Postscript

Postscript is Cameron Kunzelman's weekly column about endings, apocalypses, deaths, bosses, and all sorts of other finalities.

Postscript

'1870' Reclaims a Cyberpunk Future from Colonial Wreckage

If your life depended on it, could you approach an indigenous community and worldview without being an asshole?
Cameron Kunzelman
9.14.18
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In ‘Slay the Spire,’ Knowledge Is Your Weapon and Your Downfall

In 'Slay the Spire,' having too much of one kind of knowledge can screw you completely.
Cameron Kunzelman
9.7.18
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The Strange Greatness and Missing Legacy of 'Planescape'

It's a widely hailed as a classic, one of the richest and smartest RPGs ever made. So why didn't it inspire imitation?
Cameron Kunzelman
9.3.18
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'World of Warcraft' Has Finally Left Me Cold

Despite the 'Battle For Azeroth' update, the reality that I have other things to do meant that I couldn’t get back into 'WOW.'
Cameron Kunzelman
8.24.18
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A Narrative Strategy Game That Confronts the Nature of Power

A lot of games are about collecting of power and resources, but 'Dust & Salt' asks how and why you want to wield them.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.17.18
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Anya Silver Taught Me to Appreciate Melancholy

Why we should hunt for the down moment, the vignette hiding from the sun.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.10.18
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'Tony Hawk' Is More Honest About Video Game Skateboarding Than 'Skate'

When Pro Skater tells me to whack on a button to do that kickflip, it’s as far away from the actual act as you can get. But it helps to put something in focus.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.3.18
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Can a Video Game Make You Belatedly Appreciate Brutalism?

'Fugue In Void' is a hard-edged game about Brutalism and inescapable architectural detail.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.27.18
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Metal Gear Solid Has Always Been About The Busywork of War

The world of Metal Gear repeats, over and over again, with minimal differences.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.20.18
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In 'PUBG' You're a Super Soldier. In 'Fortnite,' You're a Super Engineer

Fortnite turns us all into Elon Musk, asking us to turn this stuff into that stuff, knowing that knocking shit apart in our path forward will probably be worth it.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.13.18
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Where are the Radical Politics of Cyberpunk?

The aesthetics and politics of the genre shadow a harsh reality: there might not have been all that much “punk” there to begin with.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.6.18
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It's Okay To Say No to the Steam Summer Sale

Steam Summer Sales have a siren’s call... and some less than desirable consequences.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.25.18