On one hand, it makes no sense for the monsters and encounter areas of the gameworld to come pre-stocked with loot. It also makes no sense for feral beasts and the shambling undead to walk around carrying fabulous cash prizes.
On the other hand, gold coins are shiny and make a fun jingling sound when you have lots of them.
Philosophy of Moderation
The comments on most sites are a sewer of hate, because we're moderating with the wrong goals in mind.
A video Let's Play series I collaborated on from 2009 to 2017.
Batman: Arkham Origins
A breakdown of how this game faltered when the franchise was given to a different studio.
The Best of 2015
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.
A Lack of Vision and Leadership
People fault EA for being greedy, but their real sin is just how terrible they are at it.