After a long recess, Space Hamlet returns with a vengeance and a new installment of Hypetrain. This week, you’ll learn why you’re a terrible, terrible racist and what you can do about it. Also: shooting things.
Team Fortress 2 isn’t the game it used to be. Terrible optimization, random balance changes, and bizarre bugs. Space Hamlet exposes the conspiracy behind one specific Valve employee’s involvement in all these issues. Learn the terrible truth before it’s too late.
I somehow deluded myself into believing that WiNGSPANTT wouldn’t notice if I dug a tunnel to the surface, and he let me believe it. I was almost done, almost free, but he had been watching, and he came to stop me just before I finally got out.
Those of you who listened to the inaugural Top Tier Talkcast will already know the reason why I couldn’t make it to E3 along with WiNGSPANTT and Rabid Ferret. But that’s ok. I didn’t want to go anyway. Screw those guys. What’s E3 anyway? Just a bunch of bad sequels for bad games, plus a [...]
It should come as no surprise that the god kings of the video game industry have more immediate concerns than how much enjoyment you derive from their products. What does manage to be surprising is the outwardly positive attitude the industry takes towards its quest of manipulation, brainwashing gamers out of their bottom dollar.
Also surprising: Top Tier Tactics receives real life press releases. Yep, the very same ones that go out to the real life press! The fun part about these releases is how certain announcements, like the one I am about to share with you, are given to us like we’re supposed to report them as good news. Maybe if we were IGN and we had some profit margin that was inextricably tied with the success of the game industry (or any profit at all,) we would indeed be excited by all the business of game marketing and encouraged to tell you that everything is good. But no, we are the most jaded (and the poorest) people in the world, and so without further ado here is some very unappealing news about one of the specific ways corporations compete for your money: data mining!