Monthly Archives: May 2011

New Games Journalism – This Shit’s a Playoff

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Disclaimer: This was an article I wrote a few months ago as a piece of game journalism.

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This Shit’s a Playoff

 

                The last time I saw Daniel we were heading out on separate planes from YVR (Vancouver) Airport. He was leaving back to school in Ontario as I was heading to Hawaii to enjoy the sweet life being a university dropout. My family doesn’t like me using the term because it wasn’t like I had failed out, I just left. I consider myself at least a bit of a dropout though: I still quit school.

Daniel and I didn’t have just any regular rivalry, this shit was serious, and this shit was the NHL series by EA Sports. The last time that he beat me I almost broke a controller. I’ll admit when I was younger I had a bad temper, but I got better with it and I barely act out anymore.

Except for when I play NHL.

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Applied Criticism – The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

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Disclaimer: This was an article I wrote a few months ago as a piece of game journalism.

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Life Sucks, So Does Oblivion
Applied Criticism of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

 

Oblivion is widely popular among role-playing game fans for both consoles (Xbox and PS3) and PC’s alike. This article isn’t to knock the game down a peg over its mechanics or its storytelling because I seriously didn’t get far enough to get into the game to know much about either.

The point of this article is to knock the game down a peg for how easily it brings out the lazy nature in me and reminds me of how easy it is to waste time over nothing. It made it very clear to me early on how much work it would take to really get to the meat of the game.

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