Borders plans to liquidate, ending 40-year-old bookstore chain

July 19 Comments Off on Borders plans to liquidate, ending 40-year-old bookstore chain Category: Amplify, Feed

On one hand, it’s no one’s fault but their own for failing to innovate. On the other hand, I’ll really miss having those physical bookstores around.Clipped from www.annarbor.comBorders plans to ask the court to officially approve the chain’s liquidation.(Related: View an extensive timeline documenting Borders’ rise and fall.)Borders Group Inc. plans to liquidate, marking the […]

Whoever wrote the ending to Red Dead Redemption is one dumb cowpoke

June 17 Comments Off on Whoever wrote the ending to Red Dead Redemption is one dumb cowpoke Category: Feed, Games, Nightmare Mode

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In which Rockstar chooses to whistle Dixie.

I finished Red Dead Redemption and it was a fairly fun game. Despite excessive horse riding, I enjoyed myself. Then I got to the end and I never wanted anything to do with the game again. This is why.

Below are spoilers, so if you intend to play through Red Dead yourself do so and come back.

Rockstar has a tendency to write reluctant protagonists. Manhunt dealt with a main character forced into action by a threat to his family. San Andreas’s CJ Johnson falls into working with an antagonist to help his own family. Niko Bellic, from GTA4, wouldn’t stop whining about how he wanted to live the American dream in peace, even while he was shooting people. Red Dead is no exception. The main character, John Marston, is so eager to be done with his mission he practically gets killed in the first 30 minutes of the game.

Unlike previous Rockstar protagonists, Marston is justifiably reluctant to go on an armed rampage. Our player character is an ex-outlaw and the FBI is holding his family hostage to get him to kill off his old running buddies. He tried to get out and …

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