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November 18, 2012

Skyfall

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It seems like all I’m posting about these days is movies, but I saw Skyfall last night and I’m going to post about it regardless. I’m also in the middle of The Hydrogen Sonata and it’s pretty solid, though. Anyway, movie review. This is going to have some spoilers so I’ll put in a cut.
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July 1, 2012

Fixing Prometheus

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There seems to be a thing going around where people are trying to fix up Prometheus to make it more coherent. This seems like an interesting exercise, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. Needless to say, this will contain major movie spoilers.

To make things a challenge, presumably the goal should be to do so with the minimum number of changes. So here’s my attempt at Fixing Prometheus In N Easy Steps: (more…)

November 13, 2011

Immortals

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So yesterday I saw Immortals. I didn’t know much about it going in, as evidenced by the fact that I thought it was a sequel to 300. I mean, c’mon, they’re both action movies set around a war in ancient Greece involving some dudes named The Immortals. But no, totally unrelated. Anyway, I had some thoughts.
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November 7, 2010

IF Competition 2010, general thoughts

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Ok, done with all the games! Now let’s talk trends (this has spoilers, obviously):
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IF Competition 2010, reviews part 5

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Last reviews! Specifically: The 12:54 to Asgard, Gris et Jaune, One Eye Open, and The Warbler’s Nest.

Up next: some thoughts about the comp as a whole.

November 2, 2010

IF Competition 2010, reviews part 4

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Penultimate reviews! This year I decided to play the games by people I didn’t know first (usually), so this and next week’s are going to mostly be by more experienced authors. I’ll probably do some kind of comp summary post at the end, too — this has been a pretty interesting year for a couple reasons. But hey, have some reviews: The Chronicler, Aotearoa, Flight of the Hummingbird, Mite, and Under, In Erebus.

October 24, 2010

IF Competition 2010, reviews part 3

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I am back from lovely and damp Port Angeles and fully prepared to rock some more comp games. Specifically, my rocking action has been directed at the following entries: The Blind House, Death Off the Cuff, Divis Mortis, Gigantomania, Heated, and A quiet evening at home. More, equally-rocking updates to follow!

October 10, 2010

IF Competition 2010, reviews part 2

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Chugging along busily here with more reviews. Slightly fewer reviews here, but they get into more game design issues and are somewhat longer (in particular, the Oxygen review talks about moral decisions in games). The new reviews: The Bible Retold: Following a Star, The Bible Retold: The Lost Sheep, Ninja’s Fate, Oxygen, and The People’s Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game.

October 7, 2010

IF Competition 2010, reviews part 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — inky @ 11:09 pm

Hey, it’s that time of year again! I’m not sure how chunkily I am going to do reviews this year but for right now I have a half-dozen: East Grove Hills, Leadlight, Pen and Paint, R, Rogue of the Multiverse, and Sons of the Cherry. No doubt more will be coming soon.

May 14, 2010

Echo Bazaar (pt 5, Social Games)

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Sorry, real-life stuff is getting in the way of more game design discussion (and I’m almost done anyway). So I think today I’m going to detour and do a short post about the kind of gameplay that happens mostly outside the game, and come back next week sometime with a wrapup post. (Incidentally, Alexis showed up and put a couple comments on the last post, which was pretty cool to see.)
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