Monthly Archives: December 2013

Games of the List of the List of the Games of the Year

I didn’t play a lot of games released this year. I only have a PC and a 3DS, and as a grad student I don’t have a ton of time to spare, even when my work involves games. So I … Continue reading

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Bahamut Jazz

Ever since I briefly wrote about the game several months ago (practically an eternity) I wanted to spend more time with my interpretation of Bahamut Lagoon, a SNES-era strategy rpg from the makers of Final Fantasy. Not everyone agrees with … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on recent internet bullshittery

I was originally planning to put another self-indulgent post about an old SNES rpg and how it relates to literary theory, but I felt like I needed to say something about the recent bullshittery that has taken place online. This … Continue reading

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Depression Quest and Active Empathy

Recently there have been quite a few games designed to educate the player on different experiences and views. There are games dealing with issues of mental health, illness, oppression, prejudice and sexuality. The term “empathy game” was coined to describe … Continue reading

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New Leaf Players First Show Retrospective

I’ve been interested in looking into what games and theatre can learn from each other for awhile. Performing a play inside a video game seemed to be a logical extension of that. Animal Crossing A New Leaf was chosen for … Continue reading

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