Sushi Strikers and the pesce-pedant

 

‘In a world without fish…’

What a potent opening statement.  How does it make you feel?  Are you sad for the fish?  Are you concerned about the ecological effects?  Do you wonder what caused such extinction?  Or are you yelling ‘MY TASTE BUDS’ at your screen?

If the latter, I have the perfect game for you.  Sushi Strikers.  I also have more than a few hundred pedantic words to follow that you should probably skip. Continue reading

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Vegan Gaming: Where the Goats Are

Vegans are haunted by one particularly annoying hypothetical situation: ‘But what would you eat if you were stranded on a desert island?’  I stopped entertaining this question about a month into being a vegetarian.  It’s a cop-out question from people who either can’t or won’t discuss the moral implications of the meat and dairy industry.  I now often respond with the equally evasive retort: ‘How many people could actually hunt a damn animal with self-made tools as opposed to foraging?’

But I entertained a similar situation while playing Where the Goats Are by Memory of God, a game about farming goats and chickens in the face of the apocalypse. Continue reading