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Electron Dance Highlights

10May/2221

Discussion: Binge or Die

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I played it over and over, trying to sharpen my skills, following the infamous Latin proverb oportet git gud.

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29Mar/229

Discussion: Don’t Mention the War

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Over a month ago, my interest in videogames died suddenly.

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26Feb/2220

Discussion: Bricking It

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I spluttered a response about how I was attacking Evil Lego’s boast that it provided a first-class gym for the creative mind. But I crossed a line that I normally would steer clear of.

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5Jan/2217

Discussion: A Year in Play

Forget December, December is old news. The January newsletter has manifested (sign up if you want to read it):

But there’s nothing wrong with an honest “my year in games” and so here we are: my 2021 in games.

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30Nov/2121

Discussion: The Gravity of Reality

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I imagine if you play as God intended, this isn’t a problem, but if you’re a rookie spacemarble pilot like myself who struggles to ride the bladed edge of the game’s physics, it’s a total crapshoot.

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2Nov/2117

Discussion: The Great Cycle

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The indie boom wasn’t a return to an era of simpler games, but it did dust off designs from that era that had been neglected in the pursuit of progress.

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24Sep/2157

Discussion: The Forbidden

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Each creates an arena for tiresome debate although YMMV. I file them under Parkinson’s law of triviality: questions so trivial to understand that everyone will have an urge to share a strong opinion, even when it might be better to keep our mouths shut.

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11Aug/2118

Discussion: Another Brick in the Wall

It is forbidden to ask about the July newsletter. Welcome to the August newsletter (sign up if you want to read it):

If you’re willing to cannibalise a model as raw materials for your own sculptures, good for you, but those sets practically require a blood sacrifice during purchase, particularly if they’re branded.

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4Jul/2122

Discussion: Always Waiting

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I’m getting tired of never playing what I want.

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1Jun/2116

Discussion: Irredeemable Design

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You are the Alpha and Omega of marketing and your mission is to encourage parasocial relationships. If they think enough of you, maybe they’ll buy your work. I’m your number one fan.

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