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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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The Obvious Gotham

Television pilots are terrible. They’re rarely indicative of the future of the show. Either through drastic shifts in showrunners, celebrity guest director, or hard swings in characterizations, the ensuing series often pivots in some not insignificant way. For instance, the first episode of New Girl was terrible and the show turned out to be quite […]

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Highlights From Sony At E3 2014

Well, as good as Microsoft was on Monday morning, the general consensus seems to be that Sony somehow surpassed the Redmond efforts. Honestly, I’m inclined to agree. Not only did we get a far more varied selection of game demos thrown at us with Sony, there were more significant surprises, which is really what a […]

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