Control is a love letter to both conspiracy culture and Remedy themselves

I’m not entirely sure why I have such a reverence for Remedy Entertainment. I don’t have any strong nostalgic connection to Max Payne, Quantum Break was a big old mess and I feel like I probably enjoyed Alan Wake a lot more than most people did. It’s difficult to argue with the fact, though, that Control is probably the best video game to come out of the studio thus far.

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Why I can’t connect with Twitch

Twitch is the biggest broadcasting format on the internet right now, specifically, but not exclusively, when it comes to video game content. Once upon a time, Youtube was the haven for video game focused content creators. But, by their own hand, that’s not really the case any longer.

As much as I continue to watch and enjoy content on Youtube, many creators I enjoyed have started to split their attention between it and Twitch, some making a more permanent move there that I don’t feel like I can’t follow.

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Thoughts on: Firewatch

What is Firewatch. That’s the funny joke right, have I done it well? In all seriousness though, Firewatch was, and still is, a kind of difficult game to pin down. It’s not a video game in the same sense Super Mario is a very video game ass video game. Rather, it’s a story, one in which the player participates. Like the new Telltale brand of adventure game, player input really really negligible to what is a very pretty and interesting narrative experience.

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