Steven Sukkau

 
Steven Sukkau is a reporter at his local newspaper and believes the print medium will never truly die. When he's not uncovering the human stories around town he's writing about videogames. You can follow him on twitter @stevensukkau.


 
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AnimalCrossing
AnimalCrossing
AnimalCrossing

Just Like a Good Neighbor: Strange Friendship in Animal Crossing

Steven Sukkau got invested in the world of Animal Crossing. Maybe a little too invested?
 
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Novelist1
Novelist1

You Can’t Have It All: The Novelist

The Novelist reveals the invisible compromises we make every day between the people we love and the dreams we harbor.

 
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Irritum 2
Irritum 2

Death is Final: Understanding Suicide in Irritum

Irritum gives us a glimpse into the world of those who suffer from depression by reminding us that suicide is horrible and death is final.
 
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Godus 2
Godus 2
Godus 2

The Best and Worst of Human Nature in Godus

Peter Molyneux's new game looks to shed light on human nature.
 
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How Mirrormoon EP Gives the Player Dominion Over Creation

MirrorMoon EP is the rare game that respects the player's intelligence.

 
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Toilet visits can take a while when all your craps are like concrete...
Toilet visits can take a while when all your craps are like concrete...
Toilet visits can take a while when all your craps are like concrete...

Memento Mori: How a Flash Game Reminds Us of Our Mortality

Steven Sukkau delves headfirst into that inhuman reality we all fear the most: internet comments. Then he learns about death.
 
 
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Like Risk, But Preachy: Narco Guerra is an Insightful But Limited Look at the Mexican Drug War

Narco Guerra plays like Risk, though the map is contained to Mexico, and territories are divided up into provinces. It reveals that the war on drugs can’t be won through force, adding nuance to complicated issues by subve...

 
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hG4rn
hG4rn

Vesper.5: Straining Toward The Future

Warning: vague spoilers for Vesper.5 ahead. The days I hated Vesper.5 were best. It meant the game was accomplishing what it set out to do. On these days, I chuckled at the severe limitation of moving a single space per game se...
 
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the best amendment 1
the best amendment 1

Virtual Gun Control: The Best Amendment

"The Best Amendment wants the player to question whether violence is any good at quelling violence."
 
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Depression Quest: Confronting My Father’s Struggle

Steven Sukkau played Depression Quest out of curiosity, and found himself empathizing with his misunderstood father.