Posts Tagged 'Half Life'

Characters that Count

  Note: This article contains story spoilers for Shadow of the Colossus. There are many memorable characters in games, but what makes a truly great character, and how are they a more integral part of storytelling than a simple avatar?

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Characters that Count

  Note: This article contains story spoilers for Shadow of the Colossus. There are many memorable characters in games, but what makes a truly great character, and how are they a more integral part of storytelling than a simple avatar?

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On Entitlement: Are We Whiners, Or Just Passionate?

Image by Daniel Horacio Agostini, licensed under Creative Commons Just when you thought the word ‘fanboy’ had gone away and gamers could have conversations without throwing trite slurs at each other, there’s a new villain in town: ‘entitled’. It crops

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On Entitlement: Are We Whiners, Or Just Passionate?

Image by Daniel Horacio Agostini, licensed under Creative Commons Just when you thought the word ‘fanboy’ had gone away and gamers could have conversations without throwing trite slurs at each other, there’s a new villain in town: ‘entitled’. It crops

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Death and Storytelling

One of the distinguishing – though not universal – features of playing games is that you die.  The natural phrase people use – even small kids who’ve not learned it via experience – is to say “I died,” not “Mario

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Death and Storytelling

One of the distinguishing – though not universal – features of playing games is that you die.  The natural phrase people use – even small kids who’ve not learned it via experience – is to say “I died,” not “Mario

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Valve announce Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

As part of Valve’s new modus operandi of not releasing anymore Half-Life games ever, the studio that recently brought you Portal 2 has announced a sequel to arguably its most successful popular intellectual property, Counter-Strike. The Half-Life mod that became

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Valve announce Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

As part of Valve’s new modus operandi of not releasing anymore Half-Life games ever, the studio that recently brought you Portal 2 has announced a sequel to arguably its most successful popular intellectual property, Counter-Strike. The Half-Life mod that became

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Nothing to post so here's Freeman's Mind

Weekend news is being taken up by PAX. Since none of us are at PAX, this means we kind of suck this weekend. Everyone’s occupied by work besides me, who is occupied by not work. In other words, I was

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Nothing to post so here's Freeman's Mind

Weekend news is being taken up by PAX. Since none of us are at PAX, this means we kind of suck this weekend. Everyone’s occupied by work besides me, who is occupied by not work. In other words, I was

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