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Dark Narrative: The Sorrow of the Widow Moira

Lords, Sheriffs, and other household heads create the atmosphere of Thief’s manor missions. Bafford’s manor is dark and lavish; Ramirez’s is full of secret passages (and burricks). There is one…

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Dark Narrative: Phantoms of the Opera

Buildings ooze feeling. As a young kid touring with my parents, I gazed in horror at the grand interiors and intricate pathways of Hearst Castle. This place was huge, cavernous,…

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Dark Narrative: A Seminary and a Crypt

Thief fans can puzzle over which of the original titles is better: Thief: The Dark Project or Thief II: The Metal Age. One quandary is each game’s atmosphere: TDP‘s got a darker, more surreal…

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UK Politicians Say Fortnite Harms Children; Forget Role of Parents

The rise of video games in culture and society has inevitably meant that children would get their hands on them. In an unsurprising repeat of history, influential public figures have…

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Dark Narrative: Tomb Raidin’

Far from the comfy abodes of the wealthy and the familiar hum of civilization, haunted crypts and dead cities lie. Garrett ventures away from the confines of the City a…

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The Six Worst Designed Pokemon of Generation 2

I said in the last article that the Pokemon designs of Gen 2 are among the most solid of the entire series. A large number of the 100 plus added…

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With Bad Writing, All Things Are Possible: Far Cry 5’s Many Narrative Sins

In the beginning, Ubisoft created Hope County, Montana. Then Ubisoft said “Let there be light, and let there be darkness” and Ubisoft called the light the Resistance and the darkness…

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Expectations Vs. Reality: The Ultimate Failure of Sea of Thieves

In a vacuum, Sea of Thieves is an excellent game. It offers an experience unlike any other, giving people a chance to imagine themselves and their friends as pirates in…

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Super Seducer – Swipe Left

Pick up artists aren’t a new thing, and the idea of a shortcut to success scheme isn’t either.  Back in 2007 VH1 aired the popular yet controversial reality show The…

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Dark Narrative: Assassins

I’ve always been curious to see how the rich and powerful really live, especially those whose riches and power are built off crime. I imagine their abodes are filled with…

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