GOTY: resembling a goat; in the manner or fashion of goats

Every New Years I get swept up in the same retrospective fever as the rest of the internet. However, I never feel like I have enough to add to the conversation because most years I only have enough money to buy one triple A title a year (this year I haven’t even come to that, … Continue reading GOTY: resembling a goat; in the manner or fashion of goats

An Impolite Conversation: the relationship between sex and politics in three games

[Originally posted on The Border House] I recently played a game called Agarest: Generations of War for review (Filipowich, Mark. “Review: Agarest: Generations of War.” PopMatters. Oct 28 2013.). It sucked. Many games are built from the ground up on a problematic premise, baggage is built into them; many of the problems with Grand Theft … Continue reading An Impolite Conversation: the relationship between sex and politics in three games

Review: Hate Plus

[Originally posted on PopMatters] Hate Plus is the seventh game from Christine Love’s Love Conquers All and the fourth of the “visual novels” that she is best known for. The term visual novel seems appropriate at first glance since most of the game is communicated through written words, but the term is actually a bit … Continue reading Review: Hate Plus