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Games That Aren’t Games

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What Gone Home learned from To The Moon, or why we do not play games out of chronological order, no matter how apropos it is to the subject matter of said games. So I played To The Moon. I did not cry. I did smile broadly once or twice, and it gave me goosebumps, so it did, but that was it. I was too annoyed by the game to fully buy into it and when the beautiful inversions and reveals happened...

Less than entirely obvious

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I want to talk about a scene in an episode of The Mentalist today. The Mentalist is a TV show in which the titular Mentalist “helps” the police solve crimes. I won’t go into the general fiction of the series too much, but I just want to point out one thing to illustrate how the writers of The Mentalist feel about being obvious. The “outsider helps police” trope...

Pat Ingoldsby

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I live in Dublin. It is a good city to live in: anywhere that’s worth going to is within walking distance of my flat (thank you Dublin, how very thoughtful), the architecture is pretty enough (as long as you keep your eyes high enough not to notice the piles of rubbish accumulating around the lower parts of the architecture), and the people. The people! Since I don’t know much about...

Fuck you, grapefruit

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Fuck you, grapefruit. Fuck you right in your sickly dark-red ass. Grapefruits are the Nigerian spam of the world of fruit. Yay, I just got $20,000,000 off this Nigerian prince on the internet. Wait, why is my bank account empty? Yay, oranges! Wait, grapefruit. In every way that oranges are awesome, grapefruits are awful. Just look at them! Oranges are joyful, bright, full of...

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Daniel works at Riot Games.

Fasih works at Crytek.

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