Tag Archives: What I’m Playing

On Powering Through

I have decided that I’m going to power through finishing THE UNDERGROUND EMPIRE OF JOSEPH WUNDERKIND.  It means that the final manuscript (not that a first draft is in any way final, though I often feel like it is) will … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Tarr Chronicles

Often, I troll video game shops for bargain basement games. Not that any of these shops have basements – in Houston a basement would be quickly flooded during the rainy season – but that if they did have a basement, … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Magic the Gathering: Tactics

I got in on the ground floor.  Only a few sets released, and the game was still fresh in the mind of the public who were unclear as to whether this was a harmless diversion or a tool for worshipping … Continue reading

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Game Diary: but that was [yesterday]

A month or so ago I signed up to be a judge for the jayisgames.com Ninth Game Design Competition.  As you might expect, at that moment I was looking for even more ways to waste my time, but at least … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Oblivion’s Storytelling

By now you know that I am obsessed with story.  Narrative is the grail to which I aspire, the altar at which I bow, the king to which I bend my knee, and the root I trip over when it’s … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Oblivion

That habit I’ve spoken of before of never finishing games, never has it been more prevalent than with games made by Bethesda.  Evidence for the prosecution items #1 and #2, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Epic War 1, 2, 3, & 4

Here’s what I hate about many casual games you may find lurking unsuspiciously on the internet: They are designed to extend the time you spend playing them through forcing you to replay levels that you have already beaten. You have … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Majesty 2

Oh lord, is this game annoying, and it’s not even halfway done with me yet. (Here’s the part where I tell you about this whole Game Diary idea: Instead of it being reviews – which, admittedly, it sometimes will be … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

This game really, really wants to be another game.  You could say it wants to be Thief or Bioshock or Morrowind and you’d be right each time though, of course, you’d also be wrong.  Dark Messiah wants to be an … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Fallout 2

I’ve tried to play Fallout 2 three times.  I only had to play Fallout once.  According to these mathematics, I should have had to play Fallout 3 nine times, which means, if logic is infallible, I have a long, long … Continue reading

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