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Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Season Two Finale

The last episode of Season Two seemed to strike the balance that has always wobbled from episode to episode: stress vs. rest, dialogue vs. action, Clementine’s power vs. her vulnerability.

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Tropico 5

Tropico 5 has introduced new elements that simply do not play out in a satisfying way. By trying to fix the old game’s monotony, it’s lost much of its old strength.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

New Order takes its time giving you some background, character, and well-written dialogue that ranges from amusing to, on occasion, haunting.

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Watch_Dogs

Mechanically, the game plays out like a casserole thrown together from everything perishable in the fridge after a power outage.

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Transistor

Transistor couldn’t be called a copy of Bastion—or, in fact, any game. It introduces strange new elements of turn-based strategy intermixed in real time battles, which must be seen to be understood.

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Gemcraft Chapter Two: Chasing Shadows

Everything is tight and orderly and locks into place, and despite being a nearly brand-new release, I’ve had zero bugs in three or four hours of gameplay.

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Stuck In The Shadow: Thief

Thief is left with an inferiority complex beset from all sides. It must be as good as the original, and as good as Dishonored, or face shame and inadequacy from the public.

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Continue?9876543210

Continue?9876543210 is an art game. The game is a serious meditation on the various aspects that make up life and thought, tied through with the threat and acceptance of death.

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Minecraft Rocks

We are going to tell you about Minecraft, one of our favorite computer games to play. When we became friends, we started playing Minecraft a lot together, especially now that it’s summer.

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Freedom Isn’t Free

So what happened?

Last Call

It is with an overall sense of profound appreciation that I write these words. Thank you to everyone who’s ever walked through my door and every advertiser who wrote a check to help support this dream.

The Vine: Once a Synner…

by Max Sidman | I stared at the words on the screen for a minute before I could reply, a thousand thoughts and memories rushing through my mind during that hesitation.

Top 5 Synthesis Accomplishments

by Maurice Spencer Teilmann | Here’s the straight poop on five of my favorite/most memorable/most cringe-worthy things I did during my nine years writing and editing at Synthesis

Al Green: Still Wants To Get Next To You

by Jake Sprecher • Originally Published Sept. 2007 | Sing your love and happiness; sing all of it.

Farewell and Adieu to You Fair Spanish Ladies

And I got to say FUCK a lot.

Spew-o-Matic: The Legend of Esplanada

Every day she would walk up and down the Esplanade

The Hall of the Gods

Best Cover Feature: Ganga Giri

404 Not Found

Print is fucking dead. The written word and human experience are alive and well.

I Lift the Weights so Gently, They Never Know How Strong I’m Getting

I like-like you guys.

Slavery Still Exists

While we are celebrating our freedom from slavery, I would like to take a few moments to remember the people still trapped in slavery’s clutches

We Get What We Give (And What We Deserve)

If we don’t appreciate this totally fantastic human diversity, these strange unexplored corners, they don’t exist for us, our worlds are smaller, and we are less for it. And then, one day, they’re gone.

Communication

As a child, I could spend all day knocking around the neighborhood, maybe going home to eat, maybe not, but my family didn’t hear from me for hours on end, which was fine with me. Now such a thing is unthinkable.

So You’ve Lost a Newspaper Column

Let’s start from the beginning: how the fuck did I get a column? Where am I? Why does it hurt to breathe? All good questions.

One Last Time With Feeling!

Bad dreams, undulating testes, mid-life crisis and the end of an era