Fresh Dispatches From The Culture Wars
December 9th, 2013
The New York Times has published some delightful linkbait from their Snowden files about American intelligence agents searching for terror[...]
Category Archives: games
The picture on the left is a “Nightmare Beast” from the 2002 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual. The one on the right is from the latest edition of Rush Limbaugh’s newsletter. Needless to say, it took about … Continue reading
This post is going to have spoilers, including for the ending to Mass Effect 3. Mass Effect is my current science fictional obsession. I buttoned down and got an Xbox 360 solely for it in 2007; I wound up re-buying … Continue reading
I have never played the game (I’m not big on first-person shooters) and have no idea what this man is talking about, but the visuals make me want him to shut up and let me play.
Finally, an online game that represents the reality of working America after three decades of deliberate, sustained wage suppression! Spent is like Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed as a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure: The project of a North Carolina ministry and an ad agency, … Continue reading
These people are exactly like Taliban fundies banning music and television. They would protest the comparison, but they would protest it too much. Anything that expands a child’s imagination beyond the limits of Leviticus — books, movies, games, whatever — … Continue reading
This is apparently the pilot of a cartoon that never went into episodic production. It’s also ridiculously full of fantasy fanboy humor and silly, over-the-top Metalocalypse-style violence.
Confession time: as a kid, I hated Donkey Kong.
I question the notion that video games can’t say anything profound about the world. Continue reading