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Discouraging DLC

On several occasions, DLC (downloadable content) has discouraged me from buying a game. The most recent case being Crusader Kings II. CKII is a part of this week’s Humble Bundle sale; for about 6 USD, you get both CKII and … Continue reading

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Current Backlog Of Games, 2012

I’m slowly working my way through my backlog of video- and computer games. Just recently I finished Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. It was interesting, but a bit underwhelming, perhaps in part due to my high expectations; it’s supposed … Continue reading

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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories & Lost Potential

I had been looking forward to playing through Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for some time. I’m something as odd as a horror game enthusiast who hasn’t played any of the games in the Silent Hill series, as I unfortunately sold … Continue reading

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The Bewildering Case Of Mass Effect 2 Collector’s Edition

I liked the first Mass Effect game. Except for a few caveats, like clunky combat and a bunch of anticlimatic and superflous side-missions and grinding objectives. Other than that, it was good. So I’d hoped to get a copy of … Continue reading

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Secret Origins Of The Freeman

I was watching a documentary series on the history of brain surgery, where I learned that Walter Freeman was the creator – and enthusiastic proponent – of the infamous (but previously highly popular) lobotomy procedure, and I was struck by … Continue reading

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Current Backlog Of Games, 2011

I recently finished Deus Ex: Invisible War, the follow-up to the cult / critic / fan favourite Deus Ex game. Compared to the first game, it seemed somewhat dumbed down, less complex and less polished, and the narrative wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent was one of the big indie game successes of 2010. I’m sure most young folks who’re into PC gaming have heard about it: it’s a horror game which focuses on ambiance and survival rather than action. … Continue reading

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Wandering The Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands With April Shitface, Part 8

Welcome to another installment in the onging post-apocalyptic adventures of April Shitface. In this episode, she¬† arrives at Rivet City, the post-apocalyptic city of post-apocalyptic dreams, where she makes some new friends. Seeing as how this man seems so casual, … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, aka. Cookie Cutter Cthulhu Cultists Strike Again

A few days ago I finished the game Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, released in 2006 by Frogwares (and re-released in 2008 as a re-mastered version, mainly adding the ability to switch to a third-person view, which was the version I … Continue reading

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