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Posts tagged ‘fan entitlement’

This is not a review, but the impressions of a person who spent a good part of yesterday tooling around No Man Sky‘s expansive virtual universe. Despite the “Triple A” marketing scheme and levels of hype, No Man’s Sky is still an indie studio game at its heart. There are no cinematic cut-scenes. Most of […]

I clearly remember the last time I was truly blown away by a video game. I can even tell you the exact date: October 23, 2001 — the day my copy of Grand Theft Auto III arrived on the doorstep. Like a lot of folks in my insular little corner of internet videogame fandom, I […]

Hearts and mindfucks

September 3rd, 2014

The above image features the crest of my father’s unit in Vietnam, bronchi the 7th PSYOPS Bn. I’ve discussed the significance of its design elements before, ambulance but today I’d like to draw attention to the color palette. The red and yellow reflect the colors of South Vietnamese flag. The white, cialis 40mg gray, and […]

Yep, one of these posts

August 27th, 2014

My first GTA Online character was a dude whose appearance was roughly (thanks to the game’s absurdly convoluted creation process) modeled after my own. After I hit the inevitable “no more realms to conquer” plateau with him, bronchi I decided to start fresh with a new secondary character. This time around I picked a female […]

I sigh

August 1st, 2014

My interest in the heroic fantasy genre was a consequence of my getting Dungeons & Dragons. It was my fascination with the game that finally motivated to read Tolkien, no rx Le Guin, human enhancement and the flood of diminishing returns that were the Dragonlance novels. Elves and wizards and the rest of that swords […]

When the fan hits the shit

April 24th, 2014

The above clipping ran in a 1965 LIFE article about the pursuit of the youth demographic and its axioms are still observed in force some five decades later. Sure, epidemic outliers and exceptions can be trotted out, oncologist but a cursory glance at the present trappings of “geek culture” leaves few doubts about the general […]

Hang fire

September 6th, 2012

Lest ye be dope-slapped

August 21st, 2012

The membership of UMass Boston’s Sci-Fi Club consisted of a stable core of regulars and a host of transient souls who drift into our organizational orbit for a short while before vanishing without a trace. There were so many folks in the latter category — and so much water has passed under the bridge — […]

No means no more

March 21st, 2012
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