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FTL: Advanced Edition is my favorite transit game

When I first got FTL, I played it almost non-stop. It’s a great game and is just random enough to be fresh every time, just standardized enough to be a familiar experience. It’s something that not many games manage. I loved the game so much, I even wrote a short story that amounted to FTL more »

I still bought Alice in the Heart

You all know how I feel about the Alice in the Heart translation. It’s abysmal. Quinrose should have gone above and beyond to make their English debut perfect, and instead it’s a heart-wrenching mess. I still bought it. I expected far better from Alice in the Heart and Quinrose. Especially since Yen Press Seven Seas more »

Hackers’ PlayStation Network DDOS attacks hurting gamers, not Sony

PS3, PS4, and Vita owners experienced a bit of trouble yesterday, due to hackers deciding to “enlighten” us with PlayStation Network DDoS attacks. Lizard Squad took credit, claiming this was a move to end corporate greed by showing how “incompetent” Sony was for allowing it to happen. Because apparently, Lizard Squad feels the PlayStation Plus more »

Intimate, Infinite: Gamifying Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges is the rare author that’s treasured by academics and mystics alike, his brilliance so radiant and his chosen subjects so diverse they transcend culture and dogma to become something immortal. Attempting to summarize the breadth and depth of Borges’ various obsessions is a fool’s errand, but the following will have to suffice: more »

Virtuix Omni might be the future of VR

It’s obviously no secret that I’m a fan of virtual reality. It stems from my ongoing love affair with anime like .Hack and Sword Art Online. I dream for the days when we can be fully immersed in video games. Hopefully that immersion doesn’t end badly like it did in .Hack or SAO, but that’s more »

Important Importables: Snow Miku Nendoroid Magical Snow Ver.

As promised, here’s another Important Importables in a timely fashion! I’m getting good at this! This installment is all about the incredibly lovely, 2014 Snow Miku Nendoroid. It was going to be a long review of the figure, with lots of detailed pictures, but something happened. This post happened. Here’s how it all went. I more »

Tangram Attack: Don’t become complacent

Earlier this month, I mentioned that Tangram Attack for the is more of a stylus skill trainer than a game about tangrams. This is still true, but now that I’ve had the game for a little longer I have noticed something else incredibly important. It is very easy to underestimate the difficulty of this game. more »

5 Simpsons games to play during the FXX marathon

When you try to think of good licensed games, The Simpsons aren’t really the property that floats to the top of your head. Hell, there are probably at least half a dozen games based on some facet of the Simpsons you haven’t even heard of. The rabbit hole for such a huge cash cow runs more »

Heroes Loot Crate: Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT, Mega Man and more

Hey, Technology Tell readers, check this out: starting this month, I’ll be going over and offering my thoughts on that Loot Crate thing everyone is talking about. For the sake of maintaining the surprise for everyone (half of the fun!) I figure waiting a day is reasonable enough. If you’re a big Loot Crate junkie more »

Swing Copters is not the next Flappy Bird

So-difficult-it’s-practically-impossible has become its own game genre, thanks to mobile gamers. They elevated these ridiculously difficult titles, which provide five minutes of play at best for even the most skilled, to a commercially viable property. Flappy Bird is heralded is the “king” of this cluster, but I feel Swing Copters will be the impossible games’ more »

Batman Will Defeat Superman In Dawn Of Justice

While most superhero fans are waiting with baited breath and anxiousness for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, I decided to take a look back at what I believe will be the deciding factor when DC’s legendary heroes collide in Zack Snyder’s much anticipated 2016 movie. “But Quinn, you ridiculously scruffy man-nerd, you’re supposed to more »

Sepulchre: You’ve Always Been Here

Guilt is a terrible thing. I don’t mean remorse, or guilt in the sense of assigning blame, I mean guilt as an emotion. The guilt humans experience doesn’t exist in the animal kingdom. Apes don’t feel guilty because they don’t love their children as much as they think they should, and they don’t torment themselves more »