Tag Archives: Let’s Play

Beyond Rated-M: Beyond “Why?” in Black Desert Online

I dived into highly-acclaimed sandbox MMO Black Desert Online* to explore how combining traditional MMO systems with endless compulsion loops can make your actions feel insignificant, and an open-world seem smaller than ever. Christian players may want to pay special … Continue reading

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The Deadly Tower of Monsters PS4 Livestream

The Deadly Tower of Monsters is a flawed, fantastic, loving pastiche of 50s sci-fi B-movies. Complete with an extremely smart script parodying gaming, film, and “Director’s Commentary” cliches, I think ACE Team did a killer job of avoiding almost every … Continue reading

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Christian Games Done Right: NEON STRUCT (David Pittman)

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file names. Full Disclosure: David Pittman is both a friend, and someone I may work with professionally in the future. The various modes of coverage below contain my honest opinions regardless of … Continue reading

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Hitman: Blood Money vs Hitman GO: Definitive Edition Comparison

Today I stepped outside of my comfort zone to research Hitman: Blood Money. Comparing it with the family-friendly alternative, Hitman GO: Definitive Edition, I found the latter title still manages to capture the essence of the franchise without resorting to explicit content. *Hitman … Continue reading

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Beyond Rated-M Plays Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition

In this stream/series of Let’s Play episodes, I explore how the base game of Dying Light offers important game design lessons about humanization, first-person combat, the role of sound, and more. In our next stream focusing on this title, I … Continue reading

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Beyond Rated-M: Doom & Lovely Planet

In this episode of Beyond Rated-M, I discuss how honesty in game design and aesthetics make Doom and Lovely Planet great examples of Maturity in video games. *Lovely Planet was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review … Continue reading

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Beyond Rated-M: NEO Scavenger

In my editorial about maturity in video games, Beyond Rated-M, I said: “Video games rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB are often held up as the foremost examples of what our industry can achieve. Meanwhile, the number of incredible, thought-provoking titles outside … Continue reading

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