Jan
20
2020
1

People fulminating about violent video games again. Yay.

Look, I feel that there is an Understanding, or there should be. I am now in this lane. A certain segment of the population is now in that lane. I am retired, so I stay out of their lane; and they should stay out of mine. Particularly when it comes to things like video games, which are frankly a convenient whipping boy for whatever general damfool feels like being a damfool in public this week. If you don’t like ’em, don’t play ’em; and if you don’t want your kids exposed to ’em, don’t let them play ’em. Aside from that, mind your own damned business.

I have spoken.

Apr
03
2019
6

How do I feel about this Paranoia video game?

I’m not sure.

(more…)

Aug
02
2018
2

Please do not use cars as video game platforms.

This is a very, very, very, very, very dumb idea.

(more…)




Dec
01
2016
10

So, Neverwinter Nights Diamond edition is temporarily available for free…

…on GOG.com. ¬† I take it that this is, like, a big deal or something? ¬†I vaguely remember that people were talking about Neverwinter Nights, back in the day – so I grabbed it. That was the right call, yes?




Nov
12
2015
--

My PJ Lifestyle post on Hillary Clinton coming for your video games is up.

Annnnnd link here. The short version: she totally is. I’m not joking. The woman sponsored blatantly unconstitutional legislation along those lines when she was a Senator.




Aug
30
2015
5

Q. How do you turn junk into treasure?

A. Bury it in the desert:

A cache of Atari game cartridges, including copies of one of the worst video games ever made, have sold for more then $100,000 after being discovered in a landfill site in the desert.

The ‘one of the worst video games ever made’ thing, of course, refers to¬†E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. A landfill copy sold for $1,535 – which is weird, because if you click on that lin you’ll see that you can get in on Amazon for around eighty bucks. ¬†Not that you should spend eighty bucks on that game either, by all accounts…

Moe Lane




Jun
27
2015
3

My PJLifestyle post on Lovecraft in video game RPGs is up.

Found here. Short version: Lovecraftian icons and themes can be useful for video game RPGs. Also: I finally got around to putting my Patreon link in my profile over there. ¬†Seriously, why I didn’t do that from the start…




Apr
09
2015
4

Quote of the Day, Teach… The Parents Well… edition.

Gabe of Penny Arcade:

Last night I was a guest speaker during a PTA meeting at my son’s school. I spoke about video games, ratings and the importance of paying attention to what your kids are playing. I thought it went really well and I figured I’d break down my talk here in case anyone wanted to take some of my ideas and do something similar at their kid’s school.

You know… people¬†probably should. I remember what many parents (including mine!) got pretty wrong about roleplaying games, when I was a kid; I imagine that it’s a lot worse for video games, given that there really is a lot more in the way of objectionable material that’s accessible to kids. Sharing one’s knowledge on this topic seems like a mitzvah.




Nov
07
2014
1

Reminder: Assassin’s Creed: Unity out November 11th.

Got delayed a bit.

Not picking it up right away, though: the budget indicated that it was this or¬†Dragon Age Inquisition, and DAI won the toss. ¬†Mostly because that’s the one my wife plays, too.




Sep
05
2013
3

Hey, the Walking Dead video game series is on ridiculous sale.

75% off.

Was it any good? – Keep in mind that I have a lot of games to chew through first, but putting down ten bucks or so now instead of thirty later for the game and DLC makes a certain amount of sense, IF the game is worth it.




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