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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

Point Streak Podcast – Half-Life

Point Streak goes topical, again.  Recent events have compelled discussion on the subject of Half-Life: both the series itself and the unfortunate, endless purgatory it now dwells in.  Arguably one of the most influential first-person-shooters of all time, Half-Life, its

Adventure Game Roundup

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the size of my Steam “Stack of Shame”, I’ve been on somewhat of an adventure game binge as of late. This is a genre that I’ve previously cited as central to my early

The Attic: ‘Bigfoot’ Game Review

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Note: This review is for a game that is currently in early access on Steam. My review is based on what I had played at the time of writing, and there are no guarantees my opinion of the game will

BTL Radio Podcast: Tekken 7 and Headline News

Hello Enthusiacs! Tekken 7 is out and being a big fan, we start off the show discussing that. However there’s also been a lot of news coming out over the past few weeks.  Looks like I picked a hell of

The Attic: ‘Tattletail’ Game Review

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Welcome to The Attic. Five days before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for Mama… Furbies. Remember them? They are clearly the inspiration for Tattletail, which takes this often annoying toy to new heights in

BTL Radio Podcast: Steam Customer Support

Hello Enthusiacs! Valve has been making some tweaks to how they present their Steam Customer Support information, so we brought Blake back to discuss the new information Steam is sharing and to put it in context for everyone else. The discussion

BTL Radio Podcast: Goodbye Greenlight, hello Direct

Hello Enthusiacs! Lorenzo returns to discuss the changes coming to Steam Greenlight, namely Steam Direct, and as usual we look at it from an angle that most coverage doesn’t take. After that, we also discuss localization once again, given the

BTL Radio Podcast: GDC Awards and Steam News

Hello Enthusiacs! GDC is around the corner, and with it perhaps the most prestigious game awards show. That’s a low bar, but that’s how I see it. Baron Fang joins us to discuss the Game Developers Choice awards and the