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[ Game Theory ] Dissecting Death Stranding’s E3 Trailer

I've been really attached to Death Stranding ever since it was formally announced at E3 this year. It has been for a lot of people for a few reasons but most of them point towards the fact that it's given followers of Kojima's work something to theorize about again and since Silent Hills will never be a… Continue reading [ Game Theory ] Dissecting Death Stranding’s E3 Trailer

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[ Game Theory ] Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Back to Basics

Even though Beginning Hour, Resident Evil VII's playable trailer, has only been out for nearly a month, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the contents of the demo and what the new entry in the storied franchise is supposed to be about. Those involved in its development insist that this demo is more akin to a… Continue reading [ Game Theory ] Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Back to Basics

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[ Game Theory ] Fabula Nova Crystallis: Clash of Crystals

We've been waiting for a long time: usually, when games take ten or more years to develop, they either go the way of vaporware or they collapse under the weight of all the ideas gathered over the time of its development. With some formerly thought long gone titles like Duke Nukem Forever coming to rise to… Continue reading [ Game Theory ] Fabula Nova Crystallis: Clash of Crystals

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[ Game Theory ] Final Fantasy VIII: The Little Game That Could

Ah, Final Fantasy VIII:  I decided to install this game after discussing its characters with a good friend of mine and while I've vocalized my utter disgust for the game in years past I've never really taken the time to discuss it openly. After the epic - and, in some ways, disappointment, in retrospect -  that… Continue reading [ Game Theory ] Final Fantasy VIII: The Little Game That Could

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[ Game Theory ] The Last of Us: Ellie and the Infected Revisited

Last summer I posted this article talking about this game called The Last of Us for the PlayStation 3 and one of its greater mysteries: the infection and why Ellie was immune. In order to understand what was going on I looked at the inspiration for the infection, ophiocordyceps unilateralis, more commonly referenced in the game… Continue reading [ Game Theory ] The Last of Us: Ellie and the Infected Revisited

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[ Game Theory ] Making the Perfect Game, Part One: The JRPG

It always seems that when a good JRPG gets it right in so many areas, there's still that one factor that slips things up: battles get boring, the story gets stale, the characters becoming too stereotypical. There's always something. Even though a lot of the complaints about a game are totally inconsequential to its actual quality,… Continue reading [ Game Theory ] Making the Perfect Game, Part One: The JRPG

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[ Game Theory ] Dissecting The Last of Us’ Infected

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis. Before I played The Last of Us, I'd only heard of this in passing; it's a fungus that seems to spread among ants through spores in the air. The spores, once taken in by a host ant, slowly start growing inside the ant until its baser functions are overridden, presumably to benefit the fungus somehow,… Continue reading [ Game Theory ] Dissecting The Last of Us’ Infected