About Nick2930

I am a 33 year old librarian, part time writer, all time gamer, and what my cousin refers to as an intellectual badasss. Normally I wouldn't brag, but I like that so much I feel compelled to.

Here are my most recent posts

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Review (PC)

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As our species has become more technologically advanced, we've become more distanced from the world our distant ancestors inhabited, back when they were focusing on how to walk about on two legs. Largely this has been a good development as now we don't have to worry about being eaten by a wild animal . . . → Read More: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Review (PC)

The Stumbling Shadow: The Problem With Stealth in Video Games

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The use of stealth in combat has always been depicted as a rather flashy affair, especially when the practitioner of the art is Batman. The cape, the helmet, the inverted takedown….he's like a one man Broadway production of stealth combat. It's only natural therefore that we should like to produce this effect in the games . . . → Read More: The Stumbling Shadow: The Problem With Stealth in Video Games

Videogames: The Future of Storytelling

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People tell stories and, as we've evolved both as lifeforms and as a culture, our methods of telling stories have evolved as well. The latest incarnation of our storytelling technology is the video game which, despite the bad press it has gotten form certain sources, is a thing that I believe is ultimately a benefit . . . → Read More: Videogames: The Future of Storytelling

Shad’O Review – Otherworldly Tower Defense

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I've always been a big believer in the idea that games should do more then just exercise your hands, and that's why I've always been a big fan of tower defense games. These have often been a simple yet challenging formula that keep me diverted for hours and that's why I was excited to have . . . → Read More: Shad’O Review – Otherworldly Tower Defense

The Perils Of Being Ordinary

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I was playing Yager Entertainment's Spec Ops: The Line when I came up for the idea for this article, and what prompted me to sit down and type this all out was the fact that the game wasn't, strictly speaking, fun. Was it a pretty game? Absolutely. Were the characters people I felt . . . → Read More: The Perils Of Being Ordinary

Play And Learn In Your Spare Time

There's a group of people out there…a shrinking group, but still very vocal, that maintains that games are a empty art form, if they are considered an art form at all. On the surface, it's hard to disagree, especially when you see games like Dead Space. I'm as big a fan of that game as . . . → Read More: Play And Learn In Your Spare Time

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