No, this is not a piece about male gamers feeling marginalised or threatened by the rising number of female-led or -empowering games on the market. When I say God of War is a game men need right now, I don’t mean that it’s a game only for men, one that male gamers can just play […]Read more "Why “God of War” is a game men need right now"
“Why would I learn Māori when it has no use outside New Zealand?” “I don’t care if Māori want to learn it, I just don’t want it jammed down my throat.” “It’s been Rimutaka for as long as I’ve known it!” Just a few examples of the types of responses you could expect from ignorant […]Read more "Bilingualism: What Aotearoa / New Zealand can learn from Éire / Ireland"
As a Star Wars fan, I was hugely let down by The Last Jedi. I had big expectations following the previous film, The Force Awakens, which, despite criticisms that it was essentially a rewrite of A New Hope, just felt like Star Wars to me. It’s a hard concept to explain, but I’m sure other […]Read more "This isn’t the “Star Wars” film you’re looking for"
Last week I started my two-part piece on my first impressions for Destiny 2, based on the Beta build that recently closed. In Part 1, I covered general improvements and all-new features, concluding that, despite some small concerns, things look pretty positive on the whole, especially due to the new focus on story. This week, I […]Read more "Destiny 2: First Impressions (Part 2)"
When I first started Tihema’s Dilemmas I wrote in the “About” section that one of the things I might write about was gaming. I haven’t made good on that yet, so I’m trying something new. In September this year, one of my most anticipated games is being released: Destiny 2, the sequel to Destiny, one of […]Read more "Destiny 2: First Impressions"
I think most of my blog posts begin with some variation of “It’s been a while…”; a pretty clear sign that I’m a fairly useless blogger. I don’t blog often enough to keep people interested, I don’t have a particular topic to blog about that attracts a specific audience, and, hell, I just realised my […]Read more "An Exceptional Update"
He is dead. Her love, her life – he is still and limp and cold. His neck is flopped wrongly in her lap. She can feel his blood draining, weeping through her fingers. The knife left behind is only centimetres away. He is dead. Before despair can claim her she forces herself to think. A […]Read more "A Timeless Love"