Why All the Hate?: A History of Internet Trolls

Another day, another flood of trolls complaining online about videogames and hurling abuse at developers and fellow gamers who disagree with them.

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My Inner Scales

“Facing me was an eternity of inky water: clean, pure, impenetrable.” Ario Elami finds an intriguing role-playing opportunity in Dark Souls‘ Path of the Dragon.

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The Henchman’s Lament

“The reason I break my silence now and face certain doom is to make a simple plea: remember that henchmen are people too.” C.T. Casberg on being an NSA henchman

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To Walk From Left to Right

“What, then, does it really mean to walk from left to right? To press over, but not forward?“ Richard Clark questions our love of sidescrolling.

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Revving the Engine: Hypercharge

Stu interviews Joe Henson, community manager on Hypercharge, the game bringing your childhood living room toy soldier battles to life. Part of a series of profiles sponsored by Epic.

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Fervescence: An Interview with Livia Llewellyn

“Horror and erotica occupy the same dark edges of human existence.” Stu Horvath interviews erotic horror writer Livia Llewellyn.

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