My column this week seems like it’s about Minecraft, but really it’s about the occasional disconnect between the hype-driven gaming press and the actual interests and passions of gaming culture.
I include myself in this. If I did my writing based on what I was playing, this would be a “Minecraft and retro games” blog, with a new AAA game thrown in a few times a year for variety. Deciding what to talk about is always a balancing act between what you’re into and what you think other people want to talk about. It’s not bad, it’s just a strange artifact of this process that sometimes games that are a huge deal end up vanishing into their own subculture.
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.
What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?
The Best of 2017
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2017.
How to Forum
Dear people of the internet: Please stop doing these horrible idiotic things when you talk to each other.
Marvel's Civil War
Team Cap or Team Iron Man? More importantly, what basis would you use for making that decision?