Tim Rogers
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I make videos for Kotaku. I make video games for myself and my friends. I like writing fiction. Someday I will publish a novel. Who knows!
10/11/19
5:30 PM
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ah, lol, i promise i had an extremely elaborate joke planned in the way of comparing mustangs and crown vics, before i cut myself off by talking about something else . . . oops

10/10/19
1:06 PM
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whenever i write about or stream a racing game, i get a lot of “how do i get into racing games” questions; so many that i keep thinking i should do a “how to get into racing games” video. one of my Top Ten Tips would be to crank that sound and always be listening to the cars. playing with the sound turned off should = Read more

10/10/19
1:05 PM
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events are all grouped into classes, so there’s a little playlist of cars you’re allowed to use for each one. you can buy a new car if you need one for a particular race. and sometimes you are forced to drive a specific vehicle. for example, for the third event in the stock car series, you have to buy a trophy truck; Read more

10/10/19
1:03 PM
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i 1000% forgive you for not wading into my hideous video to find the answer, so here it is: yes! the damage is great. persistent debris on the track, as well. the AIs are rowdier than heck, too, and cause big accidents decently frequently, so yeah, i’ve lost a race because i got slammed by the hood flyin off another Read more

10/9/19
5:14 PM
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Nah, it’s pretty bare. Though one guy’s “no frills” is another guy’s “no nonsense,” I guess. The racing is extremely solid, for what it’s worth.

10/9/19
4:10 PM
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Yeah, it’s *so weird* that “singleplayer arcade-style late-night zone-out racing games” fell off the map. We haven’t had a Ridge Racer in forever, and stuff like Forza Horizon—while wonderful!—is too packed with open-world features, worldbuilding, and other triple-A-video-game paraphernalia. I just wanna drive some Read more

10/4/19
4:50 PM
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ah, it turns out the player on this site flat-out does not support captions. i didn’t know that, because i only ever watch my own videos (i mean, when i watch them at ALL!) on youtube. so if you go over to youtube.com/kotaku you should be able to find the video up near the top!

10/4/19
1:21 PM
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i do subtitles when i have the time . . . IN FACT! i had time, this time! there’ll be subtitles in there in a couple minutes . . . !!!!!

9/30/19
10:42 AM
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Hmmm, I think it’s a pretty strong assumption, though, given that all the games it stylistically references (Final Fantasy VI, for example) were 60fps. I was there, buddy . . . I was there in 1994, when literally everything was 60fps, which was interestingly before we even knew what “60fps” was.

9/27/19
2:51 PM
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octopath’s neo-pixel-art graphical style begs for 60fps, and the game runs at 30 . . . there’s no way the developers didn’t want 60 . . .

9/27/19
2:49 PM
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heh notice i said the “best” installment in my “favorite” game series . . . not my “favorite” installment :-D

9/18/19
3:14 PM
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this is an interesting idea which, uhh . . . maybe you might see another comment i wrote in this thread . . .

9/18/19
3:10 PM
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I promise I am not including any in-jokes re: my videos or any of my other writing. I am translating the game exactly as it would have been translated by, uh, someone like me, had I been 40 years old in 1997 instead of in 2019!

9/3/19
12:41 AM
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are you saying they just click the videos, maximize the player, sit back, watch the whole video, and then applaud so vigorously at the end that the tab closes on its own??

9/2/19
4:34 PM
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i have included a link to kotaku’s youtube channel at the bottom of literally every one of my 200 or so posts on this website over the last two years Read more

8/27/19
6:06 PM
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yeah, a lot rankles me about the word “metroidvania.” “metroidvania” is what internet forum-dwelling game experts in the early 2000s called castlevania symphony of the night, specifically. ie, that it was a castlevania that felt like super metroid. Read more

8/27/19
3:36 PM
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heh . . . i feel like The Other Term is (*borderline*) acceptable only for describing a 2D side-scroller. i simply won’t stand for its use in a 3D game! i actually think we should coin the term “primelike,” to describe a game that, like this one, is like metroid prime specifically.