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John Wesley Hard-Mode
John Wesley Hard-Mode
John Wesley Hard-Mode is the pen name of a writer who lost a bet. He is currently on his 58th playthrough of Broken Sword. Somebody make him stop.
Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return and meditations on the southwest
The southwest has a limitless capacity for magic. I keep trying to explain it to people, but they never believe me. They dismiss me. "Oh, the drive...
Too old for masks: What our fake names say about how we play games
Alright, I threw some more kindling on the fire, there's Wild Turkey in my coffee cup, you're sitting across from me absently watching the flames...
So Long, Fable
There are so many things nobody tells you about getting older. Nobody tells you that the signifiers of adult success are hollow on their own. You can...
Philip K. Dick and dissolution in Californium
I have to get meta to account for the philosophy behind this one. I'm a writer in 2016. It's a tough job. Nobody ever believes me when I say this,...
On Firewatch and the Rise of the Lonely Game
I was listening to Lucinda Williams' new album, The Ghosts of Highway 20 . I was alone while doing this, with headphones, my eyes mostly closed. It's...
On Cultural Wormholes and Churchill Solitaire
There are events that take place in pop culture which at first appear perfectly reasonable but which grow more insane in retrospect. Their insanity...
Omikron: The Nomad Soul and the Legacy of David Bowie
David-Bowie-1999-Style.jpg When an iconic celebrity dies, after the shock wears off and the appropriate period of grieving ends, you start to notice...
How Guitar Hero became too real
It feels like time stopped after the recession. Steve Jobs announced the iPhone, so the future was here, but it cost $600 and a two year contract,...
Movie Review: Hitman: Agent 47 is a slick, inoffensive waste of time
Let's meet on a completely neutral level. Let's not either of us assume anything about the other. We're both getting our cars smogged, or we're...
The Contrarian Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Holiday shopping used to work like this : you go to a whole bunch of stores, you narrowly avoid three fender benders in the same mall parking lot,...