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Underlying Themes of “Red Dead Redemption”

June 14, 2010

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Who would have thought that electronic gaming would be the ideal medium for perhaps the greatest western experience since 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma? In the spiritual successor to their coolly-received 2004 western epic Red Dead Revolver the player is thrust into a fictionalized West as the gritty, hardened outlaw-turned-rancher John Marston, reluctantly forced to do […]

Two Koreas

May 26, 2010

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In a status update the other day I announced my perplexity on why in the twenty-first century the civilized world continuously allows itself to be bullied by madmen such as North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong-Il. Of course it was only a false perplexity, a phony curiosity donned as a loaded question in hope that the […]