Hi, I'm Mandrake and I'm a horse! 🐴 I've been part of Elekk's community since November 2017. I enjoy listening to #darksynth and mostly post about #indiegames, such as what I've been playing recently and whether there's anything good being given away for free. I also have a collection of every single game I've played on itch.io, which I regularly update with short summaries for each: https://itch.io/c/895727/played #introduction #reintroduction
Music for Overthrowing the Bourgeoisie to https://youtu.be/Eu6i682qQwE
Tropico marketing: Play as the wacky El Presidente as he rules over his banana republic with an iron fist! Vote for him or else!
Tropico gameplay: Build a socialist utopia with free healthcare/education/housing/food, low unemployment, a sustainable and varied economy, and free democratic elections held every few years
Honestly, the argument of whether or not to buy AAA games ends as soon as you remember that most AAA studios run on trickle-down business models
This week's Jimquisition was rather timely https://youtu.be/h4eO207tKFs
https://send.firefox.com is dead.
“Firefox Send was a promising tool for encrypted file sharing... Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to ship malware and conduct spear phishing attacks. This summer we took Firefox Send offline to address this challenge.
In the intervening period, as we weighed the cost of our overall portfolio and strategic focus, we made the decision not to relaunch the service.”
"For the first time since 1989, Nintendo is now a one-device platform holder." https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-09-17-nintendo-3ds-discontinued
AAA studios have gotten into a situation where they only know how to make tower climbing open world games that cost 400 million dollars to ship, meanwhile teams with sub million budgets are eating their lunch
https://youtu.be/_3Mo7U0XSFo?t=75 yakuza is a serious game about serious criminals doing serious crimes
Run Away With Me: The Pop Escapism Of 'Sayonara Wild Hearts' : NPR
Fff. This article on Dele Fadele passing away and no-one noticing for two years is saddening. I remember the fuss from him outing Morrissey as the racist he is, way back before all pretence got dropped.
It went on for *years* but Dele knew what was up and said it, in no uncertain terms.
That freelance writing meant Dele dropped between the cracks as the gigs dried up, despite decades of work glums me out.
There really should be more FMV games being made today. Not just the proper ones with high production values and great acting, but also the really silly ones which clearly had a shoestring budget and all the actors are just friends/random locals mucking about in cheap costumes
The 1990s was a glorious decade for FMV games https://youtu.be/erEnwqi8lbo
Long story short I'm horse 🐴
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