Serialized specially for The Well-Red Mage, based on the podcast by Wesley Schantz “The following is a contributor post by the Bookwarm Mage.” Welcome one and all! I am Wesley Schantz, and I will be discussing EarthBound and Hamlet … Continue reading “First Essay: Welcome to EarthBound – On EarthBound and Hamlet”
Almost 25 years ago, the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, it was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, offering consumers a chance to play games with real-time 3D rendered graphics in their homes for the first time. Continue reading “The PlayStation Classic is on its way, so what about the games?”
I’ve just put on The Banner Saga soundtrack from Austin Wintory, and my cat saunters up to the side of my desk chair, a pitiful “mweoRW” comes belting out of her. Continue reading “Embarrassment and Stigma – Listening to Video Game Music in Public”
People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
-Will Rogers Continue reading “You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry: An Examination of Rage Quits”
About twelve years ago I made the decision that I was no longer going to use Microsoft Windows… Continue reading “Valve’s New Steam Play – A Linux Gamer’s Diary #1”
“…a streaming future is inevitable…” Continue reading “Prophecies on the Inevitability of a Streaming Future”
If these yarns were trash – and millions of parents must have regarded them as such – then they were the best of all kinds of trash. They were trash for connoisseurs of trash. Trash for people who understood just how good trash could really be.
-Don Hutchison, The Great Pulp Heroes Continue reading “Pulp Gaming”