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Stargazing, Part 3 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Hey hey, we’re back again with more Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and we’re continuing to spend a lot of time with Yang. If you were returning to the series hoping for more space battles, boy howdy are you going to be disappointed. Again, spoiler warning for those who haven’t watched yet. Certain characters and […]

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Stargazing, Part 2 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

I really liked how my last Legend of the Galactic Heroes blog came out, so I feel I should do more of them. I don’t have much experience with reviewing anime, but I hope my rambling has been entertaining so far. This post should be a bit shorter, mostly because there’s less preamble to explaining […]

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Stargazing, Part 1 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

After seeing endless screencaptures on Twitter, I decided to dive into Legend of the Galactic Heroes out of curiosity for something people seemed to universally praise. I usually gravitate to classics for a reason: they’re usually safe choices when it comes to spending my time. For those unfamiliar with the series, it’s a space opera […]

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“Let’s GiantBomb it”: Problems with personality-based content

Personality-based content seems almost too good to be true: the idea is that your users will love the people producing the content so much that what you make is largely irrelevant. By building a rabid fanbase, you’re allowed more freedom and less pressure, since people are coming for you. I feel like there’s a bit of a siren […]

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Diving into Doom: the apology of a fraud

I feel like I need to write an apology to someone.

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The Ongoing History of RPGs #1: Dragon Quest

This is the first episode of The Ongoing History of RPGs, and I figured I’d start it off with a series I really enjoy, but ironically haven’t played too much of. Dragon Quest, despite not being as big as Final Fantasy in the West, is one of the most important titles in the RPG genre; it gave players […]

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The Ongoing History of RPGs: a new series!

So the last little bit has been relatively quiet from me after I felt I needed to take a bit of a break. Coming back wasn’t exactly difficult: not picking up any new projects before I’d actually made some changes was.

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Artour, a stream, and a journey into madness

So, I want you to picture something for a second. Imagine you’ve been a fan of League of Legends for the past two years. You’re used to a specific stream experience: webcam, mic, music and whatever else. You start dabbling a little more in Dota 2 and you decide that maybe it’s time to see […]

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The Warcraft cycle: playing an MMO as an adult

I have this problem, and it began with World of Warcraft. Burning out on it killed my ability to be immersed in a game full time, or at least long sessions. When the game came out, I was 14 — the prime age for a lack of responsibilities and a whole lot of time. I […]

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Getting around to The Witcher 3

About a week and a half ago I finally splurged a little bit to buy a new GPU, a Nvidia GTX 1080; this is one of the most powerful cards on the market at the moment, and should last me a good couple years. I end up upgrading my PC in giant spurtsin about the same […]