History Blog / TheUnitedFederationOfCharles

15th Jan '16 5:41:30 AM Morgenthaler
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The {{blog}} of science-fiction and RPG author [[Creator/CTPhipps C.T Phipps]] (''HaltEvilDoer!'', ''Literature/TheRulesOfSupervillainy'', ''Literature/RedRoom''). ''Blog/TheUnitedFederationOfCharles'' chiefly reviews video games, science fiction novels, and media related to video games. The author is known for writing essays regarding video games' social relevance as well as discussing their subtext. Reviews tend to be positive and have many 10 out of 10 scores, which makes the exceptions all the more glaring.

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The {{blog}} of science-fiction and RPG author [[Creator/CTPhipps C.T Phipps]] (''HaltEvilDoer!'', (''TabletopGame/HaltEvilDoer!'', ''Literature/TheRulesOfSupervillainy'', ''Literature/RedRoom''). ''Blog/TheUnitedFederationOfCharles'' chiefly reviews video games, science fiction novels, and media related to video games. The author is known for writing essays regarding video games' social relevance as well as discussing their subtext. Reviews tend to be positive and have many 10 out of 10 scores, which makes the exceptions all the more glaring.
8th Dec '15 4:08:26 PM CharlesPhipps
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* {{Troper}}: C.T. Phipps is one of these, and has on occasion self-advertised his own posts as examples for discussions (For example, the Alternate Character Interpretations on the ''Watch Dogs'' and ''Arkham Knight'' pages).

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* {{Troper}}: C.T. Phipps is one of these, and has on occasion self-advertised uses TVtropes to share info about his own posts as examples for discussions (For example, the Alternate Character Interpretations on the ''Watch Dogs'' and ''Arkham Knight'' pages).blog.
8th Dec '15 2:08:14 PM GoneRampant
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* {{Troper}}: C.T. Phipps is one of these.

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* {{Troper}}: C.T. Phipps is one of these.these, and has on occasion self-advertised his own posts as examples for discussions (For example, the Alternate Character Interpretations on the ''Watch Dogs'' and ''Arkham Knight'' pages).
23rd Nov '15 11:29:02 AM CharlesPhipps
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** Did a discussion of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' and Security vs. Freedom with the Mage vs. Templar struggle. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-social-satire-of-dragon-age-mages.html 1]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-social-satire-of-dragon-age-mages_9.html 2]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-social-satire-of-dragon-age-mages_75.html 3]]
** A discussion of ''The Politics of the VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' is available here: [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-i-or.html Part I]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-ii.html Part II]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-iii.html Part III]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-iv-third.html Part IV]]



** [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-moral-ambiguity-of-fallout-4.html The Moral Ambiguity of Fallout 4]]


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* GrayAndGrayMorality: Has a big fondness for this in video games.
** Did a discussion of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' and Security vs. Freedom with the Mage vs. Templar struggle. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-social-satire-of-dragon-age-mages.html 1]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-social-satire-of-dragon-age-mages_9.html 2]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-social-satire-of-dragon-age-mages_75.html 3]]
** A discussion of ''The Politics of the VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' is available here: [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-i-or.html Part I]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-ii.html Part II]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-iii.html Part III]], [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-politics-of-witcher-3-part-iv-third.html Part IV]]
** ''[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-moral-ambiguity-of-fallout-4.html The Moral Ambiguity of Fallout 4]]''
23rd Nov '15 11:27:34 AM CharlesPhipps
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** [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-moral-ambiguity-of-fallout-4.html The Moral Ambiguity of Fallout 4]]
23rd Nov '15 4:36:15 AM erforce
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* RageQuit: Notable for ''FarCry3'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' Dead Money DLC. He eventually came back to ''Far Cry 3.''

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* RageQuit: Notable for ''FarCry3'' ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' Dead Money DLC. He eventually came back to ''Far Cry 3.''
27th Sep '15 2:09:02 AM CharlesPhipps
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** A discussion of ''The Social Satire of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'' is available [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-social-satire-of-call-of-duty.html here]]
9th Aug '15 9:23:57 AM CharlesPhipps
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* AfterTheEnd: Has reviewed over a hundred books and games which have dealt with this subject. Seems to prefer the more zany, less serious subject matter.
9th Aug '15 9:23:01 AM CharlesPhipps
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* SelfDeprecation: Numerous reviews indicates he considers his reviews something no one reads. Which is questionable given the visitor counter.
9th Aug '15 9:21:56 AM CharlesPhipps
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** Repeats it in his review of ''The Jennifer Morgue'', saying he really does love Literature/TheLaundry by Charles Stross.

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** Repeats it in his review of ''The Jennifer Morgue'', saying he really does love Literature/TheLaundry Literature/TheLaundryFiles by Charles Stross.


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* HighFantasy: Notable in numerous reviews on this despite his taste tending toward the dark and macabre.
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