Author Archives: Craig Lager

How Dark Souls Changed Every Other Game

Game Changers – Blogs Of The Round Table October 2013 Some games are great because they are technically excellent; others because they change the way we play games; others because they change the world around us. You have been commissioned to choose a videogame for an upcoming museum exhibit. You can choose any game released from November 2005 until the present day, on any hardware. Choose the most important game, or just pick your favourite. What’s your Game Changer? Everybodies reality exists in a subjective bubble. Bars and criteria for how artifacts are judged and consumed float in a variable…

Podcast: Grand Strategy

With Europa IV and Rome II launching close to each other, it was inevitable that both would form up their armies, ready their catapults, pet their horses, comb their hairs and have a fight. Well, maybe not a fight, but two people discussing the merits and failings of each over a roughly 50 minute period. In this new podcast, Craig Lager (who has seemingly forgotten how to introduce a podcast, sorry) and Craig Lam chew over the two games and throw in some talk of Civilization for good merit. Discussed: between the ins and outs of the games – time commander,…