On Losing

LOSEWinning is a good thing, right? You don’t play Chess to lose, so you try to win.

But, your opponent usually has plans of conquest similar to yours, so they might have the gall to try to win. And, horror of horrors, they might actually start winning. How can you possibly stand up to an opponent that is currently winning?

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Why Pokemon is a Good Game

Pokemon is an interesting game. It is one of the few JRPGs with actual pvp content, and the single player is remarkably “fair” in the sense that whatever the opponent uses, you can use as well.

It is one of Nintendo’s most popular series, and while series like Yo-Kai are trying to muscle in, they all fall flat.

Some people will attribute this to a certain inertia in the fans, the same force that keeps WoW in business after all these years. But I actually think there are some rather intelligent base decisions that affect its success in this regard.

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