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Kate Cox
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Reality, rebooted
We're in an era of endless reboots and sequels. At their worst, they're artless, pointless; form without function, retelling an old story without understanding what made earlier versions worth hearing, and without adding anything worthwhile. ( Star Trek Int...

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On Civilization
I wrote an entire post about Civilization VI , over the past few days. It started with observations about the theme music, "Sogno di Volare," and went from there, about what is or isn't disappointing about the game. I can't write that post, anymore. I've go...

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Interlude: Only A Girl
Once upon a time, there was a little girl. When she was about six, she walked to the video rental store down the street and came home with a VHS of a movie called The Empire Strikes Back . "I got Star Wars," she said to her mom and dad. "Oh, Empire?" they s...

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The Music of Dragon Age, And What It Actually Says
Come in! Have a seat, and let's talk about music. Specifically, the music of Dragon Age: Inquisition , which is beautiful and fun and lovely and very helpful, and which is also heavily recycled and manages to undermine the game it is meant to support in ton...

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Why I Play
 There is always something worth finding if you go to the farthest edges of the map. I don’t like to play mages or wizards. I do enjoy being an archer, a sniper, or an assassin sneaking through shadows. I value loyalty less than I value compassion. I natura...

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Not a "Real" Gamer
It's amazing how easy a trap it is to fall into, really. As a working parent of a 6-month-old, there's always something to do. I pick her up from daycare on my way home from work, and my evenings are a maelstrom of dinner time and bath time and bed time and...

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In which Your Critic finally manages to get some of her many thoughts re: Dragon Age 2 down.

(Massive, massive full-game, end-game, and multiple-game spoilers within.)

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Seriously, I have zero valuable contribution or insight in this post, but it's got links to Mass Effect 3 score clips that have been made available so far and I just fangirl the hell out of this music, so the old video and the new audio are both there.

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In which Your Critic decides that games are aesthetic experiences, not things, and that the arts are worth the money.
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