Posts Tagged ‘video game’

Failure to launch

The Liberal government is demonstrating mastery in messaging within modern pop culture. From memes to selfies – there are a lot of examples, but none better than their mimicry of the never-shocking ‘Kickstarter failure.’  It’s a weird thing to emulate perhaps, but it is one of the most consistent things they have done with their big-ticket campaign promises. The level of similarity is…

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Why aren’t you playing: Antichamber

  I’ve rewritten this review a dozen times, now. I can’t find words for my experience with Antichamber–not because it was stupendous or too beautiful to describe, but simply because I cannot rightly think of an experience like it. It is truly unique. Antichamber is a conundrum wrapped in a metaphorical enigma, tossed into an allegorical…

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Why aren’t you playing: The Stanley Parable

I once thought of myself as rather clever. I had managed to get myself on top of one of the desks in the office area just outside Stanley’s cubicle. The narrator had just introduced the game for the billionth time. But not this time, no! I had climbed a chair, mounted a desk, and vaulted…

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Why aren’t you playing: Outlast

  Fifteen minutes. That’s how long I lasted my first attempt at playing *Outlast*. I walked past the gates of Mount Massive Asylum, and upon finding the door locked, I climbed through some scaffolding to get in through a window in the east wing of the building. A few classic style jump scares, some spooky…

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Why aren’t you playing: Gone Home

I feel I must punctuate the beginning of this review with a stern warning that continuing beyond this first paragraph may rob you of an incredible experience. Thus is the nature of Gone Home, by The Fullbright Company. It is the expectations you go in with against the actuality of what happens that elevate this…

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Inside: Madden NFL 25

It’s 9 p.m., I’ve got a drink in hand, chips and Grandma’s homemade pickles within reach, and my good friend Ben seated across the sofa from me. The television screen is glowing with the main menu of Madden NFL 25. Not a bad way to start a Saturday night. It’s hard to believe it’s been…

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