Scanline Plays Virginia

After a lengthy hiatus and several technical difficulties, Colin and I are back with another playthrough! This time, we took a look at Virginia, a short adventure that mixes the small-town charm of Twin Peaks with the quick jump cuts of Thirty Flights of Loving. Though we both came away with mixed feelings, this expedient game has its charms, …

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The Best of Scanline Media… So Far

Jen: Let’s be real for a moment: this has been a frightening week in an already turbulent year. I am still coping with the knowledge that this country has elected a figure who ran on promises of eroding the rights and safety nets of myself and many others that I know and love. But we’re …

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Investigation Team: Persona 4, Part 1

A new podcast feed dawns, and with it, the launch of our new podcast! Welcome to Investigation Team, where Colin and Jen dive deep into games well known and loved, taking a long look at what makes them tick. In our first episode, we begin our investigation of Persona 4, the PS2 JRPG that took …

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The Silver Case Review: Kill the Past

Out of all the “auteur” game developers that have bounced around over the last few decades, Suda51 (Goichi Suda) felt like he stood out. Sure, his latest work is more focused on titillation than anything else (how else do you explain a repeating minigame dedicated to ogling your character’s companions?), but back when Killer7 and …

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Flip the Switch

So, okay. Can I spoil the McRib magic for you? I’m going to need to if we’re going to talk about Nintendo. We cool? Duck out if we’re not cool. This is your official warning that there will be spoilers for the McDonald’s classic sandwich “The McRib.” Alright, all the cowards have left- perfect. Let’s …

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Taking Pokemon Lore Way Too Seriously

I was delighted, and pleasantly surprised, by the announcement of the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo. There was never much question for me if I’d get it- I am, in my own way, a pretty demented Pokemon superfan. Still, a chance to get an early look at the game, first-hand, was appreciated. The fact that …

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