Mike's Gaming Trove
Weekly articles on high-level concepts of video game design, and play; occasional review of a game from a decade ago.
Check back every Monday for new articles, reviews, and exclusives, though those are for Patreon supporters.
— Most Recent Article —
Accepting loss is one of the most important skills I think a person can develop, because no matter who you are or what you do, you will experience loss. Someone will die; someone will lose their job; someone will get into a car accident. You can't change unchangeable things. All you can...
— Most Recent Review —
I'm going to break these reviews down into sub-categories for easier skimming. I'll also try to employ some sort of metric-based rating system in order to quantify the quality of these games. So, not only am I about to be overtly pretentious while talking about fighting games on the internet, but I'm...
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There's a subset of video games that doesn't seem to get a fair following: the boring game. This subset contains many smaller subsets, with the main sub-subset being the walking simulator. Are games where you just walk around fun? I don't think so. Are they still worth playing? Sure. Games like Gone...
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— Most Recent Blog Post —
Lately, I've been playing a lot of fighting games and I'm sick of not being productive. Despite this being finals season, I decided to try to review thirty fighting games on the internet. It has also been quite some time since I've reviewed anything. I wanted to review Ultra Street Fighter 4...
— Most Recent Extra —
For my first "gallery" entry, I decided to show off a small number of high-quality Cities Skylines screenshots. I'll include a list of mods in-use at the end of this gallery. I'm using some colour correction and texture mods that make the game look as close to photo-real as I could make...
— Most Recent B.T.S Article —
So, the question I've gotten a lot, in both emails and in-person, is... "why the hell did I torture myself like this?" The answer isn't as cut-and-dry as you may think. The fighting game mega mix was actually an idea I stole off of Matthewmatosis. He is an excellent writer and I've...
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