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Brick By Brick

diplo Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:20 pm



Hey, all. I've begun transferring my posts from the blogspot version of Brick By Brick over to tumblr, which I feel will be a more attractive and relevant platform, even if the main way of interacting on tumblr is unfortunately passive. Figured a frontpage post here couldn't hurt, either! Youpi very generously did much of the layout for me in HTML after I gave him some direction based on the original site's look.

Brick By Brick


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Having been engaged with the Castlevania series since the early 2000s, and having written extensively on its titles (informally and formally), I felt it was time to start up a site that would serve as a home for future writings. This site was also born out of the perception that there is a
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Metal Gear Solid [1998]

Rei Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:14 pm

Forced out of retirement, Solid Snake must thwart a nuclear attack staged by members of his old military unit, FOXHOUND, who have seized control of a nuclear weapons disposal facility on an Alaskan island.

“It’s rude to keep a lady waiting.”

— Naomi Hunter

No female character in Metal Gear Solid is treated with any semblance of gender parity, but Hideo Kojima and company come closest with Ukrainian weapons analyst Nastasha Romanenko. This is partly because Snake is never required to speak to her. Nastasha is the only named character other than the already deceased Donald Anderson and Big Boss who, despite having official artwork and a short biography in the user’s manual, never canonically speaks to Snake within the game’s mandatory cutscenes or Codec calls.



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Podcast Episode #68: Shoot, Date, Hack, Save the Galaxy

another coma Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:02 am



The perfect soundtrack for some lame fantasy inn.

The Mass Effect Episode. We take a look back at BioWare's space-opera superman date sim killstravaganza for some memories, some laughs, and a very timely review of Bethesda's Daggerfall. Get on your space boxer-briefs and get listenin'.
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Select Button Podcast 68, ft. cubalibre, glam grimfire, DJ, felix, and Tulpa

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Cavesweeper has been released!

QUIMDUNG Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:48 pm

Will you please care to enter this dungeon? Minesweeper RPG awaits.

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Antiquated Game Player

jjsimpso Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:28 pm

So, I decided to make a magazine. I'm doing it mostly for fun but I hope someone else gets some enjoyment out of it. I just released my first issue, the theme of which is Computers and Dragons. I mostly discuss D&D and computer games. In future issues I hope to cover simulations and other such things.

You can grab a free PDF at magcloud. Print version is $7.50.



Here's the blurb:

Antiquated Game Player is a magazine for the old school game player of both electronic and paper-based games. Journey back to a time when games were made to target niche audiences: role players, history buffs, wargamers, trekkies, and various other minorities. Featuring game reviews, genre surveys, historical explorations, game design analysis, and more, Antiquated Game Player is your source for in depth coverage of the past you
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Podcast Episode #67: Now and Then

another coma Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:24 pm



December, 2006

We take break from THE LATEST IN GAMES COVERAGE for a selectbutton.net retrospective. We reflect on the inception of our own website, do a bit of introspection on where we were as a community circa 2006, and where we've come since then. All of this leads to some pretty serious revelations about The Drunken Samurai. Um no really!


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Select Button Podcast 67, ft. adilegian, boojiboy7, diplo, Felix, Schwere Viper and Tokyo Rude

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Podcast Episode #66: Countryside Romp & Stomp

another coma Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:29 am



Protip of the Day: Make due with tactics and strategy and being a soldier.

A bit different from our last mech-related podcast, here. This episode we talk about games that nail the feeling of being at the controls of a giant, massive, sludgy, hulking machine. We also talk about a bunch of games that don't feel at all like that! There's also an excellent tangent about the downhill slide avalanche that is the Xeno series. Don't miss it!
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Select Button Podcast 66, ft. Felix, Ni Go Zero Ichi, secret character, and Wall of Beef

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Podcast Episode #65: Rear Shield Adjustment

another coma Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:51 pm



Looking out of the window of a yacht and seeing lots of dogfights.

Fashionably late selectbutton.net podcast returns to discover that that actual flying in space is pretty flippin' complicated, it turns out. So in our space sim episode we talk about which games draw the line between fun and outright simulation. We also talk about people who have a dangerous interest in EVE Online, the influence of Star Wars in pretty much every space dogfighting game, Wing Commander, and why no game has really given you the feeling of being on the bridge in Star Trek. Something something Colony Wars!

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Select Button Podcast 65, ft. bza, cubalibre, felix, flylighter, gary oldman dwarfism, GrimmSweeper, Lainer, Oh God Spiders No, Takashi, and Wall of Beef

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Podcast Episode #64: 9.9.99

another coma Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:35 pm



Rare Sega Saturn powered by a Phoenix Mirror and 16 watch batteries.

Slightly overdue selectbutton.net podcast returns in a hilarious special episode where Sonic has a misunderstanding at the office, Ryo gets in trouble with the principal (again) and Uncle Sega bets it ALL ON BLUE. Tune in for nearly three hours of tears on the 13th birthday of the Dreamcast!

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Select Button Podcast 64, ft. deets. felix, Persona, Renfrew, Schwere Viper, Texican Rude, and Wall of Beef

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