Top 10 Dishonored 2 Quotes

Top 10 Dishonored 2 Quotes

It’s been almost a year since Dishonored 2 came forth from the shadows. Given that there’s only a month left or so before the mini standalone expansion Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, I’ve been doing my best to catch up on the latest goings on of Dunwall’s politics. As the hound for great video game lore that I am — and Bethesda sure has a ton of it between The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, let alone their other IPs — I was surprised to find there wasn’t many decent Dishonored 2 quotes lingering on the web.…

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Mislav the Hunter: How The Witcher 3 Handles Diversity

Mislav the Hunter: How The Witcher 3 Handles Diversity

It wouldn’t be a good day unless I talked about The Witcher 3 in some capacity. Honestly, I’d never thought I’d say that Geralt of Rivia ranks higher than Corvo Attano, Max Payne, or Adam Jensen as one of my favorite characters. But we’re not talking about Geralt today… we’re not even talking about Triss, Yen, Dandelion, or Ciri.… Read more...

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Top 10 Witcher 2 Quotes

Top 10 Witcher 2 Quotes

I know it’s been a while since I posted last, but fret not friends. You know I wouldn’t leave you forever. Honestly, I’ve just been catching up on a ton of games now that I got a new quad core processor for my computer and with that, I can finally play some games that… well… didn’t play nicely with the old equipment.… Read more...

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Top 10 Talos Principle Quotes

Top 10 Talos Principle Quotes

I don’t know if you’ve noticed by now, I really enjoy reflecting on words and literature. Reading and critical thinking seem to be in short supply nowadays which I find a bit sad; so much more about life can be lived and enjoyed if we stopped to ask questions about ourselves and our reality. Though I understand how such existential thinking can scare people.… Read more...

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Top 10 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Quotes

Top 10 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Quotes

Oh, how times have changed. Since the Aug Incident of 2027, the world’s stance on human augmentation has gone from a promising biomedical trend to a fatal mistake that cost millions of innocent lives. As Adam Jensen unravels the truth behind the Incident amid the chaos and rampant techno-racism (that is, the segregation and marginalization of Augmented citizens from and by their “Natural” counterparts), the player accompanies him in a plethora of conversations with colorful, often cryptic characters. … Read more...

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Top 10 Shadowrun: Hong Kong Quotes

Top 10 Shadowrun: Hong Kong Quotes

Out of all the Shadowruns I’ve played, Hong Kong is easily my favorite. Since I live in Washington and I’ve studied Germany in college, Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Dragonfall (which take place in Seattle and Berlin respectively) don’t feel nearly as exotic. Coupled with a few graphics and gameplay upgrades and character development that seemed to go above and beyond this time around, it’s that last bit that really speaks to me.… Read more...

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Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

Wageslaves and Runners: 4 Freelancing Lessons from Shadowrun

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been into the Medieval-type fantasy genre: early exposure to games like Warcraft, Heroes of Might & Magic, and Baldur’s Gate all played their role in shaping my appreciation for elves, dwarves, wizards, and demons. It wasn’t until Shadowrun Returns, however, that I got my first taste of these mystical creatures outside of their usual haunts, the backdrop shifting from hills and dales to neon streets and shady bars in Seattle.…

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The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

The Play’s the Thing: Geralt the Entrepreneur

// < !).push({}); // ]]> For those familiar with the world of The Witcher, you know that isn’t the cheeriest place to visit. Between all the war, pillaging, xenophobia, and errant magi, witches, and priests running amok on top of it, it does paint a rather dreary picture. But as the Blood and Wine mini-expansion has proven with the fairytale locale of Toussaint, the sun does seem to shine from time to time on this nameless world.… Read...

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Top 10 Dishonored Quotes

Top 10 Dishonored Quotes

// < !).push({}); // ]]> With Dishonored 2 coming out sometime this year, I’ve been replaying its predecessor to prepare. Much like a lot of great protagonists over the years — Gordon Freeman (Half-Life), Chell (Portal), Jack (BioShock), Jacket (Hotline Miami), and Link (Legend of Zelda) to name a few — once-Lord Protector Corvo Attano doesn’t have much to say, being a man of action rather than words.… Read more...

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Our Best Lutece Twins Quotes

Our Best Lutece Twins Quotes

// < !).push({}); // ]]> It’s been a two years and some change since I first posted a series of my favorite BioShock Infinite quotes and yet to this day, it still manages to be one of the more popular articles we have. Obviously, not because I wrote it, but because Ken Levine and those who once walked the halls of now-defunct Irrational Games certainly knew how to tell a story.… Read more...

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6 More Countries to Try in Europa Universalis IV

6 More Countries to Try in Europa Universalis IV

// < !).push({}); // ]]>It’s crazy to think that it’s already been over two years since Europa Universalis IV was released upon the world in all its imperialistic glory. Granted, two years doesn’t seem like a long time, but much has changed since its debut, including a handful of expansions as well as a ton of content updates ranging from stat balances to new free features.… Read more...

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Top 10 Witcher 3 Quotes

Top 10 Witcher 3 Quotes

Given my love for perusing games for notable quotes and witty quips, it was only a matter of time before I got around to The Witcher 3. While I scoured the Internet for some of the more popular ones, I was surprised by how many of them focused on the game’s humor rather than some of the deeper, philosophical themes the dialogue and in-game books present.… Read more...

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A Towerful of Mice: Love and Curses in ‘The Witcher 3’

A Towerful of Mice: Love and Curses in ‘The Witcher 3’

// < !).push({}); // ]]>I’ll be the first to admit that I have a habit of skipping through quest dialogue frequently and relentlessly. That isn’t to say I don’t try hard to focus – I mean, I’m a writer… I feel obligated to – but those darn developers make games so fun nowadays that talking to Jimmy the Quest Giver is the last thing I want to do.… Read more...

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6 Games to Zone Out to at Night

6 Games to Zone Out to at Night

// < !).push({}); // ]]>Insomnia friggen sucks. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with sleeping: it’s fantastic once you’re unplugged and unconscious, but it’s getting to sleep that I struggle with. People tell me to count sheep, yet trying to keep an accurate count just keeps me wide awake; chamomile tea, walking around, reading books, or taking a warm shower doesn’t help much either.… Read more...

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Top 10 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Quotes

Top 10 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Quotes

In case you haven’t figured it out already, I am a sucker for good writing. Books, television, movies, and (duh) video games are always better if they can get me to forget which world I’m living in. Aside from the BioShock series, I think Deus Ex really hits home for me, as far as philosophy and critique on the human condition are concerned.… Read more...

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Another 10 ‘Total War: Rome II’ Quotes

With the popularity of our last ten Total War: Rome II quotes, in the spirit of Total War Week, as well as the immortal wisdom of the Classical sages of yesteryear, we figured it might be neat to revisit and regale you all with more witty quips that we’ve found.

10. “The strong did what they could, and the weak suffered what they must.” – Thucydides

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Top 10 ‘Mass Effect 2’ Quotes

It’s been four years since the resurrection of Commander Shepard. Four years and I still haven’t beaten Mass Effect 2, though I’ve made it my mission to do so by the end of the summer. I mean, I have Mass Effect 3 but haven’t even played it yet since I want to finish what I started all the way back in Mass Effect 1.… Read more...

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Top 10 ‘Civilization V’ Quotes

Heralded as one of the champions of the turn-based strategy genre, the Civilization franchise has a surprising amount of depth not only in gameplay and tactics, but in the grand Civilopedia as well. When developing new technology or successfully completing a World Wonder, the game not only rewards you with wise sayings from brilliant artists, scientists, and philosophers, but also with the soothing voice of William Morgan Sheppard.… Read more...

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Top 10 Fallout 3 Quotes

Top 10 Fallout 3 Quotes

So I’m a Fallout fanboy. What of it? Like any warm-blooded American, I like games with an awesome story, ridiculous amounts of gore, and sassy characters. Throw in a nuclear Armageddon and retro-futuristic elements and I’m sold. The biggest aspect that seals the deal for me on this title, however, are the quotes. Insightful, dark, and, at times, humorous and quirky, it’s the people and their sayings that make me almost wish to live in a world as vast and desolate as the Capital Wasteland.… Read more...

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5 Countries You Should Try in Europa Universalis IV

Europa Universalis IV gives us a chance to rewrite what we know in the history books.  What if Sweden chose to fulfill the ambitions of their Viking ancestors and conquered the British Isles?  What if Sardinia-Piedmont had united Italy 300 years earlier? What if the Czechs defended their lands from the clutches of the greedy Habsburgs and colonized North America?… Read more...

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Top 10 Total War: Rome II Quotes


The Classical Era along with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire has done much to shape Western civilization, providing the foundations for which today’s societies are built upon (or at least, have been somewhat influenced by). From this period of time, the ideas of democracy and imperialism were born, and some of the greatest tales of Western mythology have been woven into the human literary tapestry.… Read more...

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Top 10 BioShock Infinite Quotes

Top 10 BioShock Infinite Quotes

The BioShock series probably has some of the best writing I’ve seen in video games. With good writing of any sort comes good lessons that we can derive from it. When I was still in high school, my mother bought me the very first BioShock game as a reward for having good grades that quarter and I beat it within the first night.… Read more...

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Top 10 ‘Max Payne 3’ Quotes

So I’m a big ol’ Max Payne fanboy. What can I say, I can’t help myself. Having grown up with the series telling the story of a stellar cop’s fall from grace and watching him pick up the pieces was better than any books that I read as a kid. That and with my own struggle with depression and anxiety, I could almost identify with Max.… Read more...

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