• 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...
  • 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...
  • Summer Games Guide

    As school winds to a close, blockbusters hit the locale megaplex, and poeple exchange jackets for swimsuits, it has become apparent that summer has arrived....

    As school winds to a close, blockbusters hit the locale megaplex, and poeple exchange jackets for swimsuits, it has become apparent that summer has arrived.  Normally, the nice weather and outdoor fun suggests a decline in number and pedigree for video game releases, however this summer holds some of the biggest releases of the year....
  • The Right Approach to Violence in Video Games

    It’s been almost a week since the tragic shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, and many of us are still stunned. At Explosion.com, we...

    It’s been almost a week since the tragic shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, and many of us are still stunned. At Explosion.com, we took a moment of silence for the victims and their families and friends affected by the incident. Talking about what happened now is a risky subject, and something that is...
  • The Finger Fix: Hitman Reminds Us of the Holidays

    What is the world coming to when a game about an assassin begins to remind you of the holiday season?  You know, gift wrap for...

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    What is the world coming to when a game about an assassin begins to remind you of the holiday season?  You know, gift wrap for starters, the nose of a certain reindeer and of course, Santa’s classic wardrobe.  If you ask me,  there’s some sick sinister plot behind it all,  think about it..Santa does technically...
  • 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...
  • Did Gamestop Grow a Heart?

    Gamestop, a store known for ripping off customers with its ridiculously low trade-in values, has reportedly increased them. Some of these increases are significant, doubling...

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    Gamestop, a store known for ripping off customers with its ridiculously low trade-in values, has reportedly increased them. Some of these increases are significant, doubling from the old trade-in value and even allowing some savvy shoppers to make a profit off of their trade-in games (if they buy used copies from other sources). Although the...
  • Weekly News Roundup – JAN 13, 2013

    There were huge announcements this week, with Valve confirming the Steam Box and rumors about the XBOX 720’s specs starting to spread. It’s only a...

    There were huge announcements this week, with Valve confirming the Steam Box and rumors about the XBOX 720’s specs starting to spread. It’s only a matter of time before solid news about Microsoft’s next console appears. Personally, I’ve spent the week getting familiar with the very addicting Feed the Beast modpack for Minecraft. Specifically, the...
  • Weighing the Balance Between Gameplay and Story

    If there ever was a push-and-pull within the gaming world, it would have to be that imaginary line that exists between gameplay and story. For...

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    If there ever was a push-and-pull within the gaming world, it would have to be that imaginary line that exists between gameplay and story. For some gamers, fun factor is the most important, to others, the story is. The fact is, games started out as just that — games. They were intended to be played,...
  • 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...