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William Hughes
plumberduck
Apr 9
13

As the site’s most stridently annoying Southland Tales fan/historian, I will say that when Justin Timberlake is doing Justin Timberlake things (starring in a music video as women fawn over him) he is very good, and when he is doing not-Justin Timberlake things (talking) he is less good.

Apr 9
2

The opening area of Bloodborne is one of my favorite areas From’s ever done. Yarnham has so many little shortcuts and connections and I can reconstruct almost all of them from memory at this point.

Feb 10
6

Miyamoto has said in multiple interviews that DK is Mario’s pet. https://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/donkey-kong-developer-interview/

Jan 29
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The idea of Shibuya Scramble as a speed-run game is very funny to me. Racing through the Text Adventure dungeon to get your 100% All Dialogue Seen run time down.

Dec 15
25

So grateful to everybody reading and engaging with this piece, there are some really strong points being made (both for and against its central thesis) down here. One thing I wish I’d made a little clearer in my text, though: I don’t object to V because they’re a blank player avatar—I like a blank player avatar just Read more

Oct 9
1

Are people still playing Friday The 13th? If I had a core of 8 people to play stuff like that, it’d probably be in the regular rotation; I just had a not-great time with randos online.

Oct 9
1

Second the recommendation of Murder By Numbers to keep the picross addiction going, but if you have a DS or 3DS you also need Picross 3D and the sequel in your life.

Oct 9
2

I was going to comment on this, but then I…*snrk* Then I *chortle* Then I *teehee* But then I took an *guffaw*

Oct 1
1

Thank you! I saw someone link to that in the comments on the Soundcloud, but assumed it was the original movie version, and not this complete insanity. (Which I have also now learned somehow charted No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100)

Sep 25
4

I’ve spent 700 hours playing Isaac, and another 100 or so talking about it on my podcast, so I love the game to death. But the narrative is barely there, especially when you compare it to something like Hades.

Sep 16
19

She definitely sounds a little... weathered? Especially in Orpheus. I think it works for the episode, though.

Sep 16
55

I mean, I didn’t even talk about the season where they all quit their spy jobs to become international cocaine dealers/country music stars.

Sep 11
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It’s been a second since I played, but I think that’s exactly what he does, isn’t it? When you go into the hologram room in the Shinra building, and you end up seeing a video of all that destruction, that’s Sephiroth using images of Meteor to convince Cloud etc. that they lose, so they’d better try to change fate. Read more

Sep 11
1

I might end up covering it in the column (although, as you note, we’ve got Spelunky on the way), but I found myself really underwhelmed by the state of Rogue Legacy 2. I think, with a roguelike especially, you’ve got to fundamentally alter mechanics if you’re going to sell people on a sequel. I can’t just climb the Read more

Sep 2
5

Tragically, Funches is only in a single episode - although he is, weirdly, reprising another single-episode character appearance from back in (I think) Season 1. In any case, yes, needs more Funches. His episode is one of the ones I highlighted as the best of the season, and he's unsurprisingly a big part of it.

Jul 31
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Tigrex was a big wall for me for a long while. I really love the Nargacuga set, though - it’s got a whole “ninja” vibe that pairs really well with Dual Blades, which are my go-to weapon.

Jul 31
1

When time is infinite, I’ve got to go back and play through Golden. (This will be after I do my first playthrough of 5, though. JRPGs!) Chie remains the best.

Jul 31
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I love “The Things”! I thought about it a lot while playing Carrion. (I’ve also been inspired to do a re-play of Prototype 2, which is as bad as I remember in terms of story etc., but still feels very satisfying to rip through.)

Jul 24
31

I’m on the record in my reviews, but I think Danger Island gets an enormous amount of mileage by foregrounding the Pam-Archer friendship. That being said, I’m excited to see the real-people versions of these people after so much time away.