GameCrank: Clogged Pipes–Is Mario Getting Fat?

Patrick

April 30, 2013

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  Mario. I think we're fairly well acquainted with him at this point. I'm not going to go over how "Mario" has changed video games and the world over the last 32 years, since that would be boring, obvious, and trite. Mar...

Uncommon Nonsense

Uncommon Nonsense

January 29, 2013

GameCrank: The Perfect Game?

Patrick

January 13, 2013

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The discussion over objective quality is one that has rattled my brain for a long time now. On one hand, a part of me wants to fundamentally reject the idea of a perfect game on my belief that there's no such thing as perfect, ...

GameCrank: A Postmortem Wii Retrospective

Patrick

December 17, 2012

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So, the WiiU is out. It's been doing okay... I guess. It's still a bit early to judge, so I'll leave my commentary for after the Christmas sales stop rolling in. Then we can talk numbers. For now, I want to take a look ba...

GameCrank: Horror-rific Part 2: A Walk in the Woods and Nothing Else

Patrick

November 12, 2012

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Part two of a two-part piece by Patrick Pontes. Welcome back. Modern horror games are suffering because they're letting go of the atmospheric, tension-building aspects of their design and instead focusing on action, combat, and ...

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