Sisyphean Media

Gaming, politics, and opinion.

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The return.

This will be a rare update from a personal perspective, rather than a professional one. My job has been demanding all of my time and energy as of late, and I really haven’t had the energy left after work to… Continue Reading →

Engagement Part 2 – What makes a game have mass appeal?

Now that we’ve talked about how engagement is what keeps us playing a game, how does this impact the rest of the industry? One thing we can fruitfully think of with this understanding of the quirks of gaming is a… Continue Reading →

Patreon

I launched this site on May 9th, and started adding content immediately, because quality content has to be the backbone of this endeavor. Over time, I have been working on a way to make this website profitable, so I can… Continue Reading →

What is Fun?

This article comes in response to the two most recent installments of Reboot on the gamespot Youtube channel, specifically Episodes 6 and 6.5, talking about “fun” as we traditionally describe it, can be optional in games we truly enjoy. The… Continue Reading →

Some things I noticed about Bethesda’s recently delayed new IP.

On May 9th, Gamespot published an article about BioWare’s highly anticipated new IP and it’s recently announced delay. The full article can be found here:¬†https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mass-effect-dragon-age-devs-new-ip-delayed/1100-6449915/?ftag=GSS-05-10aaa0b. I read the article, and noted some very telling commentary. The phrase “Live Service” cropped… Continue Reading →

My stance on microtransactions.

I mentioned when talking about my biases that I am very much against the concept of microtransactions, not only in $60 AAA titles, but in¬†nearly all cases. The one case where I find them acceptable is in a fully featured… Continue Reading →

Welcome

Welcome to Sisyphean Gaming, and our inaugural post. Over the coming days, expect at least one article, as well as my first review from this new, fresh start. Please look around, the other pages have a lot of information. I… Continue Reading →

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