Articles by Alex Alusheff

Nostalgia

I tried to avenge Harambe in Zoo Tycoon

By Alex Alusheff It’s been four years since Harambe the lowland gorilla was gunned down in the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure. Harambe became the internet sensation of the summer. People trolled the Cincinnati Zoo on Twitter until it deleted its page. Memes flooded the internet, most notably, Dicks out for Harambe. Harambe is even memorialized on clothing. As an Ohioan, I personally own a “Harambe loved Christmas” sweater….

Nostalgia

What your driver choice in Mario Kart 64 says about you

Some people use horoscopes to better understand their personality. Others use the Enneagram Personality Test. Here at GYG Lounge, we don’t need astrology or a scientific model based on core beliefs to tell you the kind of person you are. We know exactly who you are based on the character you pick in Mario Kart.

Opinion

The problem with water levels and why we hate them

By Alex Alusheff Water is fascinating. We drink it, we play in it, we explore it, and we search for it on other planets so we have a replacement for when we fuck up Earth. But water also sucks. You can drown from too much of it or die from too little of it. Also sharks live in it. Sharks. All of these negative traits and more are ever-present most water levels in video games,…

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Why BioWare’s Jade Empire is ripe for a sequel

Fifteen years ago, we were treated to BioWare’s first original title, Jade Empire. While many gameplay elements were borrowed from BioWare’s 2003 hit, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, what set Jade Empire apart was its focus on martial arts combat and magic as well as a colorful setting and story derived from Chinese mythology.