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Video Show: The Examined Life (of Gaming)
Just when video games were getting good, the late ’90s and early ’00s came along. The Examined Life (of Gaming) dares to delve into the good, the bad, and the value-priced games of this dark period, and sometimes we find something worth playing!
Mech filler on the road to Mech Perfection means retrospective filler on the road to…
Roland may prefer Doom 3, but he can almost guarantee you won’t.
It was inevitable. Everything has changed. Mostly for the better.
Pirate’s Moon is the real deal; if you think you pwn at MechWarrior, then you have to play this.
It’s the fourth annual year end review from The Examined Life (of Gaming)! Sorry that it’s mostly just Fallout 4!
Call of Pripyat is the best S.T.A.L.K.E.R. “game”. So?
There’s a lot to like about Clear Sky in retrospect, but when Roland first played it he was very disappointed. And the damn thing can’t go 10 minutes without crashing (after every patch has been installed).
Welcome to 2007, the year the FPS genre came back to life. For a bit. Then died again. The rest of the games industry would soon follow.
Proof of life. This one was fairly involved.
It’s Roland’s third annual Best and Worst of Gaming video, with an idiosyncratic award naming convention lifted from Penny Arcade (just like Yahtzee did).
Find yourself starting back. Escape will make me God.
Just in time to miss Halloween, Roland reviews a game that’s legitimately scary… for how bad it is.
Quod erat demonstratum, eh mofuckas? If you think this video is too confrontational, suck it! Roland works for a living, and doesn’t have time to mince words on the internet. So let’s rock and roll, and say your piece in the comments section.
Body Harvest is a game where you travel back in time to stop an alien invasion force that’s come to earth to harvest the human population.
It’s Edutainment Month! So enjoy this video, in which Roland tries to string together a bunch of random clips of human suffering into seven minutes of light-comedy.
There’s a new Dragon Ball Z game, right on schedule! We’ve had one of these just about every year for the last ten years, but the last few have been terrible. With Battle of Z, a new developer and style of game play attempt to mix things up. So let’s see how well that works.
It’s an Examined Life (of Gaming) awards show! Join Roland for an angry talk (or “rant”, if you’d prefer) about the best and worst games of 2013, including Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Grand Theft Auto V, Rogue Legacy, Resident Evil 6, Takedown: Red Sabre, and Rising Storm!
This episode is about games that sold because of demos. Not because of their own demos, but because they had demos of other games packed in.
Just in time for Halloween (if you’re in the continental US, and watching literally in the next few hours), Roland takes a sidelong look at Cold Fear, another Resident Evil ripoff in the vein of Blue Stinger, Dino Crisis, or Deep Fear (two of which are exactly the same game as this), and realizes his irrational hatred of Ubisoft was pretty rational after all.