Monthly Archives: August 2009

Meet Dan and Charlotte

So I’ve been a bit lax on the creative writing front for a while. I thought I’d rectify that with an experimental fiction project I’ve had in mind for some time. I present to you Daniel Harris and Charlotte Bristow, … Continue reading

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Dear Esther

I remember first hearing about Dear Esther a while back, during one of those interminable “games as art” discussions. It was held up as an example of using one particular genre of gaming (the first-person shooter, in this case Half-Life 2) as … Continue reading

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Player Character WLTM companion w/personality, GSOH

“Soldiers!” she cries, as we hear the indecipherable radio chatter behind the door to the cellar we are hiding in, then that terrible bleeping that means they’re going to blow the door and come flooding in like they have done … Continue reading

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Rise of the Bizarre

I’d love to have sat in on the design meeting for Apogee Software’s 1995 FPS Rise of the Triad, now available on Good Old Games. In my mind’s eye, it runs something like this: “So, gentlemen. That Wolfenstein thing did rather … Continue reading

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Bio. SHOCK!

Topical, huh? Yes, I finally completed Bioshock, a game that has been sitting on my own personal pile of shame since release day. It’s a game I have steadfastly refused to trade in because it’s a game I knew I … Continue reading

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Retro or “Inspired By”?

Tolkoto’s recent Exploding Barrel rant about reviewers’ reactions to the recent Turtles in Time remake on Xbox Live got me thinking. What is it that gets people so excited about some “retro” games and not others? I agree with him, … Continue reading

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