Tacoma and the Uncanny Valley of Diversity

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I played Fullbright’s latest game, Tacoma, a couple of months ago, and I’ve been meaning to jot down my thoughts on it for a while. It’s a game I enjoyed quite a bit, and in all likelihood, it’ll end up making my year-end top 10. (It’s currently sitting at #5, sandwiched between What Remains of Edith Finch and Yakuza 0.) It tells a tense, compelling story, and its AR recording mechanic is brilliant. But it has one significant flaw that I want to address: its approach to diversity is just plain bizarre. More

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What I’ve Been Reading: October 15, 2017

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I’ve been sitting on these pieces for a while and haven’t had the chance to blog until now. So enjoy four things I read a couple of weeks ago. More

What I’ve Been Reading: September 24, 2017

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YouTube is imploding. Or at least YouTubers are. Read on to find out why! More

What I’ve Been Reading: September 10, 2017

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Hey everyone! Today we’re talking about Bitcoin, shipwrecks, and North Korea. Let’s see what fun awaits us! More

What I’ve Been Reading: September 3, 2017

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We’re getting lost in the weeds today. Join me! More

What I’ve Been Reading: August 27, 2017

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After the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia a couple of weeks ago, it was inevitable that people would write thinkpieces about it. This weekend’s edition of What I’ve Been Reading has collected some of those thinkpieces, as well as some articles about other, less depressing topics. More

What I’ve Been Reading: August 13, 2017

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Hello friends, it’s time for another edition of What I’ve Been Reading. Surprisingly, there are no pieces about video games this time around! More

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