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Chronic Depowering

Along with the Damsel in Distress, the Heroic Sacrifice, and Turret Sequences, the biggest trope in video games is without a doubt the depowering of the protagonist. You start off fully torqued and hit the ground running. Smash this, kill that, all without breaking a sweat. Feels good to be strong. And then it’s all […]

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You Should Probably Play 80 Days

On the route from literature to video games, few seem as poised for the transformation as Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. It’s a classic tale from a classic writer, and all of it points to a classic setup for an interactive interpretation. With a wager setting a hard time limit and an […]

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Video Game Jocks Podcast 10/22/2014

In this episode, we talk about Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Disney Fantasia Music Evolved, September NPDs, PS4 and Xbox One System Updates, Walking Dead, Arrow, The Flash, The NFL, The NBA, WWE’s Hell in a Cell, We Answer Your Tweets and More!

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