Category Archives: games

Morning Awful: Limbaugh Newsletter Lift

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

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Why Mass Effect is a Parable About Climate Change

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

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Mass Effect 3 Porn

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.

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Spent

Finally, an online game that represents the reality of working America after three decades of deliberate, sustained wage suppression!┬áSpent 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

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Video Games are Tools of Satan

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

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Korgoth of Barbaria

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.

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Mario Dumps Pauline

Confession time: as a kid, I hated Donkey Kong.

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Sim Filibuster

I question the notion that video games can’t say anything profound about the world. Continue reading

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Contra vs. Tetris

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