Category: Videogames

a brief anecdote

On his deathbed, the one time-CEO of SEGA wavered a loan repayment worth millions of dollars of his own money that he’d once given to the company to keep it afloat. Isao Okawa had a deep passion for SEGA, and in his final moments did the company a second favor to ensure it would pass…


PERSONA (SOCIAL SIMULATOR?)

I came to Persona when I finally went out of my way to get my greasy teenaged hands on a copy of Persona 3 FES in 2013. Persona is a satellite of the Japanese occult role-playing-game series Shin Megami Tensei. Us Americans tend to very sparsely mention the full title of any of these games…


DEMON’S SOULS

DISCLAIMER:   On February 28th, 2018, the servers to From Software’s Demon’s Souls will be going offline permanently. In a way, this is something like a eulogy for the game that helped change the way video games are talked about today.  I can give a glowing recommendation to play Demon’s Souls if you’ve never experienced…


No Inventory Space

Part of being an adult is knowing when to do the dishes or how to iron a tie. If someone has an appointment with you they should see you when they get there, not wait around for you to arrive. Managing the space you live in and getting your life in order so you can…


GEORGE ROMERO’S DARK SOULS

This starts off with a big “I don’t remember when.” This isn’t one of those “I don’t remember when’s” that we have to attribute to drug used, or alcohol infused stupor. Rather: that familiar feeling of forgetting where you were when you experienced something formative but still knowing you definitely had the experience. The where is out…


Zombie

  Our first encounter with the undead in pop culture changes from generation to generation. We’ve come so far since The Night of the Living Dead (it was 1968) that it’d be incorrect of me to say something along the lines of “for your parents, their first experience with them would have been-” You get it –…