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Editorial

Learning from Aging in Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption changes the action-RPG formula by making you weaker as you progress in-game, a game mechanic that creates a great opportunity to reflect on the process of aging. More…

We’re in this together.

I didn’t expect to get my weekly philosophy lesson from a game of Tetris…let nobody tell you that 2018 can’t also bring with it good surprises.

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Believe Our Voices are Powerful

The Corruption/Drama of the Day makes it really easy to think, “Eh, what does my writing matter? The world’s burning, I don’t know how this does something about it.” But the reality of the matter is that our voices count for something, perhaps more than ever. More…

The Choice Quantic Dream Did NOT Pick in Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human feels like “enough” in many ways. But despite the impressively branching narrative and beautiful motion capture, the game rings hollow. A lack of diverse creators involved in the project seems to keep the game’s narrative from moving beyond tropes and “Resistance 101.”


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How PAX East 2018 Got Inclusion Right

Attending events alone can invoke that dreaded feeling of FOMO – Fear of Missing Out. With the Penny Arcade Expo West (PAX West) recently announced and selling out, my experience of PAX East 2018 has been on my mind. How did the general vibe and environment feel to an introvert such as myself?

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I’m excited for Monster Hunter World because my friends are. That’s okay.

I’ve been excited about Monster Hunter World for weeks now, but it’s not because I have an attachment to the franchise. I’m looking forward to the chance to band together with friends and tackle problems together.


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Can we learn from Destiny and patch “free speech?”

We patch games to balance the environment and prevent cheaters from exploiting the system. Why do some people seem so resistant to patching our real-world systems? More…

Happy Fourth of July, Intelligamers.

This Fourth of July provides a chance to appreciate friends, family, and good memories for a moment, even with the current political climate. More…

Destiny is less “Become Legend” and more “Make Myths”

With Destiny 2 on the way, FreezeRay Poetry Editor Mikkel Snyder thinks back on his time with Destiny 1. Starting off as a hobby, the game’s allowed him to make his own myths, along with some of his closest friends. More…

Discussing “The Cat in the Hijab” after the Portland MAX stabbings.

Games can give us lenses to better understand the world through. Sometimes reality steps in to show us just how blurry those lenses are.
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