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The TRUTH about the “Games are art” debate

I’m looking for either InfoWars or Kotaku to hire me. Now that I’ve clickbaited you hard, I will try to demonstrate and organize my thoughts on the whole issue. Some among my (mostly imaginary) audience might remember that, in the article on The Stanley Parable, I defined a game as a challenge to be overcome. The way the challenge is constructed varies greatly […]

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Milking your consumer and the merits of Piracy

Piracy’s a crime, and crime doesn’t pay. However the laws regarding piracy are so scarcely enforced that everyone and their mother is doing it anyway. In this climate, one can wonder why many publishers do everything they can to seemingly ENCOURAGE the piracy of their games instead of simply listening to the consumer.

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The Stanley Parable : what is a game?

A walking simulator is a « game » in which the player does not get much interactivity at all. As the name of the genre implies, it is often limited to walking around and sometimes exploring a location. In fact, the « game » I will be writing about in this article, The Stanley Parable, takes place mostly in corridors and linear paths. So while I do consider […]

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On #GamerGate

I recently had this discussion with someone about #GamerGate. I know it’s 2017 and most people don’t care about #GamerGate any more but the discussion started because I laughed at the fact that Brianna Wu is planning to run for congress in 2018. Of course it was a huge mistake on my side, I should have known that I was going […]