“Game” or “Not A Game”? Discussion Continues….

There have on more than one occasion in the last year or two been some awkward moments between friends and I when talking about certain games. Not to beat around the bush: while many people praise games such as Gone Home and TellTale’s The Walking Dead for being excellent examples of how narrative and story should be done in video games, I’ve always considered them as decent interactive movies or books, but not “video games” as I knew them.

Why? Well, the “video games” I consider all share a few common assets:

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REVIEW: Maleficent

While I may not be so excitable about the idea of a Sleeping Beauty remake, I’ve always had a fondness for the story’s villain, Maleficent. She was the embodiment of what I grew up perceiving to be the traits every villain should have; she was unforgiving, cruel, cunning and could turn into a damn dragon! So… what about a movie all about her?

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99 Card Images From Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

If you’ve been playing Hearthstone, you might be like make and wanting to see the bigger images that the card art was used from. Well, thankfully this is the internet and people have been gathering these images for easy viewing. These, in particular, were compiled by Unreality Magazine a couple months ago and have been bookmarked and viewed often on my various devices.

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My Life Through Conversations [Part Two]

As I started this a good year ago now, a few things have changed. Some podcasts that were previously on this list are gone as they no longer are around or have just lost me along the way. As a result, this list is a bit shorter than it used to be but that’s the way things go sometimes, I suppose. Still, enjoy!

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Year In Review: Paul’s Top Ten Video Games of 2013

It’s that time of year again. A time for giving, receiving, remembrance and, most importantly, a time to reflect on all the wonderful (and shitty) games of the past 12 months and put them in an arbitrary list to somehow pit them against each other in a competition of significance so you, the person reading this right now, can get a better idea of who I am as a person. Maybe you’ve played most of these games, maybe you disagree with most of my list… the important thing is that this is my list of my favorite games of the last year and there is nothing you can do about it. Except read it.

Please, for the love of god read it. Also, comment below if you agree or disagree. Or don’t. I can’t make you do anything.

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