Monthly Archives: August 2013

Saints Row 4 Review

I am mostly finished with SR4 and it has started to become a slog.  The game never really capitalizes on the promise of liberating itself from the shackles of plausibility. Most of the complaints about the game seem to be … Continue reading

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The Carr Doctrine

I haven’t done any political writing on this blog, but I am going to change that with this post.  Syria has been in the news lately and now because of Assad’s use of chemical weapons it has reached a level … Continue reading

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Civ 5 is Finally the Best Game in the Series

I picked up Gods and Kings, the first expansion pack to Civ 5, in the Steam Summer Sale.  Recently I won a game on Immortal difficulty which is much higher difficulty than I ever reliably won in previous Civs.  Part … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Make Good Video Games?

The title of this post obviously ignores the fact that I could say the same thing about any creative endeavor.  Yet something like a movie is fundamentally different than a game in this respect.  A game has game mechanics that … Continue reading

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Alpha Protocol: Maligned, But for the Wrong Reasons

I recently finished Alpha Protocol, another valiant, but ultimately disappointing effort by Black Isle refugees at Obsidian.  What I find interesting is that the reviews of this game seem to deride it for all the wrong reasons. For instance, because … Continue reading

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Fat Loss Myth Myth

On the part of the internet I frequent there is a fatalistic view of fat loss developing the “scientific” basis of which can be found here.  The theory goes that long term weight loss is impossible because nobody does it.  … Continue reading

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