Foreword: Here's an incomplete post from last year that I started as a way to vent my frustrations at Mass Effect: Andromeda, shortly after completion. I eventually abandoned it because work got hectic and coming back to it took too much effort, but since I went trough the effort in the first place and I … Continue reading On Mass Effect: Andromeda
As far as narrative gold-mines go, Ubisoft hit the mother lode with the Assassin's Creed franchise. The simple idea of a Matrix-like machine that could run historical simulations based on a person's DNA is... well, it's nothing short of fucking spectacular. History is rife with vitally important, world-reshaping stories that would look alien to modern … Continue reading On recent Assassin’s Creed games and why Ubisoft made the right choice
It's been just over a year since I quit the gaming industry. I miss it. A lot, sometimes. Being a contributing member of the gaming industry was important to me. It was one of just two things in the world (my beautiful girlfriend whom I categorically do not deserve, being the other) that I truly … Continue reading On the gaming industry in 2016
Bethesda recently sent out a press release regarding their new policy for game reviews, as follows: Naturally, this triggered every gaming publication in the world. I'm just kidding (but... yeah it kinda did). The resulting discussion from this press release got my mind racing, and I thought I would use the opportunity to indulge the … Continue reading On Bethesda’s review policy
It's not often I get to write about the books I read! I love science non-fiction. Next to high fantasy, it's my other favourite genre to dig into. Learning about the world and our understanding of how it works is endlessly fascinating for me. I've never much cared for travel to other countries; what could … Continue reading On A Universe From Nothing
This past week, the cost of an Xbox Live Gold subscription increased for a few markets, notably South Africa. Drastically. Here is a quote from the Game Informer article I read. The current price of Xbox Live in that territory, R50 per month is equivalent to about $3.25. Pricing in the U.S. is $9.99 per … Continue reading On the Xbox Live Gold price increase
Because Marvel movies get too much leeway sometimes.
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