Some scattered thoughts while I have a few seconds: 1. I picked up The Talos Principle for PS4 a few days ago, as it’s currently on sale for $20.  (Yes, I own it on PC, but my PC is falling apart, and as it happens the PS4 version runs incredibly well.)  That game is pretty good! …

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The Game:  The Order: 1886 Current Status:  3-4 hours in, halfway through Chapter 9 (out of 16) The conventional wisdom on The Order: 1886, as far as I can tell, is the following: for a $60 game, it’s far too short and has no lasting value beyond the initial campaign for a third-person cover shooter, …

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Current Status:  I’m around 2.5 hours in.  I’ve gotten gold medals in all of the first 2 locations (“Easy”), I’ve completed the third tier with silvers (“Medium”), and I just unlocked the trick system, which also opened up a whole bunch of locations, costumes and bikes (including 4-wheel ATVs). I have been a heavy-duty Trials …

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Collecting stuff always comes across as filler at best, psychological manipulation at worst. Most games do a poor job of justifying collecting other than giving you a reason to pick stuff up. I’m OK with the collecting being about further exploring the world, but even most games don’t seem to pull that off. I know …

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So I had big, grand plans for blogging here last week, and, clearly, those plans all went to shit. I’d written a rather gigantic review of Beyond: Two Souls for the NYVCC (which probably won’t be going up until early November), and in the process of putting it together I started getting a little philosophical about …

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>Someday, I will figure out a way to attend an E3 in person. I will behold all there is to behold with my very own personal eyes, ears and hands. Because when you’re not there, and the only way you can learn about things is via hastily written typo-riddled liveblogs, inebriated podcasts and awful, awful …

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