the artistry and psychology of gaming


Magicant (Earthbound)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2013 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is Magicant from Earthbound, a JRPG for the SNES.

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The Evolution of Bad Ideas: DRM

Posted by on Jun 29, 2013 in The Evolution of Bad Ideas | 1 comment

BGH breaks down the history of DRM in video games to look at its evolutionary path, and what it means for the consumer.

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Tanetane Island (Mother 3)

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 2 comments

May 2012 is Alternate Reality Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at Tanetane Island from Mother 3, a JRPG for the Game Boy Advance.

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PAX East 2012

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Anecdotes | 2 comments

BGH shares his favorite moments at last week’s PAX East 2012 convention in Boston, MA.

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