December 31, 2021

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The Things That Got Me Through 2021

Go to https://brilliant.org/Razbuten/ and sign up for Brilliant. 2021 has been another year. This is my attempt to connect all the things that got me through it from Outer Wilds to Arcane to Ludwig’s Subathon to Bo Burnham. I hope…

The Sound Design of Loneliness

Sign up for CuriosityStream and get Nebula for for free at http://curiositystream.com/razbuten Sound design is an incredibly important part of games and really all media that sometimes doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The way sound designers are able to…

Should Games Be Frustrating?

Sign up for CuriosityStream and get Nebula for for free at http://curiositystream.com/razbuten There are many emotions that games aim to tap into in order to provide specific experiences for players, and one of the most powerful is frustration. However, using…

The Pain of Waiting For Games

Use code RAZBUTEN14 for up to 14 FREE MEALS across your first 5 HelloFresh boxes plus free shipping at https://bit.ly/2YhMkbu! Waiting kind of is not fun. Whether it be for Silksong, The Doors of Stone or any other property that…

I Hope This Video Doesn’t Suck

I made this mostly for myself, but you can watch it too. Support the channel and get Director’s Commentaries here: https://www.patreon.com/razbuten Once Upon A Roll: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyIyH5iEGEy9NeUfwJXXtGw Discord: https://discord.gg/rfawkHa Twitter: https://twitter.com/theRazbuten Additional Video supplied by Getty Images Legend of Dragoon Footage…

Indie Games You Missed (maybe? idk your life)

Go to https://brilliant.org/Razbuten/ and sign up for Brilliant. There are thousands of indie games that are truly incredible but don’t get the love they deserve for various reasons, so I decided to give recommendations for 8 that I especially love…

How Small Open-World Games Feel Big

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Vibe Checks in Video Games

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Fixing Breath of the Wild

Visit https://www.audible.com/razbuten or text ‘razbuten’ to 500 500 Breath of the Wild is one of my favorite games ever made, but there are elements about it that I wish had been a bit different. Here is my best attempt at…