Editorials

In Defense of My Good Name: A Response to Ethics Detractors (and Zoe Quinn)

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The internet is an odd place. Once considered the information superhighway, it is my personal belief that it has begun to turn into a misinformation superhighway if you’re unwilling to read on a topic for more than ten minutes. Even going to aggregation sites will ultimately steer you in the wrong direction if you’re not careful to take in the ... Read More »

Rape, Violent Adult Themes, And The Infantilization of Gaming

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Last week, news broke that Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number was going to be banned in Australia following a verdict from ‘The Australian Classifications Board’ after they refused to rate the game. This is only the latest in a string of recent decisions to directly censor certain aspects of videogames, albeit only in one country. Other very recent attempts to remove games ... Read More »

Most Anticipated RPG and Strategy Titles for 2015 — Top 10

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2015 is upon us and I’m happy to say that this year’s release schedule is looking pretty promising. It’s very exciting for me to have already found so many games to be hyped over. The dearth of quality RPG and Strategy titles coming out in the past couple of years has really refined my tastes for niche, indie, and kickstarted ... Read More »

IMO: Rome 2 – The Emperor still has no clothes.

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Let me preface this piece on a few factors: I never played Rome 2 until this edition. I bought it on an Amazon sale. I have most of the DLC. I am judging this based on my time with the Grand Campaign. I have not played the other modes and campaigns aside from the tutorial. I have a graphical enhancement ... Read More »

IMO: Advertising Inside Games

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Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. It is about a topic that many people may find controversial or even something that many people may be opposed to outright.  The below article is written in order to provoke thought and discussion on what-if scenarios pertaining to advertising inside game worlds, it is not advocating for anything. Quite the opposite. In the ... Read More »

First Person Saturday: Judge Dredd vs Death

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Before Batman: Arkham Asylum came around, comic book games had a bad name. What, with Superman 64 and Batman: Dark Tomorrow out, it’s very easy to see why. However, one comic book title that has been sadly overlooked by many is Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death, a first person shooter focusing on the iconic super cop taking on the dark ... Read More »

IMO: Hearthstone – A World Divided

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I am one of the many millions of people who play Hearthstone on a regular basis. I won’t be reaching Legendary Rank anytime soon, but I usually clear out my daily quests so I can slowly build my collection of cards. Hearthstone is Blizzard’s first foray into the Collectible Card Game genre, and they’ve done a hell of a job.  Sure, the ... Read More »

Sorry Media, Crash OverRide Network is Not an Anti-Harassment Campaign

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Author’s Note: Zoe Quinn deletes many of her tweets. As such I have used archives instead of originals. Zoe Quinn once made me cry. She did so by writing this article about TechRaptor, a huge portion of which was about how I am a terrible person and games journalist. She lied about things I had done and taken others completely ... Read More »

IMO: Crash Override Network is Dangerous

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It’s a great day on the internet; a day in which online harassment has been put in its place by the brand, spanking new Crash Override Network.  All one has to do to get their support is sell out logically, intellectually, ideologically, and philosophically to a select few of the internet’s most underhanded characters. Read More »