Category Archives: Culture

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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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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Why Does South Park Get Away With It? (With Video)

Sorry for the delay between the video and the blog. Life’s a little crazy right now. I kind of talk about why in the video. Before I get too far in, I should point out that I write this post … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Internet Reality (With Video)

When I wrote about the Flappy bird thing recently, I touched on the subject of what I termed the “Internet Reality.” There’s been a lot of discussion on hatred and vitriol on the Internet in the last year but particularly in the … Continue reading

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Fishy Bird

This Flappy Bird thing amirite? So yeah, I tried out Flappy Bird. I downloaded it to our iPad 2, played it for about 10 minutes and uninstalled it. It’s a bad game with blatantly ripped off ideas, the same kind … Continue reading

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My Bold Predictions for 2014

Another year, another set of Bold Predictions. I revisited and scored myself on last year’s predictions in my previous post and I did pretty much the same as last year, which is to say pretty good but not perfect. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Bold Predictions for 2013

Happy New Year everyone! I had planned a longer blog post and Geek Bravado Ramble to talk about 2013 and some thoughts I had on the year ahead but every time I sat down to do them, it just didn’t … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Video Games of 2013 (Plus Honourable Mentions & Disappointments)

Well here we are, the end of another year is rapidly approaching and it’s time for top 10 lists again. I did this for the first time last year and have actually been looking forward to doing it again. I wish … Continue reading

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My DOOM Story

In news that’s sure to make a lot of us who aren’t really that old feel really old (I know I sure did), iconic id Software classic DOOM turned 20 years old yesterday. For as much time as I spend … Continue reading

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