Tag: Procedural Generation

This Is Not A Review: Astroneer

Welcome to This is Not a Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Astroneer, developed and published by System Era Softworks, and available in early access on both PC and Xbox One.


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Thanks to RimWorld, I will never look at squirrels in the same way again.

Six hours into my most well-developed colony, a wave of a few dozen man-eating squirrels took to my camp and slaughtered every inhabitant. With no turrets or defenses beyond a few semi-automatic weapons, my poor colonists never had a chance.


Finishing The Chat: Five Topics Too Long For Twitter

Over the last week or two (or three?) I’ve had a dozen unfinished conversations on Twitter and just as many ideas for articles and blog posts stemming from them, but it’s hard to find the time and energy to do justice to it all. Given the circumstances, I thought collecting all my half-written notes and reminders to get back to so-and-so in one place would kill all my various birds with one rock.

So, In no particular order, let’s finish these chats…

 

Zendaya
A black Mary Jane? Apparently actress Zendaya has been cast as Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-man film, and you know what? That’s awesome.