Shifting Tides

You know, I’ve been gaming for 20 years now. That’s crazy to think about. It’s not as long as some, but certainly longer than many, and long enough to be able to tell when a big shift is under way in the industry. I’m sure you’ve felt it, too. If you’re reading this blog you’ve […]

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In Defense of the Episodic Structure

A few weeks ago now it was announced that Square Enix was dumping IO Interactive, the developer behind the Hitman series of video games, among others, citing major financial losses due to the titles IO has developed. Almost immediately, the top responses I saw took aim at the episodic structure of Hitman 2016, claiming that this […]

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An Optimistic Blog Facelift

So I’ve been away from the bloggosphere (the blogiverse? The blogdecahedron?) for a little while. I wasn’t sure what direction to take this blog, how to continue. I’ve had several ideas for new content (including a regular lookback series where I review old games) but somewhere along the line I got a full time “adult” […]

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Destiny: A Retrospective 

I played Destiny at the very beginning. Like any MMO, the first build of Destiny was very different than what it has become today but, unlike most other MMOs what players were promised and what we got were two wildly different things. I followed the hype loosely, paying vague attention to the promises Bungie and […]

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