Category Archives: videogames

Kefka’s Million Deaths is a Statistic

Dancing Mad: How a Video Game Character Came to be the Standard by Which I Measure All Villains (The Mary Sue) SPOILER WARNING: This blog gives away major plot elements of the video games Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy VII. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the gaming world will be forever divided into two camps: Those who believe Final Fantasy VII is the greatest video game of all time, and those who are wrong. Okay, that’s more than a…

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Taking Matters Into Our Own Hooves

Fighting is Magic Receives Cease & Desist from Hasbro (Equestria Daily) This coming December will mark the ten-year anniversary of me playing my first “dancing” video game, DDRMAX2 for the Playstation 2. Despite this time kind of being the peak of the whole “a video game that actually helps you lose weight?” craze, it was kind of a low point for the Dance Dance Revolution series. Konami appeared to have decided to stop production of future arcade releases, and the home versions that were coming…

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The Only Way to Win is Not to Play

Between still processing what happened in Connecticut last month, and dealing with a lot of personal questions stemming from my first forays into performance art (a story for another time and another venue), please accept my apologies for having to break the discussion of “important stuff” and do a blog on the problems with the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic game that came out this past autumn. I promise that I’ll get back to politics later (especially if conservatives decide to put us through…

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Merchandising Fail

Tis the season and all of that, and no blog of mine on the subject is complete without a gratuitous link to my Amazon.com wishlist and a semi-serious plead for you to buy me stuff. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with this time of year, coming from a family without any Christians that still went through the gift-giving ritual most commonly associated with Christmas in this culture. The whole gifting thing, along with the hilarious “War on Christmas”…

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On “Perverts” and the Brony/Pegasister Community

Michael J. Nelson: “BronyCon 2012 drew a crowd of 4000 chubby little pervs.” (twitter.com) When I first started writing here about getting into Dance Dance Revolution in late 2003, I got a lot of negative e-mails. Most of them were along the lines of, “You can’t go play video games where kids are present because you’re one of them queers and everyone will be right to assume that you’re just going there to try to ‘pick up’ or kidnap kids for whatever perverted things people like…

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