Pick Up Anything of Use

THE ADVENTURE GAME IS NO LONGER RELEVANT, they scream, eyes flecked with the righteousness of the lifelong gamesman. THE CONTROL METHOD IS FRUSTRATING, the INPUTS UNSATISFYING. What are these, PUZZLES?! Oh, DECISIONS?! Where is the smoothness of play? The feeling of control? Why is it that we must combine this and that to make a conversation come to life? Why must I stumble from screen to screen like this? I am the hero. Why is everything so difficult? Everything in it is difficult they say. Everything in it  is difficult.

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Play at Heartbreaking with Cara Ellison

Cara Ellison made a Twine dating sim. It will sear your eyes and break your heart.

Sacrilege

My Games of the Year

A TL;DR History in Hypertext

A Digest to Digest To – Thanksgiving 2012

Unwinnable wishes you a happy Thanksgiving and offers up a feast for your brain.

Thanks

To the Games I Will Never Finish: A Love Letter

Cara Ellison tries to unravel the painful, tangled thread connecting her romantic relationships and videogames.

Hot Miami Injection

Cara Ellison introduces the neon-soaked ultraviolence of Hotline Miami.

Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely

Unwinnable’s Pulp Book Club returns with Cara Ellison, Jenn Frank and Stu Horvath digging into Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. Read the book? Join the discussion!

Farewell

Knightmare: Television for the Videogame Generation

An epic rhapsody: Cara Ellison sings a song of Knightmares.