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Smash vs League, 1v1 me IRL

Cards on the table: I’m not a fan of eSports. Part of that comes from the fact that I’ve never really given it a proper chance, but I’m also not really sure I get the appeal. So imag...

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The Truth Won’t Set You Free

Sometimes, games lie to us. I think, when it’s done well, it can lead to some super cool experiences. One of my personal favorite examples is Verde Station (which is a game that more people shou...

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Better With Age

Videogames have a unique ability to affect us in ways that no other medium can. Themes, interactivity, the specific feedback loop of gameplay, and most relevant to this article, the story. I really li...

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You Can’t Understand Everything

On the surface, Sethian seems like a game about deciphering a dead, alien language. Personally, I’m already sold on that premise alone. But to Medium writer pip d, it was so much more. It was th...

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Stream Sniping

Writing for PCGamer, Christopher Livingston examines the issue of “stream-sniping”–when a player watches an online opponent’s livestream for a competitive edge–through a ...

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Brands Are Not People

This might be, without exaggeration, one the most important things I’ve featured here. This Polygon opinion piece by Tim Colwill makes the case that Valve, in the guise of its public persona as ...

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Games From A Different Place

I love reading stories about games coming from places other than the usual Western Europe, US, and Japan. I’ve seen games from Indonesia, Egypt, Russia, and I’m constantly looking for more...