Author Archives: stirlace

This game supports more than two players

I had time to cool off after my last post, because I wanted to provide some kind of fair and balanced view on the whole ‘Social Justice Warrior vs. Men’s Rights Activism’ conflict going on that has somehow spilled over into the gaming … Continue reading

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By any other name: the integrity of ‘games journalism’

People have gotten it into their heads that, somehow, somehow,  Zoe Quinn’s sordid tale has ripped the covers off the supposed sanctity of games journalism. She slept with all these games media fellows, so…did she exchange sex for favours or something? Is she is … Continue reading

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Dust: An Elysian Tail [5 Minute Review]

Dust: An Elysian Tail is full of surprises. The graphics, presentation, voice acting and art style are fantastic for indie fare. The gameplay, with its simple collection of combo strings, Metroidvania approach and mild RPG elements, is oddly addictive and … Continue reading

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I Hate That I Love You – Battlefield 4

An orange-red triangle lights up on my minimap; someone has spotted an enemy near me, and they’re headed my way. I change tack and ready my PDW, weapon trained on the corner. Sure enough, the enemy comes into view, and … Continue reading

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Widening the Rift: Facebook, Oculus, and gamers

I don’t think anyone could have seen this coming. The Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that enjoyed a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and received the endorsement of several high-profile game developers, managed to successfully rekindle the dream of truly immersive … Continue reading

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Late to the party: Diablo 3

Diablo 3 has been in my “don’t touch” bucket for the longest time. The amount of negative press, justified or not, soured my anticipation for the game. Always online connection required? A real money auction house? Colourful environments? “How dare they, those … Continue reading

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist [5 Minute Review]

Splinter Cell: Blacklist reboots the series in more ways than one. Sam Fisher looks younger and more spry, and gone are gravelly tones of Michael Ironside complaining about how he’s too old for this shit. The rest of the game follows close … Continue reading

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