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Shamus Young attempts to make the game industry less dysfunctional by arguing with a rhetorical wall and hoping things change for the better.

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Virtual Reality almost certainly won't kill you, but it has a fairly good chance of making you queasy, at least at first.

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Shamus continues to with his Oculus Rift VR headset and takes time to break down how the unit works, and why high frame rate is important.

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Shamus now owns an Oculus Rift and has been putting it through the wringer. Is it the next breakthrough in gaming?

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Shamus explores the haunting familiarity of Gone Home, and how it shines next to other, less apt portrayals of the past.

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Why do journalists so often fail to reflect the ideas and preferences of the gaming public? Shamus tackles the question.

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Silent Hill 2 was an exceptional game, but each incarnation since has left us wanting. Why don't the developers understand what made the game a hit?

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Rise of the Tomb Raider as an Xbox One exclusive just seems odd on a few levels. We'll let Shamus explain.

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More than two years later, people still argue over the ending of Mass Effect 3 and the series as a whole. Why are people so passionate about it?

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After taking a hatchet to the service in a column two years ago, Shamus looks at it again to see if things have gotten any better.

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This question gets asked a lot. "Why is a bare breast more offensive than a severed arm?" This question has been around in one form or another for decades and is usually presented as a challenge or a demand for explanation regarding the way movies are rated, marketed, and edited.

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The execution of Dungeon Keep Mobile was a disaster from start to finish.

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Let's compare the video game industry now with the movie industry as it was growing and see where we stand.

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Toxicity in a gaming community not only gives a bad names to gamers in general, but can dissuade new players from getting involved.

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When does hype and spin become nothing more than a lie? If everybody already knows the truth, can it still be considered dishonest?

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Taking the developer and publisher of Assassin's Creed Unity to task for their response to a lack of female characters is just too easy.