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Behind the Line: Ctrl-Alt-GDC 2018

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Ctrl-Alt-GDC is possibly my favorite part of GDC. While there may be more interesting or newsworthy displays here or there, Ctrl-Alt-GDC is always reliably presenting unique ideas that demonstrate new ideas for how people can interact with electronic media. I

Behind the Line: Extra Credits Talks QA

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Yay, Extra Credits finally talked about QA! I’d been looking forward to this for years. Now that I’ve seen it I’m… it’s there. It’s fine. Boy, this took me a while to get to… *checks* Over a month!? Damn… Well,

Behind the Line: Immaturity in the Game Community

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A long time ago I wrote about the immaturity of the games industry. There, I was specifically talking about the business side. We should also recognize that there’s some ingrained immaturity on the consumer side as well. I don’t mean

Behind the Line: Farewell to Demon’s Souls

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Demon’s Souls servers will be getting sunset next year. I’m a fan of, and have written about, the Souls games before, so I’d like to take a moment this week to remember the game for what it was, and what

Dragon Age Retrospective 3: Awakenings of the Witch hunter

Dragon Age Retrospective 3: The Awakening to the Witch Hunt Before we get started I need to address something I missed last time. That would be the Golems of Amgarrak DLC….to put it bluntly there is a reason I forgot

Dragon Age Retrospective 2: Origins DLC 1

Hello and welcome back to the Dragon Age Retrospective. Now, Dragon Age Origins has a ton of DLC.  So much so, in fact, I’ve decided to make the DLC its own article.  I’m not going to be talking about item

Behind the Line: Activision’s Algorithm Patent

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If anyone noticed, sorry for the delay. Getting poked in the eye and then Halloween took away some of my usual writing time. In any case, I had intended to be done with Algorithms by now… then Activision’s patent brings

Behind the Line: The problems with “The Algorithm”

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I don’t usually want to get political in these pieces, but I was already planning to follow up the last article on this topic, then Twitter just walked right into the target area on their own. So yeah, that’ll come

Behind the Line: Why the Algorithm?

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So “the algorithm” has become a topic lately. This is what Steam refers to when talking about trying to direct you to the best games for you, and to bury the garbage. This is what Google talks about when trying

Vega Goose Reviews: Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda is not a bad game. It really isn’t, though many would disagree with that. What it is, in fact, is a good idea poorly implemented at the end of the day. I know that seems vague, but