Mea-t Culpa.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      423920 Toy and Hobby Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
      339930 Doll, Toy, and Game Manufacturing
      451120 Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores
    • Abstract:
      This article presents the author's reflections on being a computer game reviewer and having a girlfriend. Games can be a lot like my old girlfriend Barbara: fun and exciting right up until you realize that adorable personality is not so much enchantingly quirky as it is patently psychotic and given to stalking you and leaving weird presents at your apartment door at midnight for months after you have broken up with her because you caught her phoning random office receptionists and shrieking like the Intergalactic Banshee Champion into the receiver. The sorry truth is that sometimes you can try so hard to be the good and honest guy that you second-guess yourself into a lie, both to yourself and to the world. So it was for me and my ex-girlfriend, just as it was for me and the game Meat Puppet. As I had done with Barbara, I grossly overrated it, and would now like to beg to carve at least two stars off that horribly wrong four-star rating. You see, the danger in reviewing games is that sometimes you try so hard to see the forest for the trees that you discount the fact that every tree is on fire, poisonous, and falling on your head. But game reviewers are not the only ones vulnerable to self-delusion borne of cloistering. Gamers do it all the time. But what everyone must learn and remember is to trust your instincts and ignore cries for help that are masked with paint.
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    • ABNT:
      COFFEY, R. Mea-t Culpa. Computer Gaming World, [s. l.], n. 252, p. 114, 2005. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Coffey R. Mea-t Culpa. Computer Gaming World. 2005;(252):114. Accessed January 24, 2020.
    • APA:
      Coffey, R. (2005). Mea-t Culpa. Computer Gaming World, (252), 114. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Coffey, Robert. 2005. “Mea-t Culpa.” Computer Gaming World, no. 252 (June): 114.
    • Harvard:
      Coffey, R. (2005) ‘Mea-t Culpa’, Computer Gaming World, (252), p. 114. Available at: (Accessed: 24 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Coffey, R 2005, ‘Mea-t Culpa’, Computer Gaming World, no. 252, p. 114, viewed 24 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Coffey, Robert. “Mea-t Culpa.” Computer Gaming World, no. 252, June 2005, p. 114. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Coffey, Robert. “Mea-t Culpa.” Computer Gaming World, no. 252 (June 2005): 114.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Coffey R. Mea-t Culpa. Computer Gaming World [Internet]. 2005 Jun [cited 2020 Jan 24];(252):114. Available from: