The “Thing Explainer” that didn’t really

I got “Thing Explainer” by Randall Munroe and while I was excited about it, I found out the very writing constraint that makes it stand out is also its biggest weakness, resulting in a mixed bag for me.

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Frostpunk vs. these survival simulators that don’t say anything

Survival city-building simulators add some tension to an otherwise chill video game genre. But with this tension comes expectations of message that aren’t always fulfilled like Frostpunk masterfully did.

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Review of the LEGO Star Wars Episode I 9499 Gungan Sub set

I’ve taken the hobby of reconstituting sets from bins of unsorted LEGO parts I buy from people emptying their attic, and I’ve had the nice opportunity to build a set from Star Wars Episode One, a movie I’ve enjoyed more than most.

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The Prom location, Indiana, is unfortunately on point

A local review of The Prom (2020) which action takes place in Indiana tried to make the case the state isn’t that backwards about accepting gay people by resorting to a nasty racist trope.

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Review of the LEGO Creator 10265 Ford Mustang set

I’m 36 and I like to describe myself as a life-long LEGO fan but there has been a long stretch of my life after I moved out of my parent’s house when I barely had any LEGO where I lived. Until this Ford Mustang set.

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Love letter to Euro Truck Simulator 2 from confinement

Euro Truck Simulator 2 hides a real game under a deceivingly austere look. I fell for it for contextual reasons, but I stayed with it for its qualities.

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Project Hospital: 20 years later, finally a worthy successor to Theme Hospital

Project Hospital, released in 2018, finally tackles the herculean task to succeed to Theme Hospital in the niche genre of video game hospital management simulation. The secret? Going their own way instead of copying the original.

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