Gone Gnome

I have felt love in a game, but not with a woman, or man, or anthropomorphized robot. Instead, it was in the silent garden gnome of Half Life 2: Episode Two.

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Love Issue – Theme Recap

September was Unwinnable’s month of love.

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Lost Worlds: A.L.T.

Somewhere lost in a subworld of a subworld, a strange little bastard child of a game exists called A.L.T., a Doom II mod released in 2012 by a group of Russian modders known as Clan [B0S]. A.L.T. begins with the peculiar sight of a bloodied Doom marine in front of a door, frozen in the middle of a dying animation. A whole 30 maps later it ends with the player coming back out the other side of that door as that marine and dying. But here, in our pre-awakened state, moving causes you to abruptly take damage, and turning around

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Who Am I, Really?

Through Metal Gear Solid 2, Owen R. Smith discovers the meaning of true player agency.

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The Rules of the Game

The best rules are the ones you can ignore.

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Gaming Grammatically

Brendan Keogh teaches us about the language of videogames.