All Published Pieces

List of all posts ever published on the site! If you're looking for something more specific, try the various categories listed in the navigation bar. There are a total of 23 items in this category.

What The Nintendo Switch Needs In 2020

There are dozens of features the Switch lacks. There are even dozens of currently-implemented features that could use some work (e.g. the online functionality). But there were a few things that I've found myself yearning for. Let's skim through these... read more

The Powerful People In Powdered Wigs

When playing Total War Rome II (2013), you might find that a valid way to generate revenue for your empire is to maintain front lines of conflict throughout the world. Every conflict earns your empire monetary and slave-related rewards. These... read more

A Post Mortem On Post-Modernism In Video Games

Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins are credited for introducing the Watchmen to the greater consciousness of 1980s society. Before Watchmen's initial run, comic books were colourful, happy, cheerful, and most importantly, very heroic. Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman were... read more

Reggie: "If It's Not Fun, Why Bother"

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... read more

The Review Process Of The Fighting Game Mega Mix

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... read more

Fighting Game Mega Mix Vol.1

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... read more

Game Photography Gallery Vol.1

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... read more

Process Of Reviewing Thirty Fighting Games

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... read more

December 2019 General Update

As a student-by-day, I've been bogged down with finals, but that's set to change this month! Classes coming to an end means more time for creating disposable, unsolicited thoughts on video games. What fun! There are some things to look... read more

Ironman Mode, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Permadeath

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... read more
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