Hello reader. I apologize for those of you who check back every week, only to find that I haven’t put up any new fan theories or strange stories over the past few weeks. I’ve been working hard on some new content and ideas for a new website format devoted to plot deconstruction in movies and games.
Oh, and this… I’ve also been wasting a lot of time on this…
Check back for updates on the new website. We’ll announce it here when we launch.
Last week I received a message on Facebook telling me that Cracked may have “borrowed” some ideas from one of our earlier articles– specifically one of our posts from 2014, that looks kind of similar to a Cracked article from 2015 …if you squint at it sideways and cough.
To answer, I genuinely believe this was a coincidence. Hell, do a google search for “Oregon Trail 2015” and you’ll find dozens of play-it-again nostalgia think pieces, ranging from major websites to smallish blogs. This is just a case of parallel thinking–when the internet as a whole turns to look in the rear view mirror. Unlike that fucking Reddit thread I keep getting linked to in reference to an earlier post of ours.
But because someone reminded us of fond times in gaming, and this was a fun article from yesteryear, here’s another look at why the Oregon Trail was secretly a horror game.
Note: This is article 5 of 6 we’re featuring from frequent guest and contributor, J, from Statbonus.com. You may also recognize this as the source for our “Play Like A Cowardly Viking” Skyrim special play-through. Please enjoy.
So you’ve played 1,000 hours past your favorite title’s content. You’ve exhausted every quest line, every side mission, every combination of character build. You’ve exploited every cheat code, looted every hidden level, and acquired every inane achievement. And yet it will be months, years even, before the next great title hits the shelves– I’m looking at you Elder Scrolls VI. Continue reading →
Last week PC gamers who already owned Skyrim and its DLC’s were given a free copy of Skyrim SE. Why? Because PC gamers are the Millennials of gaming; we don’t fight our own battles about who has the “best console” but we do expect to be rewarded when the conflict results in content.
Editor’s Note: None of that last statement is true. Like, any of it.
With Fallout’s addition of Nuka World DLC we got several interesting new features; raider settlements, park rides, building mods, half a dozen maddening collection quests, and a goddamn breathing ghoul chair…
Google Images / Fallout 4
But cruelty to human(ish) creatures and living furniture isn’t why I’m arguing that the Sole Survivor is a villain. I wouldn’t want to anger the BDSM community. No, the real reason the Sole Survivor is the next Genghis Khan is Continue reading →
Feudalism, it’s said, was the worst invention of humanity. It was the enemy of the free market, the bane of the poor and very poor alike, and was responsible for untold violent feuds lasting generations. And holy shit does Fallout 4 want you to take up that practice like it’s the next Macarena. Continue reading →