17: Lifter Pulley System

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 25, 2013
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Do It Again, Stupid

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

 

Chainmail Bikini

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

 

Trashing the Heap

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

 

Crysis 2

Crysis 2 has basically the same plot as Half-Life 2. So why is one a classic and the other simply obnoxious and tiresome?

 

Video Compression Gone Wrong

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

 

Batman: Arkham Origins

A breakdown of how this game faltered when the franchise was given to a different studio.

 

Best. Plot Twist. Ever.

Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.

 

Project Frontier

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

 

Diablo III Retrospective

We were so upset by the server problems and real money auction that we overlooked just how terrible everything else is.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Mass Effect 3

Everyone was so worked up about how terrible the ending was that they overlooked how terrible everything else was. We're here to fix that.

 

Spec Ops: The Line

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

 

Free Radical

The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.