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Yet More Thoughts on Simplicity and Era Contrasts

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , on January 12, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, yes, I know—at this point, it’s almost like beating a dead horse.  Still, considering how many gamers are to some extent interested in older gaming, the comparisons between retro (and retro-ish) games and their modern counterparts come up often.
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Thoughts on the Creation of Let’s Plays

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I’ve talked about the concept on this blog plenty of times, but it wasn’t until creating my own Let’s Play of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Echoes from the Past that I really understood some aspects of the process, even some things I thought I understood beforehand.
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Thoughts on Winter-een-mas

Posted in Musing with tags , , on December 22, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, the season is almost upon us.  No, I’m not talking about Christmas, Hanukkah, or the like. No, I’m talking about Winter-een-mas.
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Thoughts on Giving Thanks

Posted in Musing with tags , , on November 24, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

In the United States, today is Thanksgiving.  We as gamers have a lot to be thankful for, even though we sometimes forget to be thankful.  There’s a lot in our hobby worthy of it, and what follows is my own small list.
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Thoughts on Female Video Game Protagonists

Posted in Musing with tags , on August 31, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

There’s a notable dearth in female protagonists in video games.  This is nothing new, however lamentable that may be.  That doesn’t mean it has to be this way, as we’ll discuss today.
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Thoughts on Gaming and Relationships

Posted in Musing with tags , on August 29, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

All things considered, a relationship is one of the more difficult things about being a gamer.  If one’s significant other isn’t a gamer, themself, there are all kinds of stereotypes and hang-ups to work past.  Perhaps perversely, having a gamer for a significant other isn’t always much better.
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Thoughts on Ohlander’s Law

Posted in Musing with tags , on August 25, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I have the good fortune to know Larry Dixon, a crazy prolific and crazier talented artist who has tons of work in books and novels anyone even vaguely interested in table-top role-playing games would be familiar with.  We got to talking about something called “Ohlander’s Law”.
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