About Dakoda Barker

Dakoda Barker Dakoda is a doctoral student researching the intersection between videogames and chronic health conditions. He plays, critiques, and makes games. Other hobbies include eating too much sushi. His Twitter is @JiroJames.

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IEM Sydney 2019

May 13th, 2019 | by Dakoda Barker

I spent a lot of time looking at the IEM Sydney 2019 crowd. The crowd is, after all, one of ...

Goblins of Elderstone PC Preview

May 1st, 2018 | by Dakoda Barker

Goblins are more than just a generic obstacle for fantasy heroes to dispatch with abandon, and Goblins of Elderstone intends ...

Lost Sphear PS4 Review

February 7th, 2018 | by Dakoda Barker

The tale of a young country boy touched by destiny going on to save the world is not unfamiliar; Lost ...

IEM Sydney 2017

May 8th, 2017 | by Dakoda Barker

Sometime after 2pm, as Brazilian team and eventual tournament winners SK Gaming were routing North America’s Optic Gaming in their ...

Deus Ex: System Rift Review

November 13th, 2016 | by Dakoda Barker

Deus Ex thrives within constrained design. System Rift is characterised by a singular goal: infiltrate the well-guarded Palisade Blades bank. ...

Kissy Ghost PC Preview

October 29th, 2016 | by Dakoda Barker

Kissy Ghost is a rare breed of game these days: the local multiplayer. Playing games while sitting beside your friends ...

Mafia III PS4 Review

October 25th, 2016 | by Dakoda Barker

We exist in a tenuous period where the validity of certain types of cultural work (among other things, like basic ...

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