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Cake day: June 5th, 2023


  • I’d like to propose a micro-genre: Bromance films

    Definition: Two or three characters (who need not actually be men) just getting up to mad shit and being great friends either before or as a result of the journey. Not entirely unlike a buddy cop movie but no need for cops.

    Examples: Princess Bride, Road to El Dorado, Emperor’s New Groove, Three Musketeers

    This micro-genre is absolutely predicated on the quality of it’s dialogue but it’s some of the best out there.

  • In my head? Half Life 2 was the beginning of the end for that era. Maybe not exactly at that point but it was a great game that brought even more people to steam than ever before. From there we now had a centralized marketplace for games with a massive audience and we start seeing the creeping corporate influence of “microtransactions”, the death of the expansion and introduction of dlc story content, beloved franchises abandoning originality in the pursuit of mass market appeal. That kinda thing. Of course if not half life 2 then it would be the Elder Scrolls Oblivion, who truly started something horrible with their horse armor dlc.

    The future is largely Indies or AA games, everything else is going the way of call of duty at this rate.