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Frank Margarella

Local idiot, thinks games are cool.

‘The Stanley Parable’ Review

Platform: Windows Developer/Publisher: Galactic Cafe Genre: Interactive Fiction MSRP: $14.99 USD A creation like The Stanley Parable probably only comes once per art medium. Music had its Bach, literature had Ulysses, and film had Citizen Kane. Now, the games industry has long asked the question of “what is […]

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‘Thirty Flights of Loving’ Review

Platforms: PC/Mac. Developer: Blendo Games. Publisher: independent. Genre: Interactive Fiction. Platform Played: PC/Mac (several times on both). Tell me a story. Close your mouth, put down your pen, unplug your keyboard, cover your face, sit still, and tell me a story. All set? Okay, now tell me a […]

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FTL: Faster Than Light Review

Platform: PC, Mac (reviewed) Genre: Turn-Based Strategy, Roguelike Developer: Subset Games Publisher: Independent When one imagines a grand space opera, the likes of Star Wars, Star Trek, Mass Effect, and Firefly come to mind almost immediately for most people. Big ships, likeable characters, danger, lust, andĀ underpaid special effects […]

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