I’m back! And this week, I’ve got actual things for you to read. Hooray! More
April 20, 2014
Business, Culture, Food, Internet, Super-nerdity, Video Games, What I've Been Reading 601 Lexington, BioShock, Campbell's, Chicken noodle soup, Citicorp Center, GAME_JAM, Hot dogs, Ken Levine, New York City, Super Mario, YouTube 1 Comment
April 13, 2014
Sorry, guys. There was nothing interesting on the Internet this week. Go home and get some rest.
April 6, 2014
Get your reading glasses on. It’s time to be amazed by what the Internet has to offer! More
March 30, 2014
Business, Culture, Food, Humour, Internet, News, Super-nerdity, Travel, Video Games, What I've Been Reading Adam Lanza, Barack Obama, Bioware, Fonts, Garamond, Gluten, Gluten-free, Grant Theft Auto V, IP address, Manveer Heir, Mass Effect, New York, New York City, Peter Lanza, Real Estate, Sandy Hook, Suvir Mirchandani, Times New Roman, Titanfall, Ursula Ungaro Leave a comment
Lots of links for you this week. I’m overfeeding you guys. More
March 29, 2014
As is the case with all game reviews on the blog, this review assumes that you’ve played the game in question. As such, it contains spoilers for both the main game and the DLC. You’ve been warned.
Episode 2 of Burial at Sea opens with Elizabeth enjoying a lazy afternoon in a fantasy version of Paris. Children frolic in the streets, while artists and shopkeepers joyfully hawk their wares. There’s a bright sun in the sky, and flowers line the windowsills. This fantasy not only represents an indulgence for Elizabeth, who has always wanted to visit Paris, but also for the player, who could spent a good half-hour just soaking in the sights and sounds.
Of course, this indulgence isn’t real, and the fantasy soon gives way to grim reality: Elizabeth is passed out, hundreds of feet below the ocean’s surface, and she’s no closer to finding Sally than she was before. Thus, episode 2′s introduction serves as a recap of one of the messages of the main game: a constructed reality is nothing but a temporary indulgence; it can’t last.
Given the game’s warnings against indulgence, it’s ironic that episode 2 ends up feeling quite indulgent, as if it’s just as interested in amusing the devs as it is in entertaining players. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I think it holds the DLC back from its full potential. More
March 23, 2014
Business, Culture, Internet, Video Games, What I've Been Reading Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Aya Kyogoku, Bioware, Elizabeth Sampat, Game Developers Conference, Manveer Heir, Mass Effect, Nintendo, Storm8 Leave a comment
Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 just wrapped up earlier this week, and I’d like to use this What I’ve Been Reading to link to some articles about the talks that were given there. More