“We were all that noob at some point. I have fond memories of a friend convincing me to give Halo a shot in co-op, him playing Master Chief and me playing his buddy, ‘The Spartan Who Disappears During Cutscenes.’ The first time I tried Portal 2‘s multiplayer mode it was at a gaming bar with an engineering student who, even drunk, knew everything there was to know about thinking with portals. Being able to return these favors by acting as Virgil to someone else’s Dante—except instead of the nine circles of Hell, it’s Borderlands 2 or whatever—feels like paying the experiences forward, ensuring some kind of cosmic scale is balanced.” –Jody Macgregor, PC Gamer, August 15, 2020
Upcoming Animal Farm Video Game
“Today is the 75th anniversary of the first publication of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, perhaps the most distressing book for a kid to pick from their parents’ shelves when looking for a nice story about horses. In celebration, an official video game adaptation was of Animal Farm has been announced [sic]. News of a beloved work of literature becoming a video game should inspired a wariness (thanks, Dante’s Inferno) but this one does sound promising.” –Alice O’Connor, Rock Paper Shotgun, August 17, 2020
“Dante’s Inferno” in Shadowrun
“The club is styled after the allegory of the nine circles of hell as described in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, having nine dance floors with each floor going further down with each corresponding circle of hell. They also have a digital host with which offline members and online members can react with the aid of AR. The club’s digital menu is for simsense users and deliberately designed as a scroll, and the digital lounge is designed to simulate the feeling of live flames.” —Shadowrun Wiki, February 2, 2015
Learn more about the Shadowrun series, first launched in 1989, here.
“I’m not Dante, and you’re not Vergilius” – Resident Evil: Revelations
“You said yourself, ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here.’ But I’m not Dante, and you’re not Vergilius.”
Learn more about Capcom’s 2012 video game Resident Evil: Revelations here.
The Gates of Hell – The Last Remnant
“This boss is quite famous in the community, and for understandable reasons! It has many deadly attacks at its disposal, Blue Blazes hits an entire union, Hellfire hits all characters in range, and it can use either of these at the beginning and end of any turn, which will annihilate your morale bar.” –Lemmy, YouTube, December 20, 2018
Learn more about Square Enix’s 2008 video game The Last Remnant here.
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