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Class and Games Writing Catch-up

It’s been a while, so I took some time this week to update the research and writing sections of my website. Although my overall pace has slowed a bit this year due to obvious reasons, I have been slowly pumping out work for the ongoing Class and Games research project I’m part of alongside a number of cool and talented people. I already posted about All in a Day’s Work: Working-Class...

Mammoth Island Games

After years of sharing tabletop game projects on this website (and a smattering of other strange locales), my brother and I have decided to create an itch.io page under the banner of Mammoth Island Games + Words. It currently contains only our most popular projects – The Elephant in the Room: Feat Taxes in Pathfinder and Hearth & Blade – but we’ll be adding some additional...

The Extinction of the MMORPG

A few nights ago, I was playing Wildstar with my committed leveling buddy. We had just arrived at Malgrave, the zone where players on the Exile side spend their last ten levels. After collecting twenty cacti from sun-scorched dunes and reducing a species of space bears to nigh-extinction, I couldn’t help but make a offhand remark. “Man, this feels a lot like World of Warcraft.” This...

Games to Watch in 2013

I apologize for the lateness of this blog post. My computer of six years died last weekend, and I’ve been scrambling to recover my data to my laptop and arrange a proper viking funeral. Despite beginning on a personal sour note, I see 2013 as a year of hopefulness. After a sluggish end to 2012, there is a deluge of compelling PC titles set for release in the year of the snake. I’d...

Scribblenauts Unlimited Review

The original Scribblenauts was a fan favourite for the Nintendo DS. The title graced the handheld console in 2009 and became a sleeper hit for 5th Cell. Although the Nintendo DS had already proven itself at this point (thanks to early successful experiments such as Kirby: Canvas Curse), Scribblenauts consolidated the system’s reputation as a breeding ground for unique and innovative games...