Thank You

I don’t know if you heard, but we’ve been working on this Kickstarter thing and it got funded yesterday afternoon. We are currently celebrating, sleeping and celebrating sleep – something we’ve not had a lot of recently – but we will be back next week with the great stories you’ve come to expect. I formally thanked the internet on Wednesday when we raised our goal, and I reprinted it yesterday when the campaign closed. That stands as a good representation of how I feel about the Kickstarter and its success, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank some

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Why Garrus is the Real Hero of Mass Effect

Garrus Vakarian is the Mass Effect series. All right, that’s a strong statement, and obviously not literal. So to put it another way: more than any single component of Mass Effect, Garrus embodies the tone, theme and characterization of the series. Garrus is one of two characters who’s a full party member in all three Mass Effect games, alongside Tali (Unless, of course, you let him die in Mass Effect 2 and import that save into Mass Effect 3. It’s also apparently possible to reject him if you time things right in Mass Effect 1, but I’ve never even seen

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The End of Pretension

Pretension +1 is ending, but Gus Mastrapa will return more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

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On Unwinnable

Unwinnable isn’t just a website or a weekly magazine – it’s a belief in a different kind of internet.

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Joy of a Toy

I was a clumsy kid. I was such a klutz – a total failure at sports, P.E. and general moving around the place – that my mother sought professional help for me. We lived in North Carolina at the time – it was around ‘82 – so I was 10. I remember driving to an unfamiliar part of Charlotte. A university campus? Or maybe some collection of government buildings? We went into a small medical office where I was subjected to a barrage of physical tests. My mother got a binder full of results. And I got a new after-school

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The Badge and the Guilt

In Liberty City, the people are protected by two separate groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the player who controls them. These are their stories.

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You Forgot it, Videogame People: A Savage Journey into the Heart of GDC

Someone has to save games from the people around games.

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A GDC Cyber Struggle

Is there a secret, high stakes Netrunner tournament at the Unwinnable GDC Salon?

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