Rest can be Super-Effective.
The relationship we have with rest varies from person to person…some of us love it, others despise it. Generally, resting seems poorly-timed in gaming and life, but it’s still critical every so often.
Do Black People Play Board Games?
My new local board game store is in a section of town with tons of black people…I’ve just never seen any of them in the store. And when I think about it, I’ve rarely seen them in other board game stores, either.
The Importance of the Visual Novel
Playing Three-Fourths Home on XBox One taught me a couple things: 1) I’m impatient, and 2) visual novels are a critical component of gaming’s growth in storytelling ability.
The Martian’s Laserlife: Space and Existentialism
I can’t help but think of Matt Damon’s new movie The Martian inside the framework of Choice Provision’s new space game Laserlife. Inside that intersection is a paradox about life I can’t quite resolve.
Why Aren’t Star Wars Battlefront and Call of Duty Learning from Titanfall?
Titanfall was one of the first big first-person shooters for current-gen systems, and it carved out a lot of new ground in the FPS space by refining some common genre elements and introducing a couple new ones. So why haven’t games like Call of Duty: Black…
Reading Your Opponent (and Yourself): Fighting Games and Fighting Life
Fighting games are basically the Poker of the video game world…well, the Poker that isn’t Poker. And there’s just as much to learn…I started learning in the second grade.
Hoarders, or Patrons? A Case For Dealing With Your Pile of Shame
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: I’ve got a pretty massive Pile of Shame. Anyone who knows me personally has likely seen at least a portion of my Pile of Shame. It’s not going to get any smaller. And before…
Does Violence Need to Be Our Default Response in Gaming?
I’ve been thinking a lot about violence in gaming lately, about conflict and the tools we use to resolve it, violent or otherwise.
First Post: Let’s Intelligame.
I know when I’ve played a good game because I feel the same way I do when I watch a good movie. After a good movie, all I can think about while the credits roll is how many papers I want to write about what I…