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Monthly Archives: November 2015

image Casual Friday: 20xx puts co-op and roguelike in my Mega Man X.

There’s nothing quite like Mega Man X… Except 20xx, which takes the Mega Man X formula and dials it up a notch. More…

image Be SMART about your objective: on quests, sidequests, and beating the game.

With all the choices in the world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose track of the goal. Don’t just choose an objective: start SMART Gaming. More…

image Updated: Even a false piece in Forbes about the PS4 can increase dogmatism.

Often when gaming makes its way into the mainstream, the story is misguided, sensational, and revolves around fear. A recent viral Forbes piece about the PS4 and Daesh hits all three, misrepresenting the situation and perpetuating dogmatic villainization.

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image Snippet: Playing Tetris can decrease traumatic flashbacks.

Just a quick note on how gaming can help to heal some pain.  More…

image Casual Friday: An ode to the days of the competitive couch.

Though I wouldn’t say I’m an overly competitive person, I do miss the days of playing against people in person, the days of couch competition. More…

image The call of duty on Veteran’s Day.

Recently I went out with someone and ended up talking about Call of Duty. She told me she had a grievance against the franchise, and her points feel particularly relevant on Veteran’s Day.

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image Why play games?

When going through life, it’s worthwhile to sit down and ask yourself basic questions. Lately, my basic question has been: why play games at all? More…

image We need scripted gaming to teach lessons.

A recent article in PC Gamer magazine claims that scripted set pieces in gaming are vanishing to make way for open worlds. I certainly hope that’s not the case, not if we still intend to tackle deep issues with gaming. More…

image Casual Friday: Welcome to Jurassic Park.

I’ve got a tendency to be pretty serious here at Intelligame, but I think every-so-often it’s worthwhile to just kick back and talk about games for the sake of talking about games, reminiscing about old times or getting excited about new ones. Hence the new, completely original, 100% unique, never-used-in-any-other-context Casual Friday! More…

image About Intelligame Reviews

Focusing on if a game is “objectively good” or not in a review serves more to hinder than help the culture around games, and that’s why Intelligame reviews will be a bit different than the reviews you find at many sites: we won’t use review scores.

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