Game Review: Firewatch

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As is the case with all game reviews on this blog, this review is intended for people who have already played the game, and as such, it will contain spoilers. You’ve been warned!

Firewatch is not a game that thrives on individual moments. Sure, the plot has twists and turns, and there are plenty of surprises, but the game isn’t an exercise in setpiece-hopping. Most of the player’s time is spent walking through the Wyoming woods, conversing with the protagonist’s supervisor on a two-way radio. It took a lot of guts for developers Campo Santo to make walking and talking the foci of their debut game, and for the most part, they succeeded. More

What I’ve Been Reading: February 7, 2016

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Let’s get funky! Or not. But let’s read some stuff on the Internet, at least. More

What I’ve Been Reading: January 31, 2016

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In this edition of What I’ve Been Reading, I’ve got a bunch of pieces about video games and AI… and one piece about scaffolding. Alright everyone, let’s sing the “one of these things is not like the others” song! More

What I’ve Been Reading: January 24, 2016

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Let’s get the ball rolling this weekend with some links to stuff you should read. Match fixing in tennis? User interface design? Gigantic fucking insects? It’s all in here. More

What I’ve Been Reading: January 17, 2016

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Are you reading this week? I am! Follow me for some links to stuff! More

Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2016

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Earlier this week, I ran down the shittiest things of 2015. Now it’s time to look forward to the things coming in 2016 that have a chance at greatness. On with the show! More

The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2015

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Warning: This piece discusses abuse and harassment, both verbal and sexual.

It’s time for everyone’s favourite annual tradition: I present to you the ten shittiest pop cultural phenomena and events of 2015! Maybe they weren’t objectively the shittiest in a utilitarian sense, but all of them were notably shitty in ways that make them worthy of inclusion on this list. More

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