Category Archives: First Edition

This category is used to mark the articles that we published when the site was first launched.

Review: Waves (Squidinabox)

By Ben Hallett “Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe,” Einstein claimed, as any good Civ 4 fan will tell you. He was, however, entirely wrong: in fact, score multipliers in Waves are the most powerful force in the … Continue reading

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Why I’m In the Cult of Far Cry 2

By Andrew Vanden Bossche  [Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared on Andrew’s blog and was a featured post on Gamasutra. It has been extensively revised for this publication.] It goes a little bit like this: I’m playing the sort of … Continue reading

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Ars Demonica: Shin Megami Tensei and Conversing with Daemons

By Kyle Carpenter The following article is the first of our series of “Long Plays” or LPs, extended critical looks at games and related phenomena. In this, MD contributor Kyle Carpenter examines the Shin Megami Tensei series and its central … Continue reading

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L.A. Noire: The Player Vs. Cole Phelps

By Bob Goodrich There’s a trend in games to make protagonists one of two things: a blank slate, so that the player can disregard the character entirely and immerse themselves fully into the world, or a self-aware, witty character who … Continue reading

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Call of Apathy: Violent Young Men and Our Place in War

By W. [Editor’s Note: W is an experienced soldier with combat experience in several corners of the world. They are now working as a PMC and cannot reveal their identity due to the possibility of backlash. As they put it, … Continue reading

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The Buxom and the Beasts

or, Why I Need Monsters as a Feminist By Kaitlin Tremblay Growing up with older brothers meant two things for me: one, I had Marvel action figures instead of Barbies, and two, I was always the helper, the sidekick, Player … Continue reading

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