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10/26/19
12:30 PM
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I played a few chapters of Rush of Blood, and it is a decent take on a light gun shooter - definitely not a bad thing for people new to VR. It’s also kind of fun to stream.

10/19/19
12:54 PM
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Been playing Outer Wilds and started Control last night. Critics are right - these are really, terrifically good games. Outer Wilds just lets you open up its worlds with exploration, and there’s always a new and giant-sized surprise. Control is the X-Files game I’ve wanted for ages and does Evil Within-style spatial Read more

10/9/19
1:45 PM
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This has been fun to follow. Thanks for all the good times trying to disentangle the mario universe’s (lack of) continuity!

10/8/19
9:32 PM
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Just watched Carole and Tuesday this past weekend and adored it. It’s my favorite anime to come along in what feels like ages. Absolutely charming main characters and relationships, good humor, and an impressive willingness to insist that plots can have antagonists that aren’t full villains for, like, no reason.

9/11/19
11:07 AM
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There were a few things that I didn’t like from the earlier demo, and it seemed like a bunch of the mechanical ones (forced returns when even accidentally leaving the AO, etc.) were changed for the better. But there was one thing that I didn’t like about that early demo that seemed unlikely to see a fix: the Read more

8/20/19
6:17 PM
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So what I’m hearing is... the X-Men are jerks. Most of them are even worse than Scott Summers.

8/20/19
6:15 PM
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Y’know, I’m sure there were a few in between 1995 and maybe 1999, but 2018 to present is a wash.

8/16/19
6:25 PM
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The whole bit of denying Jean adult personhood really goes along with the Scott Summers: Incel vibe.

8/16/19
3:29 PM
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But if they don’t call her Marvel Girl we’ll have to rely on Scott to tell us she’s a girl. YOU MUST CHOOSE.

8/9/19
2:00 AM
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Earnestly, it was clear that you’re putting a lot of thought into this. Also, I agree about Hitman’s plot and some of the logic of the clues and missions. They’re both just fun games!

8/2/19
1:05 PM
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Good guide. Thanks for untangling all the EVO and AnimEVO links. Now I know where to head for that Puyo Puyo Tetris goodness.

8/2/19
12:40 AM
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I have no idea why Marvel keeps Scott around to this day, with barely any variation in character. He’s been established for decades as an irredeemable idiot.

8/1/19
2:32 AM
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Great piece - I would love to hear more about the selective localization strategy and how it related to genre. That little taste (Sonic doesn’t need it, Phantasy Star does and took off like a rocket) is fascinating.

7/31/19
3:28 PM
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But wait, didn’t the first playstation come out before the N64? Hey, it was a while ago, and I was a kid so I don’t quite remember the order.

7/31/19
2:14 PM
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They really nailed it. It’s the best VR racer that I’ve played so far. Having the depth of VR really helps judge distances in between turns. The most impressive thing is how the team somehow kept the feeling of speed without making things feel, uh, swimmy.