Monthly Archives: April 2011

Size Matters

[I’m banging this out from a cramped metal chair aboard an Airbus A380 somewhere over Bakersfield, California. On an iPad. Prepare accordingly.] I haven’t played Portal 2 yet, but I’m sure it’s great because everyone says it’s the best, like … Continue reading

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Finally Beat Portal (1)

Finally got around to playing Portal amid the Portal 2 fervor/ad campaign. I can’t look outside my window without seeing a giant-ass Portal 2 ad staring back at me on the other side of the 580, or Portal 2 buses driving down Lake Merritt. … Continue reading

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Portal 2: Waxing Poetic

the test results are in. ‘you are a horrible person.’ that’s what it says… we weren’t even testing for that. — GLADOS This is rare. A sort of Citizen Kane for the next-gen, and leave it to the demigods at Valve … Continue reading

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Bulletstorm Is Our Black Dynamite

I wrapped up Bulletstorm last week. I sort of wish I hadn’t; the final few hours squelched my love for what started as a perfectly enjoyable blastsploitation game. I can’t in good conscience allow you to pay money for this … Continue reading

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Don’t Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain’t Your Story

…is kind of a fun way to burn an hour. Just finished playing it co-op with The Lady, now I have a few minutes left to bang my impressions out real quick. In no particular order: Spoiler Alert: Significant plot … Continue reading

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And Now, For Something Completely Different

(Patrick here. Going to take a little bit of a tangent today–bear with me. I meant to sit down with don’t take it personally, babe, it just ain’t your story, but real life and a neat idea got in the way. … Continue reading

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Marc Ten Bosch: An Interview of Many Dimensions

I can’t wait to play Miegakure, and I’m not alone: this confusing 4D puzzle-platformer has been turning heads and keeping ’em spinning since developer Marc Ten Bosch first presented it as a design experiment during the 2009 Game Developers Conference. Two years … Continue reading

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Let’s Play!

Let’s not mince words: I didn’t have much time to play this week, and San Francisco hosts WonderCon this weekend, which means I spent most of my free time goofing around with old friends and talking shit about games instead … Continue reading

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5 Games (Not) Everyone Should Play

Another tired/lazy/slightly drunk day, so I’m going to follow up 10 Games I Think Everyone Should Play with another list. This time, it’s 5 Games Not Everyone Should Play. Games which are totally awesome, but for reasons that not everyone will … Continue reading

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