Just Let Me Be A Bastard

Justin Amirkhani

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Just Let Me Be A Bastard

I’m a pretty good guy in real life. I offer my seat on the bus to old ladies, I always tip my waiter and I even let telemarketers finish a few sentences before hanging up on them. Sure, I’m not perfect, but I like to think if some higher power handed out morality report cards […]
I Died Alone With A Very High Score 2

I Died Alone With a Very High Score

Days after my fourth anniversary with my girlfriend we came upon the stark realization that things just weren’t working anymore. Over the years she’d begun distancing herself from friends, relying on me almost entirely for all forms of relationship. Meanwhile I’d grown aloof, antsy as the tenure of our relationship extended with each passing month. […]

Playing With Portals: An Interview With Valve’s Doug Lombardi

When I first experienced the student project Narbacular Drop, little did I know its revolutionary mechanic would go on to make such waved in the gaming industry. In its prototype form the original Portal featured bizarre demon doors, a princess protagonist, and several turtle-riding sequences. Little did I know that these were the humble beginnings […]
Through Hell By Torchlight - An Interview With Max Schaefer

Through Hell By Torchlight – An Interview With Max Schaefer

Before Runic Games and Torchlight, you used to be the co-founder of Blizzard North if I’m not mistaken? Correct. My brother who’s with us at Runic still and a third guy, David Brevik, started up a little game company called Condor Incorporated in 1983. We did a few Game Gear and Game Boy titles as […]
You Don’t Know Jack (Xbox 360) Review 1


The trivia genre hasn’t always had the easiest time getting a foothold in the gaming industry. Titles like Buzz! and Scene It? have come and gone with mild fanfare, leaving no lasting impression. When if first released in 1995, You Don’t Know Jack changed the way a lot of people thought about trivia video games. […]
Pop Culture Lightning Round: An Interview With Jellyvision

Pop culture lightning round: An interview with Jellyvision

Way back in the 90’s while everyone was watching 3 rd Rock From the Sun and meticulously caring for their Tamagotchi, I sat alone in my basement playing a little trivia game called You Don’t Know Jack. Unlike anything before it (or after), the game felt alive and dynamic; its host insulted my guesswork answers […]
Screaming In Space: An Interview With Steve Papoutsis

Screaming in space: An interview with Steve Papoutsis

The survival horror genre has roots in gaming as deep as the FPS, but it’s very rare for a new title to come along and completely redefine the terror. With its haunting portrait of our potential future Dead Space reinvigorated gaming’s horror scene with its sci-fi nightmare.
World Torn Asunder: Talking World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm With Blizzard 1

World Torn Asunder: Talking World of Warcraft: Cataclysm With Blizzard

With World of Warcraft: Cataclysm literally tearing the world’s biggest MMO apart we thought it might be a good idea to sit down with some of the folks at Blizzard and discuss what the transitory nature of Azeroth really means for players.
Going All-In


This past year I noticed a disturbing trend in myself, much longer play sessions in a few select games with little to no progress towards completing them. Call of Duty: Black Ops, Red Dead Redemption and Fallout: New Vegas all consumed a disproportionate amount of my time consider I only beat one of those 3 […]
Prinny 2: Dawn Of Operation Panties, Dood! (Psp) Review 1


You are Not Special In the Disgaea universe there is no weaker creature in the netherworld than the Prinny. As a final resting place for worthless human souls the Prinny’s penguin-like body explodes when handled roughly. As servants to the bitchy demon lord Etna they are treated with such little regard Etna thinks nothing of […]

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