Goodwill and the Numbered Sequel: Destiny’s Second Wind

Destiny 2 is scheduled to release on September 8, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, nearly three years to the day of the original. A lot has happened...
Armchair Gaming Philosophy

Armchair Gaming Episode 4: Modern Philosophy in No Man’s Sky

Welcome to another episode of Armchair Gaming. The goal for this show is simple: I want to help you learn more about philosophy, and I’ll be using video games...

The Portable Video Game Orchestra @ Otakuthon 2018

The Portable Video Game Orchestra — L'orchestre portable de jeux vidéo — was one of the musical acts this year at Otakuthon 2018. L'Orchestra Portable is a smaller arrangement...
The Division Loot Boxes

But .. We Used to Love Loot Boxes!

Amid the latest turmoil regarding Electronic Arts' microtransactions and loot crates in the full-price Star Wars Battlefront II, I wanted to take a minute to look back on something...
E3 2017

Error Machine Podcast 113 – High and Lows of E3 2017

E3 2017 has come and gone, and even though you've already read our postmortems, you can still listen to what my co-host and I have to say about the...

REVEAL Releases VR Resources for PlayStation Developers

The REVEAL project has announced that they are releasing all of their technologies and resources in the field of virtual reality development in open-source for other developers...
GuardianCon

GuardianCon 2017: The Conspicuous Absence of Bungie

On Friday, June 30th I woke up at 4:00 am with a spring in my step. Time to get the car packed to make the three hour trip west...
Scorpio

Scorpio might be MS’s Dreamcast moment, and not in a good way

Microsoft has a very real problem on their hands. They are soon to release what's purported to be the most powerful home videogame console in human history, but if...
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Review

The concept of value — monetary worth, compatibility based on shared ideals, the ratio of cost to gain — drives a majority of human decision-making. In a purely product-oriented...

Nier and Nietzsche: Conveying Nihilism Through Mechanics

Introduction Yoko Taro’s wild masterpiece Nier:Automata dares to ask the player why they picked up the controller in the first place. The main characters, and by extension the player, toil...

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