Call Them Out: Accountability for Gaming Corporations

In the past few years, a few trends in the gaming industry have come into the light, and few of them signal positive changes. From so-called “crunch” periods forcing employees to work over a hundred hours a week under stressful time constraints, to the avaricious behavior of top publishers with read more

Hotline Miami: a e s t h e t i c

Hotline Miami: a e s t h e t i c By Chandler Preston Rice “Look at my face. We’ve met before…” - Richard. The first exposure I had to Hotline Miami was from PlagueOfGripes, a professional complainer on YouTube and Dark Souls enthusiast. Once he mentioned the fast pace, artistically beautiful essence read more

Deconstructed Games – BioShock Infinite

Lately, I’ve wanted to do some writings regarding video games and their themes. Lets get some things cleared up first. Video games, by their very nature, are meant to entertain people, and should be fun to play. However, there are certain games that go beyond the simple entertainment factor. They read more

Deconstructed Games – Spec Ops: The Line

I'm a sucker for things that take well known tropes and/or cliches, and decide to say "hey, maybe this kind of thing isn't as realistic as we think. Let's show people why!" This is called a deconstruction, and it happens more often than people think. Hell, it happens in video read more