My column this week is about the column itself. It’s about how the gig works and what kind of controls the site imposes on me.
For context, last week Defy Media (company that owns the Escapist) let a bunch of their staff go. I had no idea this was coming, and nobody really said anything afterwards.
Another interesting point: I set up the [email protected] email address specifically so people could propose questions for the column, and almost nobody uses it. The Diecast inbox is constantly overflowing with more stuff than we can answer, but people don’t seem interested in seeing questions answered in column form. I’m not sure why, but there it is.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.
Trashing the Heap
What does it mean when a program crashes, and why does it happen?
The Gradient of Plot Holes
Most stories have plot holes. The failure isn't that they exist, it's when you notice them while immersed in the story.
The Loot Lottery
What makes the gameplay of Borderlands so addictive for some, and what does that have to do with slot machines?
PC Hardware is Toast
This is why shopping for graphics cards is so stupid and miserable.