Breaking the Narrative Episode 5: 2006-2012, Before the Dark Days Came

As I am starting to write this latest episode #ShuffleGate has become a thing. Zoe Quinn high on her own arrogant egotism and unable to realize that she is nothing more than a shallow Nixon allegory whines at Nintendo. A company who had reached their last peak in this era.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 6: 2012 to Present, What Have We Stepped In? It Reeks.

Now we’ve come to where we are now: This era of gaming which started with the Wii U, and the mere proposition of Anita Sarkeesian’s original campaign. The rumblings that would lead to the Quinnspiracy and #GamerGate proper were already visible.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 4: Virtuous or Virtue Signaling?

Due to the recent circumstances with the Orlando/Marteen shooting and all the usual idiots coming out of the woodwork as mentioned in Honey Badger Radio 59. I figure now would be the best time for this particular subject of virtue versus virtue signaling.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 3: 1999-2006, Entering the “Silver Age of Gaming”

Recap time, so far we’ve gone through the equivalent of the Golden Age of comics within video games. Now for the Silver Age equivalent. This is the era which led to what could be considered the current status quo for gaming. This time around we have four systems to touch on.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 2: 1995-1999 The End of the Bit Wars

Last time we started with basic gaming history with the first four generations. We covered them so quickly because it took that long to develop the basics. From this point forward we’ll be going by generation. As such, we need to define exactly what a generation is.…