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Building an entertaining Twitch stream: Iateyourpie’s IronMon ruleset

As Twitch and livestreaming become more saturated, can you both synthesize an entertaining stream while remaining authentic?

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Gaming Writing

The Quest, the Quest Log, and Elden Ring

Quest logs are poison to some games, like Elden Ring, and necessary in others. What makes the difference?

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Pondering the Strand genre with MGSV and Death Stranding

Last week, I uninstalled MGSV. This week, I wanted to look back at what a “Strand game” might actually mean.

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Letters from Night City: Cyberpunk 2077

Matt returns from his trip to Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City with some questions, thoughts, and bruises.

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“Yakuza: Like a Dragon” – The RPG Review

A well-loved series makes an extreme genre shift. Did a Yakuza RPG stick the landing?

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Gaming Writing Personal

Letters from Eorzea: Mining, Fishing and Catboy Weddings

Somehow I’ve been able to play FFXIV without facing my usual struggles with playing MMOs as an adult. Catboy matrimony may be involved.

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Hail, Hades: SuperGiant’s Mount Olympus

SuperGiant Games’ ‘Hades’ is a proof to the idea of learning from your previous work.

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Making a case for Death Stranding

“You either like it, or you don’t”; I’m tired of hearing this explanation of Death Stranding’s appeal, so I decided to write about why I love it.

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My Gaming in May

I’ve been finding that I’ve been oddly focused with my gaming time lately, and have knocked a few things off my backlog. This is pretty uncharacteristic for me, because I feel like I’m pretty resistant to just closing the door on things; I’ll usually pick up new RPGs impulsively, and with each one of them […]

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Quarantine QoL

I always find it fascinating when the release of something coincides with a general cultural need. With the COVID-19 quarantine still going on, it was pretty great to see Animal Crossing: New Horizons come out right at a time when anxiety is high and people need something to do.