"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.”
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The Gameological staff tell us about their favorite games of the year so far—including Mario Kart 8, South Park: The Stick Of Truth, Kentucky Route Zero: Act III, and more.
"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.”
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.
Pop! Goes Perfection!
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!
The latest in Nick Wanserski’s illustrated essay series explores the significance of Link’s iconic cap.