• 5 Best Pixel Art Styles

    Trying to name the best displays in pixel art is a difficult task—after all, the majority of games had pixel art for graphics up until...

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    Trying to name the best displays in pixel art is a difficult task—after all, the majority of games had pixel art for graphics up until 3D became a possibility. Along with that, there are several indie and app games that have amazing pixel graphics, but go overlooked due to poor advertising or accessibility. For that...
  • 5 Games That Redefined Their Genres

    A game doesn’t have to be first at something in order to succeed—it just has to take an old element and find a way to...

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    A game doesn’t have to be first at something in order to succeed—it just has to take an old element and find a way to make it new and enjoyable. These five games did just that: they took everything good about their genre, added in their own unique ideas, and delivered a new archetype that...
  • Top 5 Modern Isometric Games

    With two amazing isometric games coming out in the form of Project Eternity and Path of Exile 2013, it looks like the visual format might...

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    With two amazing isometric games coming out in the form of Project Eternity and Path of Exile 2013, it looks like the visual format might be making a return from the old SNES days. Isometric games are ones that use floor tiles at a ratio different than 1:1, with their horizontal width being greater than...
  • How Games Affect the Mind

    When gaming appears in mass media, it’s usually as the scapegoat for some kind of crime committed by a ‘gaming addict.’ These kind of media...

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    When gaming appears in mass media, it’s usually as the scapegoat for some kind of crime committed by a ‘gaming addict.’ These kind of media outlets love to pin controversy to the form of entertainment, just as television, radio, and even mass-produced novels elicited negative attention. Even in the worst of situations, the violence attributed...
  • 5 Biggest Videogame Timesinks of 2012

    2012 had some of the longest games ever released, if you look past all the shorter iOS applications that became proliferous this year. Being a...

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    2012 had some of the longest games ever released, if you look past all the shorter iOS applications that became proliferous this year. Being a timesink isn’t necessarily a bad thing—in fact, just the opposite. Here are five games of 2012 you’re sure to get your money’s worth out of. 5) League of Legends Inspired...
  • Top 4 Legend of Zelda Games

    With the announcement of two new Zelda games, it’s about time to take a look back at which games were the greatest in the series....

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    With the announcement of two new Zelda games, it’s about time to take a look back at which games were the greatest in the series. Since Zelda is known for its quality among adventure games, picking the games on this list was incredibly difficult. However, the final list is full of deserving games. Here are...
  • Top 5 Mind-bending Videogames

    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—but what if what you are looking at is constantly changing? Here are five games...

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    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—but what if what you are looking at is constantly changing? Here are five games full of optical illusions, tricks of perspective, and puzzles where the answer isn’t just simple platforming. They force you to think outside of the box and re-learn everything you know...
  • Something Good Out of THQ’s Bankruptcy

    Although Christmas is coming up, not everyone is having a good time. THQ president Jason Rubin might be one of those people—especially since THQ recently...

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    Although Christmas is coming up, not everyone is having a good time. THQ president Jason Rubin might be one of those people—especially since THQ recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The past year has given the company its fair share of financial hardships, and it has finally arrived at that conclusion. All of its assets...
  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Titles to Check Out at E3 2014

    It’s that time of the year again. Soon, gamers will descend upon the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo.  Convention season...

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    It’s that time of the year again. Soon, gamers will descend upon the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo.  Convention season is well under way, and developers, publishers and electronic makers alike will be showing off their wares at E3. What are some key titles that will surely make waves throughout...
  • Weekly News Roundup – Dec 2nd

    If you haven’t been able to look up from your copy of Farcry 3 or Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced edition, here’s a rundown of what happened...

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    If you haven’t been able to look up from your copy of Farcry 3 or Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced edition, here’s a rundown of what happened this week! You can expect to see more of these articles on Explosion.com every weekend, so be sure to check back. Between incredible Black Friday deals, impressive new game releases,...