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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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Gamers Gamely Game Games: A Review of The Metagame

You have five cards in your hand, each one bearing the title of a different game. For fun, let’s say you’ve got World of Goo, King’s Quest, Prince of Persia, Silent Hill and Myst. The judge turns over a card … Continue reading

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Challenge is Conflict: How Difficulty Makes Game Narratives Work

Back when Twilight Princess was first released, my girlfriend—who has liberated Hyrule almost as many times as it’s needed it—had only one complaint: it was too easy. The puzzles were well enough designed but a misstep hardly left a scratch … Continue reading

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