Site Update – The Search for Ideas

I mentioned some time ago that I wanted to change the direction of theboilingpot; however, I have been struggling with the direction I want to take.  Initially I wanted to write about the relationship people have with computer games.

Many of the articles I wrote turned out to be wanky, to be frank, so I just didn’t publish them. Judgemental soap boxing that I would rather avoid.

So I went back to reviews.  As seen by the previous FFIV review.  I think I’m back to the drawing board with the site though.  I will write reviews when I feel the need, I still find it enjoyable.  But regards to what this site ‘turns into’.  I have no idea.

I might replace the site entirely, but that will probably take a long time, and only after/if I’ve advanced into a different career. For now, theboilingpot continues as it started, playing and reviewing games and giving thoughts on gaming as a medium.

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Final Fantasy IV

FFIV grabbed my interest when I realized that the protagonist was a terrible bastard. Cecil, a Dark Knight that commands the king’s fleet – begins the game invading and robbing weaker kingdoms for their precious Crystals by order of the King. He expresses doubt regarding the King’s judgement but continues to follow orders anyway. Eventually Cecil’s actions unwittingly result in the deaths of many innocents.

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Hexen: Beyond Heretic – Review Deshitified

This is a re-write of the first game I reviewed 3 years ago.  I’ve edited the older review with my present experience and mindset.  I also wanted to remove overly critical fun-making (which isn’t as helpful as I wanted to believe) and lots of redunant stuff.  The original review contained 4043 words.  This contains 960.

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6 video game elements that exist to waste my time

I’ve created a ‘Time Wasters’ category in my steam list, which I find is growing at an alarming rate. This is the category where I discard games that attempt to flush away my time away with insubstantial, repetitive bloat. The larger this list becomes the more I visualize burning money and time subtracted from my trip to the grave. Continue reading 6 video game elements that exist to waste my time

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Upcoming article, Current games, and why we all need to calm down about Kojima

I’ve experienced a renewed sense of purpose since returning from a recent vacation and have decided to finally renovate my apartment ( I moved in 3 years ago).

This is a solo job that will take weeks, but I will be working on a new article between break periods.  It’s about how the Matrix is a true story, but in the shittiest sense possible.  Similar to how ‘The Revenant’ is based on the true story of when a guy shot a bear once.  Fantasy will always be more romantic than reality and the human race will be less disappointed in general once we all internalize that fact.

But I’ll not spend the ammo of that article here – that’s just a teaser until it is posted in a month or so.  In the meantime I wanted to quickly break down the games I’ve been playing:

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