A serious study of Final Fantasy VIII summons, Part II: The universe is broken

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In the second piece of our investigation into FFVIII's weird world of weird summons for weirdos. These ones are weird.

Stranger in my own house: Expectations and Gone Home

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Imagine arriving home and not recognising anything at all, everything familiar gone. Imagine booting up a game and not knowing what it would be.

The unpredictable beauty of Blade Runner

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Life is weird. Life is fleeting. And, if you're in the world of Blade Runner, life is questionable at best. See how the game uses randomness to keep players guessing.

Making movie magic in Man of Medan

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Spooking players seems easy, but there's actually a lot of effort that goes into crafting a simple scare. Time to rip out the still-beating heart of this horror experience.

A serious study of Final Fantasy VIII summons, Part I: What the heck is a GF?

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Summons are old hat in Final Fantasy games, but the summon monsters in VIII are unusual in a very deliberate way. Come along as we pick apart the purpose of…

They have no mouth and they must punch

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How do you make people care about someone who doesn't talk and only moves when you tell them to? Create empathy through direct, meaningful, physical interactions.

The false theory that ties Final Fantasy VIII together

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Have you heard the one about Rinoa being the evil sorceress Ultimecia? Or the secret identity of Squall's father? Or the true purpose of the Shumi Tribe?

Forza Horizon’s oddly positive vision of the future

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Let me tell you of a wonderful world where people are allowed to race expensive cars all day long and no matter how well they do someone hugs them.