Shadows

This is what I spent pretty much all of my free time on last semester. I’m trying to get better at stop motion animation and I decided to go in a different direction with it for this project. Yeah, I know these last few posts don’t entirely go with my blog’s theme, but I’m trying to think of what else to post and I didn’t want the blog to stay stagnant for too long. Not that it matters, non-readers, as I’m mostly just doing this for myself anyway.

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The Top 5 Funniest Games I’ve Ever Played

So, I figured I’d try this list thing again. This time, though, I’m going to focus on something a little more uplifting. I enjoy epic games as much as anybody else, but I also enjoy a game that can make me laugh. I think that these games tend to get overlooked when compared to the bigger action titles out there, so I thought I’d talk a bit about five of my favorites. So, yeah, here we go…

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Random Art Project

So, this is a drawing project I did about a year back that was semi-video game related. I was supposed to pick a controversial issue, but I didn’t want to do anything too incredibly serious, so I picked the “video game controversy”. Which would be the concept of video games inspiring people to commit acts of violence. Personally, I think this is a ridiculous concept. The way I see it, if a person is inspired by a video game to do something atrocious, then that’s a problem with the person, not the video game. They may as well have been inspired by any sort of media. So, I just wanted to visualize the concept in some sort of ridiculous, strange way. It’s definitely one of the weirder-looking drawings I’ve done. So, yeah, that’s about it.

The Top 10 Saddest Deaths in Games (That I Have Played)

So, non-readers, I’m still trying to get used to this whole blogging thing. So, I figured that a fun way to practice would be to create a top 10 list. That’s pretty much an internet staple, right? So, for my first list, I thought I would talk about something that often gets overlooked in video games: death. I know, fun, right? In a medium where death can often equate to resetting at the last checkpoint, and where it’s common to gun down waves of enemies without a second thought, there still exists the possibility for death to have meaning. Now, I’d like to preface this by saying that this is obviously a list filled to the brim with spoilers. So, you really shouldn’t proceed if you care about that type of thing. Also, this list only extends to games that I have personally played. So, if it seems like there are any obvious examples that I overlooked, it’s most likely because I’ve never played the game in question (for instance, anything Final Fantasy related). But, anyway, these are the gaming deaths I’ve witnessed that I feel have the most weight. Speaking of weight…

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My Three Favorite Games of 2011

So, being a busy college student and all, I have had less and less time to play video games as of late. That being said, I have been very lucky this past year, having had the opportunity to play three games that I believe to be among the best I have ever played. I enjoyed each of these games so much that I am having a very difficult time deciding which one was my favorite. Therefore, because I’m such an indecisive person, here are my favorite three games of the year in no particular order. And, no, none of them are Skyrim. I know everybody’s all crazy about that recently, but I haven’t played it. Frankly, it doesn’t really seem like the type of game that interests me anyway. The following games, on the other hand, I was instantly captivated by. I’m not really very good at writing reviews, but I feel like I can give you hypothetical readers a general idea on what I liked about each of these games.

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