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An open letter to Mike Sacco and Anthony Burch: in defence of Borderlands 2′s Tiny Tina

The NPCs in Borderlands 2 are characteristically insane, psychopathic, or both. From the schizophrenic Patricia Tannis, to the villainous and heartless Handsome Jack. Even the heroes from the original game are not safe: Mordecai is a sharpshooter who inexplicably becomes a better shot when drunk, and Brick is a bandit leader who enjoys seeing his own [...] Read more »

Mod Spotlight: Torchlight II’s Rapid Respec mod

One of the biggest complaints against Torchlight II is the game’s limited options for skill respecs: you can only respec the last three points that you spent on your character. Beyond that and you are out of luck. What if you suddenly need to change your build, or come across a later skill that drastically [...] Read more »

EVO 2013 donation drive: Super Smash Bros. Melee wins coveted eighth spot; over US$220k raised

The donation drive to determine the eighth fighting game at this year’s Evo 2013 World Championships ended on Friday afternoon, Singapore time, with Super Smash Bros. Melee (SB) taking the top spot with US$94,672 of donations, beating out Skullgirls at second place (US$78,760) and Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix (ST) at third place (US$39,567). Read more »

We are the walking dead: what Telltale’s The Walking Dead gets right (and wrong) for interactive fiction

The fifth and final episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead has just been released, and as expected, the finale ended in an emotionally heartbreaking moment. The entire season was well-written, accompanied by solid voice acting and character development, and credit has to be given to writer Gary Whitta for successfully evoking the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of [...] Read more »

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm confirmed for 12 March release, S$49.90 for Singapore

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (HotS), the expansion to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, has been given a release date for 12 March 2013, according to an official Blizzard press release. The retail and digital versions of HotS will be selling in North America at US$39.99, and after doing a mock pre-purchase check at the SEA Blizzard store, [...] Read more »

[Update] A compilation of Doritos and Mountain Dew: the best articles of the MVG saga

I followed the recent controversy surrounding Eurogamer, Robert Florence, and Lauren Wainwright with great interest, because the problems highlighted by Florence are more prevalent here in Singapore and Asia (I won’t post names, but the culprits are clear as day if you know where to look). I also won’t bother summarising what happened, because many [...] Read more »