Category Archives: SERIES

The subcategories of this parent contain our ongoing series, which anyone can contribute to.

Alpha Protocol: Just hope you get lucky (A Review)

Not long ago, a friend of mine recommended I take a shot at Alpha Protocol. He knew that I enjoy action RPGs and that I love spy games. Some years ago, the same friend also recommended that I try Dark … Continue reading

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Close Playing: The Swapper

  I am the last undamaged consciousness. If I can even call myself undamaged. I am the sole survivor of a plague; I am the sole survivor of a machine. I am an avatar, generated from something meaningless, or something … Continue reading

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EQUIP WOLF SHIRT; USE: WHISKEY// THE CONVERSATIONS

Editor’s note: this conversation has been edited for format and spelling but, grammatically and stylistically, remains as the author intends it; the original can be found here. Trigger warning: this interview contains frank discussion of situations of abuse, transphobia, and … Continue reading

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Gamer Profiles: The Split-screener

I don’t have a lot in common with Francis Underwood. He is the majority whip for the Democrats; I am an English major. He is known for aggressive politics and cunning stratagems; in Tic-Tac-Toe, I am known for giving up … Continue reading

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EQUIP WOLF SHIRT>USE:WHISKEY// ON: THE NEXT GENERATION AND THE DESIRE

[18+ GAME] is the measuring stick for which all video games will judged in the future. If you still play console games or PC titles you’ll notice a general overlap in content and features associated with precedents set by titles … Continue reading

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“You Presume Too Much”: Love and Sex in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

She said “my love.” I know she did! I didn’t dream it—at least I think I didn’t. It’s quite natural really: her Kingdom’s conquered, she has nothing, no one to protect her. She needs me! I can see it in … Continue reading

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Ride or Drive: Mr. Neeble and DiRT 3

Learning to drive a car can be a stressful experience. When I was in high school I took driving lessons from a certified instructor named Mr. Neeble, a stern old man with the relentless cadence of a film noir mobster. … Continue reading

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(More Than) Moving Pictures: The Importance of Emotional Engagement in Games

When I was a kid, I loved all kinds of video games. What captivated me the most, however, was sprawling, epic JRPGs such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, and Xenogears. I was drawn into their larger-than-life … Continue reading

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Gamer Profiles: The Hardcore Dad

I have a problem. I’m 31 years old and I no longer have enough time to play games. In recent years gaming has eclipsed cinema, literature and music as my favoured medium, so I’m a little perturbed by this situation. … Continue reading

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Interview: Kyrie Ru of Overture Interactive

[Trigger warning: this interview involves discussion of depictions of rape and sexual violence. Links may be NSFW. Medium Difficulty does not endorse the views contained here, but believes that they are worthy of presentation and discussion.] Could you describe Kurovadis? … Continue reading

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