The Ineffable Urgency of Winning Rocket League
By DukeSkath on Tuesday, 18th October, 2016 I've been playing online multiplayer games since Star Wars: Battlefront II on the PS2. I've spent hours on hours in Call of Duty, mostly okay with losing. I've played lots of Battlefield games, Gears of War, CounterStrike, and plenty of others. There's something different about Rocket League. Part... 1Read Now!
The Challenge of Mindful Video Gaming
By DukeSkath on Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 This is an excerpt from my new book MindWipe: Dealing with Stress, Anger, and Ego. In some ways, the idea of playing video games mindfully is absurd. How can you be here now when you’re deliberately escaping into a virtual... 1Read Now!
Fallout 4: Bethesda’s Storytelling Masterpiece
By DukeSkath on Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 [WARNING: This discussion includes huge spoilers for the main storyline of Fallout 4. Proceed with caution.] Bethesda is well-known for creating enormous, pulsating open worlds in games like Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Skyrim. Usually, however, the stories at the center... 0Read Now!
Batman Arkham Knight Spoiler Cast
By Chinny on Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 Chinny can't stop thinking and talking about Batman Arkham Knight, so this is his opportunity to spoil the heck out of it. Chinny is joined by avid listener of the show Smizzle and Verbal Rob from The Boss Wave... 0Listen Now!
Why Fallout 3 is the Best Deluxe Edition of All Time
By DukeSkath on Sunday, 8th March, 2015 Most deluxe editions of video games offer silly add-ons. Sometimes you'll get "making of" materials, or art books, but often you get in-game items — these can't be too powerful, or the game becomes P2W, and they can't be too... 1Read Now!
VeteranGamers Forum 2.0
By DukeSkath on Sunday, 1st March, 2015 Introducing the all-new VeteranGamers Forum! [celebration music] We've spent several weeks putting together an all-new forum experience — and when I say "we", I mean our new forum ubermensch, iPete. Hurray! We've got a smoother design, friendlier layout, and (best... 0Read Now!
The Evolution of Skyrim
By DukeSkath on Friday, 14th November, 2014 Thanks to David Tripney for linking us to an intriguing piece on Kotaku: Skyrim is a Very Different Game Than it Was 3 Years Ago. The author makes several interesting points about the enduring appeal of that magnificent game. It’s no... 1Read Now!
Why ‘The Last of Us’ is Good but Not Great
By DukeSkath on Saturday, 13th September, 2014 Naughty Dog's 2013 action-horror adventure The Last of Us is a good zombie game. It's not the greatest game of the generation, and it's not the best game of the decade. I won't squabble with those who called it Game of... 6Read Now!
Anita Sarkeesian Forced Out of Her Home
By DukeSkath on Thursday, 28th August, 2014 You want to know why I'm so angry on this week's podcast? It's because of the wretched, pathetic, violent anger directed at women who challenge the male status quo in the world of video games. Today Anita Sarkeesian shared this... 6Read Now!
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