Posts Tagged 'choice'

The choice is a lie

Photo by ppdigital There seems to be an opinion rolling around in the game community that games are about choice and about player agency, and that one core strength of games is their empowerment of audiences by putting the audience

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The choice is a lie

Photo by ppdigital There seems to be an opinion rolling around in the game community that games are about choice and about player agency, and that one core strength of games is their empowerment of audiences by putting the audience

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A protagonist is you

Many a time the statement the main character has no dept has been uttered since games have gotten more complex, and nearly every time I could not help but think someone was missing a point. While not always true in

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A protagonist is you

Many a time the statement the main character has no dept has been uttered since games have gotten more complex, and nearly every time I could not help but think someone was missing a point. While not always true in

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The Inherent Invisibility of Choices and Consequences

Just as every action has a reaction, every choice has a consequence. No matter the magnitude of the choice, from whether or not to cross the street on a red light or joining the army. Unifying for these examples is

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The Inherent Invisibility of Choices and Consequences

Just as every action has a reaction, every choice has a consequence. No matter the magnitude of the choice, from whether or not to cross the street on a red light or joining the army. Unifying for these examples is

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Interview with Chris Avellone

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with the great Chris Avellone himself, one of the minds behind the critically acclaimed Fallout franchise and Planescape: Torment. What follows is our exchange, where we speak of nearly everything you can

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Interview with Chris Avellone

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with the great Chris Avellone himself, one of the minds behind the critically acclaimed Fallout franchise and Planescape: Torment. What follows is our exchange, where we speak of nearly everything you can

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On Air Pressure

This writeup assumes that you have played the game, which can be found over at Raitendo, here (click on past the jump to see the link). I highly suggest you do so prior to reading this, as it only takes

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On Air Pressure

This writeup assumes that you have played the game, which can be found over at Raitendo, here (click on past the jump to see the link). I highly suggest you do so prior to reading this, as it only takes

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I Don't Want To Save the World

I don’t want to be the chosen one. I don’t want to get the girl. I don’t want to make kingdoms rise and fall on my whim. I don’t want to dictate who lives and dies. Most of all, I

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I Don't Want To Save the World

I don’t want to be the chosen one. I don’t want to get the girl. I don’t want to make kingdoms rise and fall on my whim. I don’t want to dictate who lives and dies. Most of all, I

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UPDATED David Gaider on Player's Propensity for 'Optimum' Choices in Dragon Age 2

SPOILERS ON A MAJOR DRAGON AGE 2 QUEST AHEAD: A bit late on the uptake, but I just recently came across a post by David Gaider in which he explains the rationale behind the Dragon Age 2 quest “All that

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UPDATED David Gaider on Player's Propensity for 'Optimum' Choices in Dragon Age 2

SPOILERS ON A MAJOR DRAGON AGE 2 QUEST AHEAD: A bit late on the uptake, but I just recently came across a post by David Gaider in which he explains the rationale behind the Dragon Age 2 quest “All that

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Christine Love Comments on 'Dont Take It Personally, Babe..' Reception

First off, if you haven’t played the game I highly suggest you do so: it’s free, it’ll only take a couple of hours, and it’s well worth your time. You can download it here, for both Mac and PC alike.

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Christine Love Comments on 'Dont Take It Personally, Babe..' Reception

First off, if you haven’t played the game I highly suggest you do so: it’s free, it’ll only take a couple of hours, and it’s well worth your time. You can download it here, for both Mac and PC alike.

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Faith in X-Men: Destiny

Here is where my morals and my values go astray. X-Men Legends, regardless of everything, is one of my favorite games of all time. Here you ask, “But Tom? What about the vastly superior Legends 2, or Ultimate Alliance, or

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Faith in X-Men: Destiny

Here is where my morals and my values go astray. X-Men Legends, regardless of everything, is one of my favorite games of all time. Here you ask, “But Tom? What about the vastly superior Legends 2, or Ultimate Alliance, or

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Throwback: Indigo Prophecy Review

Indigo Prophecy is a psychological thriller developed by Quantic Dreams’ David Cage–whom you might know of by way of Heavy Rain for the PS3. When starting IP, there will be a couple of things which may prompt you to just

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Throwback: Indigo Prophecy Review

Indigo Prophecy is a psychological thriller developed by Quantic Dreams’ David Cage–whom you might know of by way of Heavy Rain for the PS3. When starting IP, there will be a couple of things which may prompt you to just

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