Do Let’s Players hurt sales of adventure/narrative-driven games?

I got into an interesting discussion on Twitter last night -- which, frankly, I probably should have been more awake for. The debate was about how developer Atlus have effectively told Let's Players not to play their game (at least, not any more than the beginning of the game). The official explanation is that it's [...]

The importance of good world building – or, how Resident Evil 7 won me over

Not so long ago, I watched some Let's Plays of Resident Evil 7, and wanted to write about being surprised that, for the first time in my life, I found myself actually giving a shit about a Resident Evil game. I've also watched the DLC stuff -- in fact, recently, I watched some of the [...]

Battle of the U.I.s, Pt. 3: The One U.I. to End Them All

This has been a long time coming, but I was recently reminded of this topic as I have been (glacially) doing the groundwork for Space Quest Historian: The Adventure Game. When you're making a game, one of the things you have to settle on early is what kind of user interface the game will be [...]

I did my very own Upper Memory Block episode!

I guess this is what they call "coming full circle," eh? The podcast that inspired me to start my own podcast allowed me to do my own guest episode for that podcast. Confused yet? Don't be. It just means that I got the chance to do my very own episode of Upper Memory Block, the [...]