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Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n Review — Mr. Fixit

Narrative-driven, choice-propelled games are unfortunate in that they live and die by a single, amorphous metric: does it work? This is generally summed up by it feeling either momentous or consequential, either feeling like it’s telling some immense, grandiose tale or you have a seriously impactful hand in the dealing of the cards. Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn, […]

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Let’s Talk About Amazon’s I Love Dick

Potential is a terrible thing. Each glimpse of what can be—that brief peek of the wide open sky—knocks the bar just that much higher. It’s based on nothing but extrapolation and speculation, setting up a ladder atop a Looney Tunes-style grass and straw hole-in-the-ground trap rather than something solid. You’re just sort of hoping that […]

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Let’s Talk About Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Jean-Claude Van Damme continues to be a cultural tent pole, persisting beyond the cheese of his 80s boom and his 90s decline that somehow manifested in more bad decisions. He’s been the subject of a seemingly interminable and nearly fatal amount of Internet-archived and propelled embarrassments second only to Keanu Reeves. He has, in effect, […]

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Let’s Talk About Amazon’s The Tick Pilot

The Tick is, apparently, eternal. Much like the minuscule parasite itself, the property simply cannot die. But that doesn’t mean it can’t change. Whether out of a Darwinian necessity, some personal amount of pride, or a roll of the dice, this is not the same bumbling blue superhero of old. Well, he is, but he […]

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