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Doki Doki Literature Club! (Review)

Somewhere in Japan, a high school boy walks to school with his childhood friend like he always has. This friend, a cheerful girl named Sayori, invites you to join the school’s literature club, which is filled with pretty girls who … Continue reading

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In Which a Fairy Beats Up Monsters

Here’s some footage of me playing a game from a while back. It’s called Fairy Bloom Freesia, and it’s available on Steam. In this beat-em-up, you play a fairy with martial arts skills who has to guard a magic tree … Continue reading

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Waifu Emblem (Fire Emblem Heroes theme song parody)

Fire Emblem Heroes is one of my favorite games to play, and I highly recommend it to others since it is one of the games that does the free-to-play formula right. It even has a nice theme song (linked above, … Continue reading

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My Casual Gaming

I own both Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Fates. While both are good games, I noticed that I play Heroes a lot more than I do Fates; indeed, I rarely pick up Fates at all. I thought about it … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay for Free-to-Play, or What Fire Emblem Heroes Does Right

NOTE: I am not being paid to write this. I’m just a fan of both Avengers Alliance and Fire Emblem Heroes. Once upon a time, there was a Facebook game called Avengers Alliance. It was a game of RPG-style battles … Continue reading

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A Good Game Master Must Read

This morning, I read a post by Alex Kimball over at the Castalia House blog. In it, he describes how he ran a tabletop RPG campaign off of a short story from the 1940s and along the way developed a … Continue reading

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Fire Emblem’s Demographic Catastrophe

I’ve been a fan of the Fire Emblem series of video games by Nintendo ever since my high school days, when I saw Marth and Roy kick ass in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Set in medieval-style worlds beset by evil … Continue reading

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Yorha-2B: Literal Objectification

A week ago, the PS4 game NieR:Automata was released in North America. Its director, Taro Yoko, did an interview about various aspects of the game. At one point, the interviewer asked him why the main character, combat robot Yorha-2B, wore … Continue reading

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A Game that is Pro-Woman without being Anti-Man

A lot has been made of female representation in video games as of late. There’s a series of videos intended to shame video game developers for transgressing against feminism. There’s a pronounced movement away from sexualized character design, especially among … Continue reading

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Censorship: This Time, It Is the Government

“It’s only censorship if the government does it.” Every time there’s news that a developer is removing content from a game, the social justice crowd rushes in to remind us all that “censorship” can only be done by governments. Pretending … Continue reading

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