Monthly Archives: August 2012

Impressions: becoming Batman, growing as War

If you haven’t noticed, the Bombers’ Notebook is now on Twitter! Follow here. Last week, Michael Abbott of Brainy Gamer wrote about his relationship with Sleeping Dogs protagonist Wei Shen. While exploring the player’s implicit responsibility for Shen’s actions, Abbott … Continue reading

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Unpacking Alan Wake: Episode 1

It is worth remembering that traditions are not the mechanical repetition of an inflexible form but rather a joyful play of variations and rejuvenations. – Jorge Luis Borges Reducing the impact of Alan Wake to the game’s predecessors is an … Continue reading

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Checking our pulse

First: Within the next week I will be posting a two-part discussion of Remedy’s Alan Wake. I’ve struggled for a long time (let’s say two months) with how to present what has turned out to be somewhat of an essay, … Continue reading

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