July 26, 2016
Kentucky Route Zero
This post contains spoilers for Acts I to 4 of Kentucky Route Zero. You’ve been warned!
In Kentucky Route Zero’s fourth act, the cast expands to Durarara-like proportions. Some might bemoan this lack of focus, but there’s actually a method to the madness. More
July 24, 2016
Administrative, Business, Internet, Television, Travel, Video Games, Web Series, What I've Been Reading
Cradle, G2A, Micronesia, Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Valve Software
A brief one this week, because I don’t want to talk to you. More
July 17, 2016
Business, Humour, Internet, Super-nerdity, Technology, Video Games, What I've Been Reading
Andrew E. Smith, Banjo-Kazooie, Blue pigment, Grant Kirkhope, Mas Subramanian, Mimicyu, Oregon State University, Pikachu, Pokemon, Pokemon GO
Greetings fellow earthlings! It’s time to read about stuff on the Internet, as we do every Sunday. More
July 9, 2016
I wrote a lengthy piece about Canadian rocker Matthew Good for the A.V. Club After Dark. Check it out!
July 3, 2016
Culture, Internet, Politics, Super-nerdity, Travel, Video Games, Visual Art, What I've Been Reading
Brexit, Firewatch, Ford Motor Company, Kavachi, Quirk Ford, Sharks, Squircles
Hey hey! After taking last weekend off to write about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, I’m back to providing links for lazy Internet surfers (a group in which I include myself, by the way). Here are said links. More
June 27, 2016
Reviews, Video Games
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Like all game reviews on this blog, this one assumes you’ve played the game in question, and so it will contain spoilers for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. If you want to view my playthrough of the game, you can do so here.
For all its uniqueness, the original Mirror’s Edge was a product of its time. Released in 2008, just a year after Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, it was a first-person action game with linear levels, shooting, and setpieces. Similarly, the sequel/prequel/reboot, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is also a product of its time. It’s an open-world game stuffed to the gills with side activities, featuring a character progression system and online leaderboards.
I point this out become people often attribute the series’ failings to its tendency to follow trends. It’s a sensible narrative, and it allows gamers to pin the blame for them on the clueless behemoth that they believe EA to be. But, as I’ve pointed out before, the reality is a lot more nuanced than that when it comes to the original Mirror’s Edge, and the same is true of the sequel. More