• Ouya Offers Nothing Compared to New Xbox and PlayStation Consoles

    The Ouya is, in a way, the little engine that could of the gaming world. A lot of the support for the Android-based gaming system...

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    The Ouya is, in a way, the little engine that could of the gaming world. A lot of the support for the Android-based gaming system is based around the fact that gamers and people inside of the industry want to see the “little guy” make an impact and for there to be an increased focus...
  • Has Nintendo Made Its Comeback?

    For the past month, Nintendo has been relatively quiet. With the exception of their big Pokémon X & Y reveal, the company has churned out...

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    For the past month, Nintendo has been relatively quiet. With the exception of their big Pokémon X & Y reveal, the company has churned out next to no titles or information about upcoming releases. Comparing Nintendo to the other two major publishers showed that Nintendo was severely lacking in the month of January. Initially I...
  • Angry Piggy

    Angry Piggy is definitely the kind of game that’s all about teamwork. Initially I admit to jumping right in without even reading the games description,...

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    Angry Piggy is definitely the kind of game that’s all about teamwork. Initially I admit to jumping right in without even reading the games description, I wrote it off immediately as being mundane and too simplistic as well as repetitive and boring until I hit the second island. It’s obvious that the folks who designed...
  • Should We Be Able to Sell Used Digital Games?

    While it might seem like common sense that you can’t sell something that doesn’t physically exist, the option of selling used digital content obtained through...

    While it might seem like common sense that you can’t sell something that doesn’t physically exist, the option of selling used digital content obtained through services such as Steam or IndieCity is heavily debated in places like Germany. After a German court ruled that the trading of used software licenses is legal—and that the author...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Spatial Flux

    Playing like a space-age Oregon Trail, Spatial Flux aims to deliver a text-based adventure with high-quality backgrounds and pixel-based sprites for a retro feel in...

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    Playing like a space-age Oregon Trail, Spatial Flux aims to deliver a text-based adventure with high-quality backgrounds and pixel-based sprites for a retro feel in a modern game. The game will be released on Mac, Linux, PC, and several mobile platforms. The project is a collaboration between several different studios, although the project is being...
  • Senators Continue to Threaten First Amendment

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there...

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there was no proof violent video games increased violence in minors, and yet here we are not two years later with a national study on the very same relationship. Funded by...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Homesick

    Homesick is reminiscent of both Dear Esther and Fatal Frame—the beauty of the environment plays a crucial role in the player’s experience, while it can...

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    Homesick is reminiscent of both Dear Esther and Fatal Frame—the beauty of the environment plays a crucial role in the player’s experience, while it can just as easily betray them. It is an adventure game that is inspired by Monkey Island and Myst, and hopes to bring cutting-edge graphics to the genre along with its...
  • Planet Wars

    Planet wars is the kind of game you just need to have if you’re a tactics junkie.  It seriously makes you feel like that tyrant...

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    Planet wars is the kind of game you just need to have if you’re a tactics junkie.  It seriously makes you feel like that tyrant you always wanted to be when playing games like Masters of Orion and EVE minus the depth and capital ships.  Still, the style suits itself.  The game is actually pretty...
  • Will Next Generation Be Rife With Console Wars?

    Arguing over which console is better has been a habit of gamers since the start of console gaming itself. There are plenty of elements at...

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    Arguing over which console is better has been a habit of gamers since the start of console gaming itself. There are plenty of elements at play, from a machine’s power to its exclusive games. This generation was no exception, with the PS3, XBOX360, and PC fanbase arguing about which is better even now, as we...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Dim Sum Robot #1

    Dim Sum Robot #1 is a small game similar to Tiny Tower and Game Dev Story that simulates a business environment on a small-scale level....

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    Dim Sum Robot #1 is a small game similar to Tiny Tower and Game Dev Story that simulates a business environment on a small-scale level. Made by New York developer Edward Dixon, this game already has many of its features complete, so the PC version is already slated for release. The Kickstarter budget is intended...