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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A bunch of sites have been putting up “Best Games of the Half-Year” posts this week, and I was tempted to follow suit, but after looking at my Games Played spreadsheet I found myself wondering how I could spin Wolfenstein: The New Order and South Park: The Stick of Truth into 800 words; it’s just not happening.  Those …

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[Note:  This post may get a bit rambly.  I’m on some new medications and they make me a little drowsy/loopy.] From my friend Caro’s Tumblr: An example of obliviousness: on a recent piece I wrote for work in which I praised a game for the monumental act of simply portraying a relationship between women who …

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I’ve been trying to work on some more thoughtful and reflective pieces for the site, but this week’s been bananas, and who in their right mind wants to read my navel-gazing when there’s some serious game business to discuss? This week saw: the release of a South Park videogame that doesn’t suck; the announcement of …

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1.  The newly-announced Titanfall / Xbox One bundle sounds intriguing, it really does.  Except… I still kinda don’t give a shit about Titanfall.  Which is, of course, not Titanfall’s fault; my friends who were in the beta say it’s pretty awesome, and I’d expect nothing less.  It’s just that:  (a) I’m still not all that …

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