Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Worst Parts of Braid, Portal, and Metroid | Antichamber

I've never seen a game try so hard to be outside of the box...

I suppose I'll preface this brief post by saying no, I did not like Antichamber. In most respects I outright hated the game. However, I have to hope that because my reaction was so potent towards its primary M.O., the designer did what he did intentionally and by extension the game is successful in its aim in many respects.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

'SA-X' & 'Dom'

[All Sizes] (75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes] (75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Super Smash Bros. Brawl >> Dolphin Emulator Shots

[All Sizes] (75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)
[All Sizes(75 x 75) - (2560 x 1440)

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Value of the Archivist

As you may or may not know, this week is National Library Week, and---as I may or may not have mentioned here, I work at a library.

I'm given mostly free reign over anything that gets plugged into a power socket here so oftentimes I go out of my way to make games or the culture surrounding them available to people, but it's been weird going these past few years as getting some of it to take has shown progress in certain areas and very little in others.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gaius van Baelsar | Grahf

1. "Gaius bears a striking resemblance to Grahf from Xenogears." [Link]
2. "Square Enix Development Division 3 - Xenogears (1998) | Threads of Fate (1999) | Chrono Cross (1999) | Final Fantasy XI (2002) | Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart (2003) Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia (2004) | Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan (2006) | Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess (2007) Final Fantasy XIV (2010) | Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin (2013) | Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (2013)" [Link]

Monday, April 15, 2013

Xenogears | The Elements


1. "Element was a high class within the Solaris Military. Members had very high ether skills and were the only ones capable of using gears with Aerods. In Xenogears, It was shown that some Elements are grouped together into four person teams." [Link]

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

There's Subtlety, Then There's Cowardice | BioShock Infinite

No, you shhhh.
Let down again...

...much less than I became with BioShock admittedly, but still---I can hope that Irrational will now devote their talent towards other venues at this point. I'm personally hoping I never see another System Shock 7 and I've officially resigned myself from wanting any more from a BioShock title. Infinite has given me some closure at least, and I'm thankful for it.

Did I hate Infinite? Of course not. In fact I enjoyed it more than its two predecessors overall. That said, what I walked away with has become too similar to what I felt for the original BioShock, which is a progressively terminal state of apathy. So, let me go ahead and get this out of the way Elizabeth, it must be said.