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About pungry

Making strained metaphors funny.

OMORI


OMORI, which I will be referring to as “Omori” from now on, represents the potential of storytelling through video games at its best, and highlights the extreme limitations the medium has at its worst. I want to be clear: Omori … Continue reading

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Being Funny in a Foreign Language


No, that’s not a satirical headline I came up with while studying abroad in Paris, it’s the name of The 1975’s new album. And to be thematic with that album, I will immediately apologize for making that joke without saying … Continue reading

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Spyro: Shadow Legacy


I’ve written at length about Spyro 5, A Hero’s Tail, but it was not the final Spyro game in the original canon. Spyro: Shadow Legacy is the sixth and final Spyro game pre-reboot for A New Beginning, Skylanders, and Reignited. … Continue reading

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The Best of the Second Half of Subpar Season XX


And here’s the rest of the game recaps I liked from the Subpar Season. Feel free to comment, like, subscribe, hit that bell, etc. DRAGONS BURNIN DOWN THE CENTRISTS’ HOUSE Tadashi woke up to his house being on fire. “Guh!? … Continue reading

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The Best of the First Half of Subpar Season XX


I’m running the Sub-Par League again this year. Instead of trying to put every update of the league on here, I’m just posting the games of the week I am most proud of writing. Enjoy! A-ROD AND COLLINS FORM LIFELONG … Continue reading

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Mario Strikers: Battle League


When reviewing a piece of art, you can split up your determination into objective and subjective. Some forms of art are mostly subjective–an abstract painting has very little appeal to it that can be qualified as “objective”, for instance. Some … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Family in EarthBound


Two years ago, I wrote about nuclear families in video games. In case you don’t remember the conclusions or want to read some 10,000 words on the subject, I went through every game I owned and asked a simple question: … Continue reading

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Q&A: Under a Ladder, Over the Moon!


It’s been three years since the last Q&A press release–I don’t think that’s how the Barenaked Ladies song goes. And it’s been two years since they finished their most recent Q&A mix CD. Because of, uh, supply chain issues, yes, … Continue reading

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Oh, This Guy is a Gamer!


On virtual tour yet again, standup comedian Johnny Junkland is back with another rip-roaring set of 8-bit comedy that blows all that other 2-bit comedy out of the pixelated water. This time around, Peacock spent the big bucks to acquire … Continue reading

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Mario Strikers: Battle League Overanalysis


On February 9th, Nintendo put out a trailer for the upcoming Mario Strikers: Battle League, coming out June 10th, 2022. It is the third Mario Strikers game in the series, and first one since Mario Strikers Charged in 2007. If … Continue reading

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