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A newsletter about video games and specifically one person who streams them.
Created 25 Dec 2020
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  • Brevity is the Soul of Wit
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Photo by Grasshopper Manufacture / Electronic Arts I recently finished streaming Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and it is easily in the top three games I played this year. It is a game that I got lost in, the...
  • You Can't Go Home Again
    29 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Photo by Turtle Rock Studios / Warner Bros. Games I got Left 4 Dead for Christmas in 2008. A month or two prior, the Mirror’s Edge demo had inflicted upon my Xbox 360 the red ring of death, and after ...
  • Having a Playdate
    31 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Photo by Sweet Baby Inc. / Panic. First announced in 2019, Panic’s Playdate is a different kind of gaming device than what we’ve seen for quite some time. It has a built-in 400x240 one-bit display, a ...
  • What I Loved in the First Half of 2021
    30 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Photo by Mink Mingle c/o Unsplash When I started this newsletter, the idea was to provide commentary and analysis on the games that I was playing, both on- and off-stream. That remains and always will...
  • Let's Survive
    22 May 2021 • 5 min read
    Photo by Capcom An old mansion in the mountains during a thunderstorm. A once-vibrant city now virtually deserted. The home of a loving family left to rot and decay. The original Resident Evil release...
  • The Games I Will Never Stream
    18 Apr 2021 • 3 min read
    Photo by Kamil S c/o Unsplash One of the more difficult aspects of being a variety streamer is choosing which games to play. There are hundreds of thousands of titles out there, and there are a lot of...
  • I Didn't Like Final Fantasy XIII-2
    31 Mar 2021 • 19 min read
    Photo by Square Enix Final Fantasy XIII is one of my favourite games. Outside of Pokemon, I didn’t play a lot of RPGs growing up. The closest I got to anything more complicated was the copy of Final F...
  • The Best Games (That I Played) in 2020
    09 Jan 2021 • 6 min read
    Photo by Chandan Chaurasia c/o Unsplash Even saying this feels like beating a dead horse, but 2020 was a long and difficult year. Luckily, there were some fantastic video games to enjoy. It was the ye...
  • Let's Do Something Different
    02 Jan 2021 • 2 min read
    Photo by Ben Neale c/o Unsplash As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved video games. Since interaction is a requirement, they’re one of the most engaging types of media, and it’s easy to get swept u...
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