What I bought during the Steam Indie Spring Sale

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What I bought during the Steam Indie Spring Sale

When I found out that there was a Steam sale occurring while I was at PAX East my first reaction was to fall to my knees and sob into the concrete floor of the expo hall. When I finally got home and discovered that the sale was week long and not just for the weekend though I was overjoyed. These are the games I added to my steam library and will never get around to actually playing:

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Holiday Steam Sale 2012: What I’m Buying

Holiday Steam Sale 2012: What I’m buying

Happy steam sale everybody! It’s that time of year again when gamers shout for joy and wallets cry out in horror. From December 20th until January 5th, Steam will be showcasing new deals every few hours. If you have been thinking about purchasing a particular game for some time, now is your opportunity. Just keep your eyes open and you’re bound to find a moment when that game is going for less than the price of a Chipotle burrito. As for me, these are the games I’ll be looking to grab. Continue reading “Holiday Steam Sale 2012: What I’m Buying”

The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Holiday Shopping for a Gamer

The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Holiday Shopping for a Gamer

Gaming can be an expensive hobby.  Consoles cost hundreds of dollars and all of those shiny new holiday hits go for $60 on average. While this season’s big titles might be well out of many gift-givers’ price ranges, there are still many ways to help your gamer friends engage in their passions while staying under budget. Continue reading “The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Holiday Shopping for a Gamer”

The Art Gallery: Loved

The Art Gallery: Loved

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The Only Game That Has Actually Hurt My Feelings

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Are you a boy or a girl?  You’re wrong.  And that’s how Loved: a short story by Alexander Ocias begins.  Loved is a short platformer where you play a small creature that is berated for disobedience by a mysterious condescending voice.  Although it was just text on a screen written by someone I have never met before I couldn’t help but take the constant insults personally.  The music, messages and visuals create an atmosphere that feels oppressive but teases freedom if the player looks for it.

I would love (HAH!) to go into more detail about Loved but part of what makes it so compelling is the confusion the player feels and his personal exploration of the game.  Talking too much about the game before playing it would ruin the experience so take a few minutes and play through it first here: http://www.alexanderocias.com/loved.php  And make sure you play it twice.  Go on, I’ll wait.

Done?

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//SPOILERS***

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