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Tycho / 1 day ago

I haven't had a chance to play The Surge yet, so I don't 100% know what's going on with it. Gabriel doesn't seem to like it, so I assume that means it's great. Being like Dark Souls without being Dark Souls is, to my mind, an argument for whatever it is. Bloodborne, made by the same fucking crew, proves it better than anybody: there's a hard, shiny marble at the center of this loop and narrative experience that is a basecamp for other expressions of it. Nioh proves out some concepts related…

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Gabe / 1 day ago

The Surge!

I picked up The Surge not really knowing what to expect. I heard it had some cool combat mechanics and figured it was worth a try. It only took a few minutes of playing to realize it was Bloodborne but you can chop off body parts. Honestly that probably would have been enough for me if it didn’t look so stupid. Bloodborne is a game that oozes character and style and I think that’s why I was able to get so into it. On the other hand, The Surge reminds me of and 80's cartoon. I am serious!…

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Tycho / 4 days ago

Something I've never been able to understand is how you could forget what it's like to be young. I haven't, but I have a weird memory where if I remember something I experience it and generally shudder or make a sound. God only knows; maybe not forgetting it is itself evidence of some spiritual malnourishment. It could also be empathy! That's another thing it could be. The types of content I've seen produced about Fidget Spinners, ranging from them being representations of Illuminati…

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Tycho / 6 days ago

Of course, we're only goofing around with Pat Rothfuss, who is also Viari. We are inveterate goofers. I have every faith that the book will come out and what's more that it will be really good. He should make a deal with me that he'll release his book when I release mine; that would provide the necessary impetus. The web-borne pressure would build up behind my mind, and the book would be launched like a cannonball. I found the television show for Game of Thrones vastly more enjoyable…

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