Update on The Lonely Mesmer


Hey readers! Putting a quick post here to explain that me and Chris are still figuring out how we’re going to do The Lonely Mesmer. Also, I’m an exceedingly lazy writer on top of that.

Regardless, I hadn’t planned to start posting the series that soon, but because of the beta, I moved it up to cover that. It’s possible we will start the articles being bi-weekly until we write out a bunch of reserve content and move it up to being weekly. Now that it’s summer, we both have a lot more time to write than we otherwise would have had.

We do hope to make this our flagship article series, so we are focusing on it, and I have a few backup-writers who may also join in to write occasional episodes. The main authors are still going to be me and Chris, regardless, as well as it being a requirement that every episode has to have a pass through me so that I can add in Rebecca Blindspam parts 😉

Thanks to all who read and shared the first Lonely Mesmer, and I’ll see you back here soon!


Design Defense: No Man’s Sky Part 1: Progression

Introduction (Skip if you’d like)

I had an idea a while back to show the other side of design decisions in games. You know, many times people won’t like a design decision, but I wanted to give a wider scope of reasons you should or shouldn’t like those designs.

To pilot this new series, I feel I should do something that has bothered me for a while, and is also a largely watched topic: No Man’s Sky and its progression. Continue reading

Dog House Gaming Blog – End of Year Index

First, let me apologize. I had a plan to give you guys previews of all my series plus some extra original articles just for the occasion *takes a breath* on Christmas. But, I didn’t because of things, so I’m going to be doing it for the end of the year, starting today. This will be the index tying all of the articles together.

Dog Builds an Empire: X3 Albion Prelude Chapter Seven


It takes several jumps to return home, as a Discoverer doesn’t have that much cargo space. It’s literally meant to “Discover”, not “Travel”. The manufacturers wanted to make sure you saw everything in between your beginning and your destination. Continue reading

Dog’s Pokémon Crystal Adventures: Part 7

This is the seventh part of my Pokémon Crystal journal. You can read the first part here and the sixth part here. In the last part, we went Jacky Chan on some thugs, got a coincase, won at slot machines, and caught a Beedrill in the Tuesday National Park competition north of Goldenrod City.
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