• 5 Games to Look Forward to This Holiday Season

    With Thanksgiving and Black Friday both behind us, the gift-giving holidays are creeping up! Whether you’re looking for gifts or browsing for your own curiosity,...

    With Thanksgiving and Black Friday both behind us, the gift-giving holidays are creeping up! Whether you’re looking for gifts or browsing for your own curiosity, here’s five games to look forward to this holiday season! 5) Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Published for the PS3 and PS Vita as well as PSN, Ratchet &...
  • How Sci-fi Games are Getting Old

    Recently Mojang’s developer tweeted about a surplus of space games in the indie and major games market—and while it was mostly sarcasm referring to his...

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    Recently Mojang’s developer tweeted about a surplus of space games in the indie and major games market—and while it was mostly sarcasm referring to his own space game, 0x10c, it still stands as a problem in the current games industry. Browsing through Kickstarter, nearly all of the upcoming games are based in space, and a...
  • Susan O’Connor Got Me to Donate to Massive Chalice

    After finally carving away a little down time at work, I hopped onto Twitter and saw something unexpected.  Double Fine had gone back to the...

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    After finally carving away a little down time at work, I hopped onto Twitter and saw something unexpected.  Double Fine had gone back to the Kickstarter well that had funded their impending release, Broken Age; this time with a turn-based strategy game called Massive Chalice.  Last I checked, the game has already raised $535,000 of...
  • OUYA: Doomed From The Outset

    The fever behind the Kickstarter project OUYA has been a strange sight to behold. Developed with an Android based operating system, for some reason, a...

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    The fever behind the Kickstarter project OUYA has been a strange sight to behold. Developed with an Android based operating system, for some reason, a lot of people seem to think the console will become a major hit. You can’t deny this, a Kickstarter relies on others to fund projects. It still seems massively weird...
  • Kickstarter and Big Business: A Dangerous Union

    A little over a year ago, the Kickstarter craze began. You can trace the roots of the phenomenon to a joint project between 2-Player Productions...

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    A little over a year ago, the Kickstarter craze began. You can trace the roots of the phenomenon to a joint project between 2-Player Productions and video game developer, Double Fine. The project went on to garner $3.3 million and prove to the world that Kickstarter was a legitimate home for crowd-funding  Since then, the Kickstarter...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Death Inc.

    Ambient Studios is a team packed full of talent, with developers from Little Big Planet, Fable, Crysis 3, Battlefield 2, SimCity, along with many other...

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    Ambient Studios is a team packed full of talent, with developers from Little Big Planet, Fable, Crysis 3, Battlefield 2, SimCity, along with many other games. They formed the studio so that they could make their games the way they wanted to—and the first game they plan to deliver is Death Inc. The game plays...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Open Beta Impressions

    American McGee, as you may know already, has been responsible for putting twists on classic tales and stories of childhood, and then translating his vision...

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    American McGee, as you may know already, has been responsible for putting twists on classic tales and stories of childhood, and then translating his vision into video games we can enjoy. Some notable examples of his work as designer and founder of Spicy Horse Games, an independent development studio, would be American McGee’s Grimm and...