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Kryptonite
It’s a common misconception that playing a lot of games means you are good at them. There are obviously some games that only pay off with experience, where knowing the rules will surely give you an advantage. There are some that you know well enough to have a fighting chance, even if you don’t win all that often. But we also all have “kryptonite” games. Those are the games that we always lose. They might be a constant source of heartbreak, where we always find a wait to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. They might be games...
 
 
Fired
A year ago I received a Kindle Fire for my birthday. I hadn’t asked for one and in a lot of ways I really didn’t want one, but I toyed with it a bit and realized that I kind of liked it. It was quicker to get web access on it than it was my laptop, was more mobile and generally lasted longer on a battery. Over a six week period it grew to be a pretty big presence in my life, and my traditional e-ink Kindle was more or less set aside. I pull...
 
 
Barnestorming- Simpler Times, MDMAVX, Jesus Lizard
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Coming Up For Air
I saw the signs for a while before I did anything about them. Playing games out of duty, not just to review them, just to keep up with a steady stream of releases. Releasing that I hadn’t played my favorite games for a couple of years. Trying to get up excitement for game night only to find that it was wearing thin. Looking through a list of releases and feeling only a gaping sense of exhaustion. I was beginning to run out of goodwill for one of my favorite things. I needed to come up for air. ...
 
 
Now Playing: Microgames
Amongst my international journalism whoring, I contribute occasionally to the magazine Casual Game Revolution. They recently asked me to contribute an article on "microgames", small short games that seem to have beome popular in the wake of Love Letter. The finished piece includes a short interview with the designer of that game, Seiji Kanai, as well as coverage of Love Letter, Agent Hunter and Romans Go Home, so you might want to hunt down the upcoming issue if you're interested. After playing a number of small games for the piece - no arduous...
 
 
 
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