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I guess the problem is not limited to religion, but how often does a game developer has something truly interesting to say about ANY topic? Answer is: rarely.

2 years, 4 months ago on The depiction of religion in games is awful for non-religious and religious alike


It's the "Truffaut was right" trope, I suppose. The one that says one can't make a truly anti-war movie. In games, interactivity demands players to perform action and the most fundamental action in any game is to win, conquer and kill. If killing is how you communicate in games, we will never be able to make a non-violent game.

2 years, 5 months ago on Sometimes games want you to think they're critiquing violence, but instead they legitimize it


So... vacation's over!

2 years, 5 months ago on Nightmare Mode is back


I didn't feel any dissonance with Max Payne - in fact, I have never felt it with any other Max Payne game. The game itself says he isn't really mourning his wife - whose memory he admits becomes foggier as the the years go by - but mourning the idealized life he believe he could have had.  I did feel that dissonance, however, with Uncharted. Drake's merry attitude, when juxtaposed to his relentless killing, makes him a particularly disturbing and cold killer.

2 years, 8 months ago on Reality Check: Only Entertainment


Well, that's pretty much what happens when what was scarce becomes abundant, or rather, infinite. It's one of the major questions regarding virtual items: should we apply artificial, arbitrary restrictions to a good that's endless or should we simply see their values plummet?


However designed that auction house didn't know a thing about economics.

2 years, 9 months ago on Diablonomics: How Diablo 3's Auction House Makes It Feel Pointless


I need that Megaman one for my office desk! I only have a Domo-chan and he's so lonely...

2 years, 9 months ago on 5 video game action figures you didn't know you wanted


@Fiohnel Yes. This.

2 years, 9 months ago on 3 fictional universes that should go MMO