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Monthly Archives: October 2015

image Reading Your Opponent (and Yourself): Fighting Games and Fighting Life

Fighting games are basically the Poker of the video game world…well, the Poker that isn’t Poker. And there’s just as much to learn…I started learning in the second grade.
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image Hoarders, or Patrons? A Case For Dealing With Your Pile of Shame

 

Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: I’ve got a pretty massive Pile of Shame. Anyone who knows me personally has likely seen at least a portion of my Pile of Shame. It’s not going to get any smaller. And before I let this pseudo-euphemism get much further out of hand, let’s clue in the uninformed: the Pile of Shame (or “Stack of Shame” for the alliteratively apt) refers to the collection of essentially unplayed games owned by a person. More…

image Does Violence Need to Be Our Default Response in Gaming?

I’ve been thinking a lot about violence in gaming lately, about conflict and the tools we use to resolve it, violent or otherwise.  More…