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Uncovering Meaning and Self In Xenogears

Xenogears is a game that has a lot to say, but doesn’t always have the elegance to get it across. Taking a look at all its philosophy, let’s break down some of its messages and figure out why the game sticks with people long after playing.

Procedurally Generated History

Venturing through a portal of time and space completely made of numbers grammars and everything your grandma’s best friend did 45 years ago.

Dubbing Down in Yakuza

The now legendary Yakuza franchise had some rough beginnings in the west. With an interesting localization propping it up, it became a cautionary tale on how an otherwise great game can be brought down by mishandled localization.

A Non-violent RPG Jam

The cornerstone of most RPGs is combat, especially TTRPGs. Here we look at independent creators that define their games with differing designs and what those games look like.