Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.Real-time strategy games - broadly a pretty stressful business. Designed to promote rapid action and an overwhelming desire to crush the opposition. rymdkapsel says otherwise.
3 years ago
6 years ago
An RTS? Relaxing? Next you'll be telling me to try wrong-way driving to chill out, or read comments on one of John's editorials to soothe away my troubles. Real-time strategy games are about getting the blood up, grinding your molars into paste, sleeplessly twitching with a frenzied need to conquer, existing in a hyper-alert borderland between focus and fury. RTSes. Are. Not. For. Relaxation.Rymdkapsel is…
7 years ago
You know that Game of Thrones is an allegory of the horror of gaming on touchscreens, yeah? What else could "Winter is coming" be about other than the pain and suffering of trying to use a mobile phone or tablet device in the cold? It's clearly about having your nose pressed against the freezing glass, the horror of a snotty face finger prodding away in…