Civilization VI: Loads of Depth and Bugs

Civ 6 Is Such A Mixed Bag You know, the concept of casting the videogame player as an entire culture in the Civilization games is just brilliant, pure genius. The Civ VI intro cinematic captures the quest for human progress perfectly: the wide-eyed optimism and ambition that encapsulates all the bold and impossible achievements our […]

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Battlefield V: Infected by SJW Politics, or by Bad Judgment?

Is Battlefield V Marred by Politics? Here’s a question about videogames that I answered on Quora and wanted to share with you. https://www.quora.com/Can-Battlefield-V-be-saved-And-will-it-have-a-long-lasting-player-base-or-just-empty-servers As a game designer, I think this looks more like a stylistic error than a “SJW” political issue. This world has enough Gamergate bullsh*t so I’m loath to see yet more political […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Trump Acceptance Speech REACTION Video

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Trump Acceptance Speech REACTION Video. One of our contributors sent us this hilarious Trump RNC Speech Reaction video. He says, “This video shows reactions from Trump’s core constituents: blow-up sex dolls.” via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLJJfvJAz38

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Why I Can’t Enjoy Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 is an impressive technological achievement, a smooth, pretty, hack-tastic open world game that’s a great blend of GTA and stealth adventure. And I just uninstalled it because of game writer fails. I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore. In some ways, I should be enjoying Watch Dogs 2 even more than in 2016 […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Game Time with Randy and Greg: Baseball – SNL

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Game Time with Randy and Greg: Baseball – SNL. TV sports show host Randy Dukes (Kenan Thompson) wants to talk baseball but people just want to talk about Greg (Bill Hader) being an alien. Even the guest, an ex-baseball player (Gerard Butler), is curious about […]

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: A Spray Bottle that Fires When I Smile

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: A Spray Bottle that Fires When I Smile. A high-powered Spray Bottle That Only Fires When You Smile, pretty simple. I heard this is the kind of stuff that kids are into, like tasers and anime. instagram: james_hoffman_ via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_bRiWsl3cE

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The Austin Videogame Writer Liked on YouTube: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self

Your Austin game writer thought you might appreciate this video: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self. What would happen if I tried to explain what’s happening now to the January 2020 version of myself? via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms7capx4Cb8

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Programmers Writing Games? Is That Possible?

I recently got a request to answer this question on Quora: “Im graduating with a Computer Science bachelor’s degree, and I LOVE games and their stories! Which job would be suitable for me in the Game industry?” Here’s my full answer (not the abbreviated one I posted on Quora): It’s interesting that you prominently mention […]

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All Signs Point East As Red Sox Sign-Stealing Shoe Drops

In the Astros/Sox cheating fracas, where will the trail of thievery end? And will MLB and the Astros ever figure out how to stop the bleeding? And when will the dogpile of Astros attackers thin out? Here are some things that aren’t being talked about enough. MLB Has Inexplicably Failed To Interview The Red Sox […]

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The Astros Cheating Scandal: Four Things No One Is Talking About

The Astros cheating scandal has been ruled upon by MLB, and now a new pall has been cast on the sport. What’s getting missed in the off-season tornado of histrionics? Here are a few quick observations from this game writer‘s perspective. The Astros’ cheating did NOT spread to the Red Sox with coach Alex Cora. […]

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