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Frictional Interview

There is something wrong with the people at Frictional games. How can there not be to produce such horribleness as Penumbra and Amnesia? We needed to know what’s going through their heads so took the time to drag Thomas Grip from Frictionals darkened basement, disconnected his iPod that plays nothing but discordant string music, stopped him muttering chants from a big book with a pentagram burned on the front, and asked him some questions. Let’s start from the top. How did Frictional come together? It started with Jens (the other co-founder) helping me with sounds for a horror game I…

Civilization V

After fourteen hours or so with Civ V I’ve come away feeling a little disappointed and also a little stupid. Civ has always evaded me – I was too young to understand it when I played II, I didn’t like how it handled combat when I recently played IV, but going into V I thought it would finally click – and for a while I thought it had done, but in the end, well, I’m left with an overwhelming sense of apathy. The new look and feel won me over initially – it’s extremely polished and slick. Big buttons fill…