Playlist: September 28th

Here’s what we played/watched this week: PLAYED Grand Theft Auto V Ben: This is the first Grand Theft Auto I’ve ever seen to completion! Whenever I took a vacation to Liberty City, Vice City or San Andreas, it took me the span of a few hours of mind-numbing, repetitious tasks before I grew bored and …

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Kickstopper

When Double Fine debuted their Kickstarter campaign for the project that would become Broken Age, the gaming press exploded with the news. For years, games had been at the whim of big publishers, needing to appeal to businessmen who only know the games industry as a series of numbers and variables. Focus tested, safe game …

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Where Next for Goichi Suda?

For me, and I’m sure many others, Killer7 was a revelatory experience. It was the first game I’d played where the goal was more than mere entertainment. Killer7 wanted you to enjoy yourself, but more than that, it wanted to take you out of your comfort zone and show you a world that defied expectation. …

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Seeking Asylum

In an event best classified as an anomaly, two first-person, weaponless horror games released a week apart. The newcomer Outlast had first dibs, and plopped players in a not-so-abandoned asylum with a battery-guzzling camcorder as their only line of defense. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs sets its sights in the midst of the Industrial Age, …

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Playlist: September 15

Another week, another Playlist! Colin’s under the weather, so I’ll be taking the reins for the day. I wish him the best of luck and hope he has a speedy recovery! Now, onto the games…. -Ben Spelunky Traditionally, roguelikes and I don’t mix. I certainly appreciate games like The Binding of Isaac and Paranautical Activity, …

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Scanline Plays: Magicka

Colin and I have wanted to add video content to Scanline Media for some time, but there was always one obstacle or another that kept us from our ambitions. Thankfully, most of those complications have cleared up, and aside from one obnoxious technical error that forced us to scrap our first hour-long play session, we …

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Play Now, My Lord

Believe it or not, I’ve had people ask me for advice on running a pen and paper RPG before. I assume it’s more because people experienced in Game Mastering are so rare than it is because of any particular skill on my part- I am certainly not a naturally talented GM. I have, however, played …

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Playing in the MUD

For the vast majority of my youth, I wasn’t allowed to own a video game console. My parents had received a lot of bad information about its dangers, and in their desire to forge a healthy happy youngling, they made some choices that I would call misguided. I had, however, a computer, the internet, and …

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Playlist: September 6th

Here’s what we played this week: PLAYED Outlast Ben: When anything related to horror is marketed by bragging about audience reactions, I’m immediately skeptical. Everyone consumes entertainment differently; I once sat behind a buff man with tribal tattoos in a theater, and he wailed when a harmless cat leaped from a garbage can. You can …

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