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A Game of This Year Award: Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing

Icarus Proudbottom Mission Complete

There are very few games that pull off comedic timing as well as Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing. As written about in an interview with developer Holy Wow earlier this year, IPTT is simultaneously a subversive parody of the classic hokey

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The Problem with Game Reviews (And Why Games Are Like Restaurants)

Restaurant Empire 2

What’s the one thing missing from every book review that’s ever been written? The number at the end. Isn’t it interesting how books, an artistic medium thousands of years old, has resisted the kind of numerical classification that has invaded

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Thirty Flights of Grand Theft Auto

thirty flights of gta

One of the most widespread discussions in games today is the distinction between game narrative and game writing. While they can certainly overlap, they are definitely two separate things: A game’s narrative is the actual story that happens when you

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