"The apocalypse plan is a strong fantasy. Real life is overflowing with decisions, the vast majority of them are totally inconsequential but consuming all the same. “What do I have for dinner?” occupies the same space as “What do I do with my life?” Apocalyptic fantasy isn’t about the end of the world. It’s a fantasy about clarity. When the only choice is to live or die, survive those ravenous zombies or cure this impossible plague, the nauseating paralysis of indecision disappears. Gods Will Be Watching lays bare the fallacy of the fantasy in its six chapters of do-or-die personal apocalypses. Just because everything’s ending doesn’t mean that making decisions is any easier or more pleasurable.”

Review: Gods Will Be Watching lays bare the brutal reality of apocalyptic fantasy


"There’s certainly nothing wrong with the Fruit Ninjas or Angry Birds of the world, but it’s 2014. Games have proven themselves capable of grappling with controversial, adult themes in interesting new ways. Sure, not every game that deals with serious issues works well, but they should at least have the opportunity to succeed or fail.”

—For Our Consideration: Apple’s hypocritical App Store policies infantilize games
Illustration by Nick Wanserski High-res

"There’s certainly nothing wrong with the Fruit Ninjas or Angry Birds of the world, but it’s 2014. Games have proven themselves capable of grappling with controversial, adult themes in interesting new ways. Sure, not every game that deals with serious issues works well, but they should at least have the opportunity to succeed or fail.”

For Our Consideration: Apple’s hypocritical App Store policies infantilize games

Illustration by Nick Wanserski

This weekend, the world’s best fighting-game players will gather in Las Vegas for Evo, the biggest tournament of the year. Here’s our in-depth viewer’s guide for Evo novices, breaking down—with the help of a few fighting-game experts—the eight games at the event, including the stories and players you can expect to see if you decide to tune in.  

A viewer’s guide to Evo, the year’s biggest fighting-game tournament

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Super Smash Boos - Donkey Kong - [tag]
He’s the leader of the bunch, you know him well… He’s finally back, to spook some tail ~
In the lead-up to the release of the new Super Smash Bros. games I am going to attempt making a Boo for every announced character.
There’s a lot to get through so reblog letting me know which character you’d like me to Boo next!
Be sure to click the tag to see what’s been done already too!

peekingboo:

Super Smash Boos - Donkey Kong - [tag]

He’s the leader of the bunch, you know him well… He’s finally back, to spook some tail ~

In the lead-up to the release of the new Super Smash Bros. games I am going to attempt making a Boo for every announced character.

There’s a lot to get through so reblog letting me know which character you’d like me to Boo next!

Be sure to click the tag to see what’s been done already too!