Stuart

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  1. Her Story

    Hey, here's my review, if anyone is interested in reading it! https://soledadhonrado.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/her-story-his-cliches/
  2. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNAnhLWQxmA
  3. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Celebrating America with this Classic Tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=133&v=pwSvL08isHo
  4. Her Story

    The Wire's characters are people though. Her Story relies on a cliche as a character. A condescending cliche that thinks its deeper than it is.
  5. Her Story

    I personally feel that overall the mechanics felt wasted because of the plot. A waste of an interesting and somewhat novel mechanical framework. The "game" is outside of the virtual space which you are provided, its in your notes, in your head, and that's astounding. I commend them for that, but...Sam Barlow...he cannot write. I was actually astounded as to how similar this game was to his most well known game, Silent Hill Shattered Memories, considered the best western Silent Hill game (which isn't saying much). Similar heavy handed metaphors, reliance on "high brow" references, pseudo-psychology, and even... I'd enjoy if something like this was done again, as long as it's an actually substantive, honest story. Not this.
  6. Her Story

    Finished playing it today. I'll be the odd one out here. I really didn't like it. Trashy, Fincher-like plot drowns out any sort of honest attempts to portray mundanity and humanity. An overwrought cliche, airport novel pulp, leaves you with nothing but the rush of "discovering" a story that is just familiar, overdone, exploitative, depraved thrills. In other words, you find nothing. Tempted to write something up on it, so I won't go too much in-depth. For now, I'll link this review by Ed Smith, which reflect my thoughts: https://shutupvideo games.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/shut-up-her-story/ (i know how angry and snotty this all reads. Sorry but not sorry? This game really disappointed, I dunno what else to say)
  7. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Ok...? Anyway, Andreya Triana has a beautiful and timeless voice.
  8. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    imo, their latest RTJ videos have been weak as hell. The one for Early was very good, this one was very awkwardly paced and shot. Also, the eye-rolling thematic implication of cop being on the same level of who he oppresses. But that's a different convo for a different place for a different time.
  9. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    When you're reading your inbox and it's full of haters.
  10. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Drink. More. Water.
  11. Steam Summer Sale Spendapalooza

    I got gifted Fallout 3. That's it.
  12. Show me your desk/gaming space

    Ya'll motherfuckers fell off. This is how you do it, classic.
  13. Grand ThVmb Auto PC

    Nothing can beat the legendary helicopter chase between me and Miffy (and whoever was with Miffy, I forget. Dibs?)
  14. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS SONG AAAAH.
  15. Show me your desk/gaming space

    that hella lack of towels tho
  16. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    If you love jazz of any kind, you need to listen to The Epic. Like, ASAP.
  17. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    i dunno if i like this song. good hook, pretty smooth beat, but them bars are...eh.
  18. Grand ThVmb Auto PC

    Aw, wish I could play with ya'll, but that'll probably won't happen in a long time. That lack of money, yo.