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RocketJump-Ification: Slouch Against The Machine

“It is fateful and ironic how the lie we need in order to live dooms us to a life that is never really ours.” — Ernest Becker Yesterday I broke down and ventured outside my door to buy a new pair of shoes, an experience I wasn’t looking forward to, but was rendered mandatory by more »

I’m a big fan of The Sims 4 gallery

When it comes to player created content in The Sims, I used to be one of those players who only went for original items created by players. I didn’t want to visit the official exchanges to get Sims or homes made by other people with pieces included in the base game, because I figured it more »

Skyrim Mods converge, create an odd journey

I mentioned in my last article that there was a mod called “Live Another Life”, which gave you an alternate start in your Skyrim game. There’s another Skyrim mod that adds onto that, called “Random Alternate Start”. It’s the exact same thing, only it lets you pick a starting equipment kit, and then places you more »

Bioware has unleashed a mysterious ‘Green Cloud’ on Australia

Well, here’s something interesting. BioWare appears to be trying to sneak a game up on us, and they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those plucky Australians. The Australian ratings board mentioned, as part of the usual paperwork, that a game from BioWare codenamed “Green Cloud” had gotten a rating. It more »

The Goat Simulator iOS and Android versions are wreaking havoc everywhere

Those concerned about the hooved, horned, and prehensile-tongued menace that is the goat should probably avoid iTunes and Google Play for a few weeks. The Goat Simulator iOS and Android ports are here. They’ve popped up inexplicably and without warning, and we all will have to face the prospect of people we know acting like more »

Everyone wins if Square Enix helps Steam become a JRPG destination

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy XIII to Steam. We all have mixed feelings about this. The other day, Final Fantasy IV also hit Steam. We have less mixed feelings, with a touch of apathy because that freakin’ game is on like, everything. But that’s not all. Trails in the Sky debuted on Steam recently, more »

Here’s Your September 19, 2014 Indie Game Bundle Update

This week’s indie game bundle has exploded. It’s huge. How huge? There are 31 indie game bundles available this week. It’s incredible. If you can’t find something for yourself in this update, you aren’t looking hard enough. I know I picked up the Groupees Shiny Loot 7 bundle myself. See for yourself how great this more »

Alternate Skyrim start? My pleasure!

Have you ever wondered what it might be like if you could start Skyrim at a different point than “sentenced to death for unknown crimes”? Maybe you wanted to start in Rorikstead as Erik the Slayer’s childhood friend? Perhaps you wanted to start shipwrecked on an island somewhere? There’s a mod for that. It’s called more »

The TGS 2014 Silent Hills trailer doesn’t excite me like I wish it would

Now, I’m the first to admit that I’m not huge in the horror genre. The first time I played Silent Hill, I was a little too young to really appreciate it, and kept being annoyed that it wasn’t Resident Evil. I was more prepared to enjoy Silent Hill 2, and did so immensely. But we more »

Nintendo eShop Update for September 18, 2014

How do you spell anticlimactic? E-S-H-O-P! Yes, today is one of “those” updates. There are new and games, but none of them are really worth getting excited about. It’s bound to happen on a week where the two most exciting, eShop exclusives are Virtual Console titles, and was probably arranged on purpose so the just-released more »

Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition on discs in about 2 weeks

Sony has good news for people who are still leary of the all-digital future. People who prefer to have a disc-based library can enjoy the Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition soon. Physical copies of the game will be here before you know it. Well, not exactly before we know it. The PS4 version of Minecraft will more »

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Stop forcing FFXIII on us, Square Enix

We’ve made up our minds about Final Fantasy XIII. It’s been four years since FFXIII, two since FFXIII-2, and we saw Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII earlier this year. Admittedly, the installments did get better as the trilogy went on, but that doesn’t change one, important thing. People already know about the FFXIII trilogy. We’ve more »