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 [...]

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Games can be art, and we should not discourage that

You probably already know about the recent "controversy" that's arisen alongside That Dragon, Cancer, but if not, here's the tl;dr: It's an artsy game about the parents of a cancer-stricken kid and their struggles to deal with his eventual death. The gameplay consists mainly of exploring environments and reading/listening to bits of dialogue about the [...]