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It's called the Last Express for a reason...
FeaturedJanuary 6, 2013

The Last Express: Poignant, entertaining, and just short of a masterpiece


Nestled among some of the more recognizable games of 1997 – a list that included Fallout, Final Fantasy 7, and GoldenEye – was a PC adventure/murder mystery game called The Last Express. Published by Broderbund (you might know them for a little-known series called Where In the Crap is Carmen Sandiego, if you’re old enough), The Last Express was released to little fanfare.

There's lots of things to see in FFXIII, but I mostly just saw this.
Featured6/30/2011

Final Fantasy XIII’s problem isn’t linearity: it’s everything else


There are some good ways to spend fifty hours of your life. Watching the first season of Game of Thrones, for example. But playing through Final Fantasy XIII? Nope, that isn’t one of them.

Dominion: Engaging and infinitely replayable.
Featured4/23/2011

Dominion is this decade’s Magic: The Gathering


I am not, admittedly, a huge board or card gamer. My collection consists of two different versions of Scrabble, a fifteen-year old Jenga set, and a Battle of the Sexes board game that was “left” at my house just before the owner moved to another state.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: A Mini-Review
Featured2/13/2011

11 Years Later: A Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Review


11 years. Not 11 years of development, but 11 long years nonetheless, for a sequel to one of the most groundbreaking 2D fighting game in the history of fighting games.

This is your brain on arbitrage.
Featured2/5/2011

The Art of the Arbitrage (or, selling stuff for more than you paid for it)


One month before the Playstation 3 was released, I was lying on a blanket, camped out in front of a Toys ‘R Us. Excluding bathroom breaks, I’d be in the same spot for the next eighteen hours. But those eighteen hours would also net me more than 1500 dollars in profit. It was the start of my six-month stint as a full-time game console arbitrageur.

This is what happens when you mess with the Syndicate.
Featured1/18/2011

Blast From the Past: 10 Must-Play PC Games From the ’90s


The roaring ’90s. Or was that the roaring twenties? Doesn’t matter. The last decade of the 20th century might have brought Hanson, Pokemon, and The Internet, but it also brought about the biggest gaming revolution in history. Also, Rush Hour, the best movie ever.

How to type faster, a miracle breakthrough brought to you by the folks behind The Typing of the Dead.
Featured12/26/2010

How to Type Faster (with three fun games)


I have a theory. My theory is Most People Suck At Typing. I lump that in with my other theories Most People Are Bad Drivers and Most People Are Lazy And Stupid. But those are posts for another day. Today’s post is about typing faster.

Monopolizing World of Warcraft's Auction House: A Story
Gaming12/9/2010

Monopolizing World of Warcraft’s Auction House: An Experiment


In every MMORPG, the process of earning gold involves one of two things: time or money. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or free gold. You either grind it out, killing monsters and killing time until you’re satisfied, or you buy the gold from an outside broker, with real dollars. But what if you could make gold using simple economics?

What follows is an account of the time I played World of Warcraft, and developed a system to generate gold through the auction house.

assassin's-creed
Gaming4/19/2010

A Critical Analysis of Assassin’s Creed


I just finished playing through Assassin’s Creed. The original, not the recently released sequel. What a waste. Not a complete waste, but a waste nonetheless.

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