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Doom 64 Remaster
March 21, 2020

I pre-ordered Doom Eternal yesterday. One of the incentive perks was a copy of Doom 64, which has never been made available on PC until now. Unsurprisingly, Nightdive Studios is involved, and Bethesda and Id's names have been slapped onto the front of it. The original developer, Midway, is obviously not mentioned. I imagine a lot of legal jiggery-pokery had to go on behind the scenes to get this thing resurrected, and we are all the better for it. Here I am, having pre-loaded Doom Eternal, and the first thing I do is hop into Doom 64. Naturally.

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Wrath: Aeon of Ruin
March 16, 2020

I usually don't play single-player games more than once. There are a few exceptions to this, such as the original Doom, System Shock, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, Master of Orion 2 and a few other very exceptional games. I generally feel that once I’ve played through a game, I've "seen it, done it," and there's no reason to go back. However, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is now on the list of games that I have compulsively replayed, and the developers haven’t even finished it yet! Only three levels are available at the time of this writing, and I have already played through them multiple times on various difficulty levels. I have enjoyed finding their many secrets without the help of any FAQs or guides. I found myself checking Steam

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I finally spent money on the Epic Games store and I have mixed feelings about it
January 01, 2020

So it would appear that I have finally, for the first time, paid money on the Epic Games store. I had avoided doing this up until now for a variety of reasons; firstly because of the aborrhent way that Epic treats its in-house developers; secondly, the way that Epic hoards triple-A releases before allowing them to be published elsewhere, and mostly importantly, the fact that the Epic storefront is a bland, featureless thing with a limited selection of titles. The free titles they've been releasing every week have already started to repeat, and the threadbare offerings feel akin to Uplay or Origin whenever I get the urge to browse. There are also basically zero social features, no community groups, no u

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It's sad when a mandatory update ruins a perfectly good game.
May 26, 2019

For a bit of fun and nostalgia, I recently reinstalled The Shrouded Isle, which was probably my favourite game of 2017. However, upon playing it this time around, I found that it had been updated and changed in a very drastic way. These changes were not good to say the least, and I have summarized them in an edit to my original review of the game.

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Twin Peaks - Season 3 Review
July 29, 2017

Twin Peaks is back for a third season, a whopping twenty-five years after the conclusion of Season 2. David Lynch and Mark Frost are again at the helm, most of the original cast are back to reprise their roles, and the ensemble is bolstered by the talent of Hollywood heavy hitters such as Naomi Watts, Michael Cera, and Amanda Seyfried. It has benefited from a long development cycle, having been in production for at least three years. It boasts eighteen hour-long episodes (full hours, without commercials). This, my friends, is as authentically Twin Peaks as it gets. It broke records for signups to Showtime’s streaming service, for good reason.

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Twin Peaks - Season 1 & 2 Review
December 07, 2016

When you think of Twin Peaks, the first image that comes to mind is probably a backwards-talking dwarf dancing in a red-curtained room. That is certainly one of its most famous scenes, but there is more to this show than the bizarre dream sequences and cryptic imagery that director David Lynch is famous for.

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Update - Grind in the Shell: Grind Alone Complex - Grind Assault Online
August 02, 2016

As of this writing, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online has reached open beta and is now free to play. It also continues to be patched with new content and bug fixes. In the last two patches alone, they have added eight new weapons, two new maps, a new game mode, a new operative, new cosmetic options, and the ability to customize your Tachikoma tank with meaningful upgrades.

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