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Dear #gamergate

  Posted by vrap , 16 October 2014 - - - - - - · 70 views

<p>Dear #gamergate,</p>
<p>I don’t know if you’ll read this letter. I have not written to you before. We have not really spoken.</p>
<p>While your message to us has, more often than not, taken either the form (and I do not mean to belittle you for it; the matter at hand is far more complex than...


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Harassment Is Not Okay

  Posted by vrap , 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 78 views

<p>Over the past two months, many video game developers and journalists have had to wake up and go to sleep bothered, pestered, insulted, and threatened – or worse: Phil Fish, and especially women like Brianna Wu, Zoe Quinn, and Anita Sarkeesian have had great reason to be fearful of their privacy, safety, and well-being, after bei...


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On the Rise of Youtube

  Posted by vrap , 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 82 views

<p>Giggle!</p>
<ol>
<li>You watch Long Plays to experience a game without playing it</li>
<li>You watch Let’s Plays to be entertained</li>
<li>You watch video reviews to be spoiled</li>
</ol>
<p>Thesis: None of these three things are particularly conduc...


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The Samaritan Paradox Review

  Posted by vrap , 25 July 2014 - - - - - - · 170 views

<p><b>The Samaritan Paradox</b>, a relatively new commercial AGS adventure game by <a href="http://faravidinteractive.wordpress.com/ ">Faravid Interactive</a>âs Peter Ljunkvist, published by <a href="http://www.screen7.co.uk/">Screen 7</a>, is a story about a story. A refreshingly Swe...


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Full Mojo Rampage Review

  Posted by vrap , 14 July 2014 - - - - - - · 100 views

<p><a href="http://www.overthetopgames.com/ ">Over the Top Games</a>â new roguelike-lite, <a href="http://www.fullmojorampage.com/">Full Mojo Rampage</a>, is quite <a href="http://videogamefood.tumblr.com/post/51894982974/voodoo-soup-the-secret-of-monkey-island">the voodoo soup</a>,...


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Gone Home and The Reality Effect

  Posted by vrap , 13 March 2014 - - - - - - · 210 views

<a href="http://www.slowdown.vg/2014/03/13/gone-home-and-the-reality-effect/ " class='bbc_url' rel='nofollow external'>Source</a>


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Shipwreck Review

  Posted by vrap , 09 March 2014 - - - - - - · 223 views

<p>I recently stumbled upon a really good video game trailer:</p>
<p><span class='embed-youtube' style='text-align:center; display: block;'><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='390' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/d3wESL5GKnI?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&showsearch=0&sh...


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Payday 2, “Death Wish,” and Binary States

  Posted by vrap , 05 March 2014 - - - - - - · 1,567 views

<p>Over here at <a href="http://www.slowdown.vg/ ">The Slowdown</a>, I like and try to produce criticism on things that I <i>enjoy,</i> and things that I think are <em>good</em>. This is often (cough, preposterously) visible on the website. This doesnât mean, however, that I donât...


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A Post About a Blog: Edmund McMillen

  Posted by vrap , 04 March 2014 - - - - - - · 206 views

Alert, alert! @EdmundMcMillenn has recently opened up a new Tumblr dev blog for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth .
That ends the newsworthy portion of this post; certainly, the opening of the Tumblr is major news to any and all Isaac buffs (like myself! I am your Golden God !), as McMillen has promised a weekly stream of teasers from the forthcom...


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Steam Treasures: SteamWorld Dig Review

  Posted by vrap , 22 February 2014 - - - - - - · 210 views

<p>Itâs time to bring back our <a href="http://www.slowdown.vg/category/steam-treasures/ "><strong>Steam Treasures</strong> series</a>.</p>
<p>With hundreds and hundreds of titles now receiving the all-important right to be on Steam – through <a href="http://steamcommunity.c...






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