“So Catburt, even though the dragon Parthanblarg has lived in Skyrim for thousands of years without causing trouble, and even though he’s been indispensable in our efforts to save the world, and even though he’s been pretty trusting of us so far, he needs to die. And even though you’re nominally his friend and we’ve been retconned as ‘dragon hunters’, we’re asking YOU to do it.”
It is shocking how quickly this game will shift between great ambition and utter stupidity. Without even noticing. Without even pausing for a breath.
I can’t even wrap my head around how silly it is to have all of the great leaders of Skyrim hike to and from the mountaintop, with no escort, during wartime, all at once, through bears and trolls and allegedly bad weather, on foot. Frankly, I kind of think the Thalmor blew it here. Just one assassination would have caused the whole thing to backfire and make the war that much bloodier.
A few weeks ago we were talking about our favorite seasons of Spoiler Warning. For the record: This is my new favorite episode. Especially the end.
Catburt is a horrible son of a bitch, and I love him for it. He is absolutely the hero Skyrim deserves.
Best. Plot Twist. Ever.
Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.
So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.
What is Vulkan?
There's a new graphics API in town. What does that mean, and why do we need it?
DM of the Rings
Both a celebration and an evisceration of tabletop roleplaying games, by twisting the Lord of the Rings films into a D&D game.
The Best of 2014
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2014.