Author Archives: Parallax Abstraction

Fix Comment Sections Instead of Just Whining About Them

As we all know, there’s been a lot of talk and snark about the lack of respectful discourse in Internet culture the last while. It’s strange to me how so many people have only recently decided that a problem that’s existed as … Continue reading

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The Growing Challenge of Belief Suspension

Consider the following video game scenarios: In the BioShock series, you frequently heal your character by eating random foodstuffs found on the floor or in garbage cans. Nathan Drake cuts down hundreds of enemies in the Uncharted series, with such … Continue reading

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Review: Video Games: The Movie Is A Gushing Love Letter with Little Substance

Full disclosure: I backed the Kickstarter for this. Read on though and you’ll see how that’s clearly not affected my view of it. When it comes to video game documentaries, I’ll watch pretty much whatever I can get my hands … Continue reading

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Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect Is A Lot of Soul In A Weird Vessel

NOTE: This review contains no spoilers. The rise of achievements and trophies in games has given a pretty reliable way to tell when a game is either shovelware or was rushed out. Their design is almost always done at the end … Continue reading

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So That Was E3 2014 (With Video)

I’m going to talk about E3 on a wider scale here but if you want to hear a discussion about individual games, check out the latest RambleCast where, Chris Cessarano, Chris Woodward and I dig deep into the specifics of … Continue reading

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All the Best to TotalBiscuit (With Video)

If you watch video game content on YouTube, chances are you know who TotalBiscuit is. He’s one of the biggest names on there and one who I’ve been watching since at least early 2013, if not earlier. I still don’t … Continue reading

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Why YouTube Buying Twitch Is Probably Not A Good Thing (Ironically With YouTube Video)

Well, the seemingly inevitable has likely happened. YouTube (i.e. Google) is reportedly about to buy Twitch for $1 billion. Yes, this is being reported as rumour and isn’t confirmed yet but come on, you know it’s happening, I know it’s … Continue reading

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How to Be A Good IT Person

This is a post I’ve been meaning to make for a very long time now. I’ve had the framework in my head for what feels like forever but I never actually sat down and put it to words. Being unemployed … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Watch Me Beat Daikatana Live This Saturday, May 10th @ 9:00am EST!

UPDATE: The event has now been moved back a day to Saturday, May 10th instead of Sunday, May 11th. We were supposed to do our Mother’s Day stuff on Saturday originally but scheduling changed. Hopefully this will get a few more … Continue reading

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Introducing Retro Flashback Plays: Come Watch Me Beat Snatcher

So I’ve got this amazing idea you guys. I’m going to play a video game through to completion on YouTube! This is a totally unique idea that no one’s done before but I think it’s going to be huge! So … Continue reading

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