• EA Has No Grounds to Sue Zynga

    While it’s true that Zynga definitely doesn’t come up with original games, I would like to provide a counterpoint to all of the negativity surrounding...

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    While it’s true that Zynga definitely doesn’t come up with original games, I would like to provide a counterpoint to all of the negativity surrounding the company: it’s doing nothing new, it’s doing nothing illegal, and it won’t be found guilty in EA’s claims because of this. And, while creativity is the much preferred method...
  • The Ouya and GameStick Have Some Mighty Hurdles Ahead of Them

    So the world is full of big ideas and dreamers, and sometimes those dreamers take their big ideas and decide to present them to the...

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    So the world is full of big ideas and dreamers, and sometimes those dreamers take their big ideas and decide to present them to the world. That is what we have seen of late as we’ve seen a few upstarts take to Kickstarter to help fund their big idea of Android-based gaming consoles that are...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Deozoa

    Deozoa will be a monster-catching game released for iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Linux, and—most interestingly—the Ouya. Although it pitches itself as a game in the...

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    Deozoa will be a monster-catching game released for iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Linux, and—most interestingly—the Ouya. Although it pitches itself as a game in the same genre as Pokémon, you only pair one creature per character, and the battles are not one-on-one combat. It resembles a more typical RPG, although its battles seem to be...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Arakion

    Arakion looks very similar to Bastion, except it is rendered in 3D and has more traditional RPG elements (a party system, complex skills and character...

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    Arakion looks very similar to Bastion, except it is rendered in 3D and has more traditional RPG elements (a party system, complex skills and character customization, and so on) that make it unique. The game itself is a story-driven first-person RPG that focuses on character customization and town building. However, it does differ from typical...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Anima – Gate of Memories

    Stemming from the intensely popular Anima tabletop game, Anima: Gate of Memories is an artistic action RPG that draws from many inspirations such as Kingdom...

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    Stemming from the intensely popular Anima tabletop game, Anima: Gate of Memories is an artistic action RPG that draws from many inspirations such as Kingdom Hearts and God of War. Their goal is to animate the complex world that the original games have crafted in such detail and create an RPG world that gamers can...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Full Bore

    Looking like a combination of Terraria and the digging minigame of Okami, Full Bore is one of the most polished games on Kickstarter at the...

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    Looking like a combination of Terraria and the digging minigame of Okami, Full Bore is one of the most polished games on Kickstarter at the moment, and they even have a demo available as proof of their current investment in the game. With a sharp but simple pixel art style and solid gameplay mechanics available...
  • Games Should Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

    With all of the talk about violent videogames and if they possibly are harmful to children or cause certain people to be aggressive, I think...

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    With all of the talk about violent videogames and if they possibly are harmful to children or cause certain people to be aggressive, I think that now is as good of a time as ever to maybe slow things down a bit and take a look at the other side of gaming. You know the...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Days of Dawn

    With a team selected from AION, Jagged Alliance Online, Rainbow Moon, Settlers 7, War of Worlds and Lords and Knights, Days of Dawn has an...

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    With a team selected from AION, Jagged Alliance Online, Rainbow Moon, Settlers 7, War of Worlds and Lords and Knights, Days of Dawn has an incredible amount of experience backing the project. However, they are setting out to do something completely new in the world of RPG gaming. The closest the industry has to it...
  • Why the Oculus Rift Has the Upper Hand Next Generation

    The Oculus Rift made waves with its Kickstarter campaign, amassing a huge amount of $2.4 million dollars before it finally ended. With several of its...

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    The Oculus Rift made waves with its Kickstarter campaign, amassing a huge amount of $2.4 million dollars before it finally ended. With several of its development donation tiers bought out, and the more expensive ones purchased multiple times, it’s clear that developers are looking forward to what this 3D simulator has to offer. It probably...
  • Kickstarter Focus: Planetary Annihilation

    Pitching itself as a ‘next-generation RTS game,’ Planetary Annihilation is being developed by huge names in the RTS genre. Developers from Total Annihilation, The Elder...

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    Pitching itself as a ‘next-generation RTS game,’ Planetary Annihilation is being developed by huge names in the RTS genre. Developers from Total Annihilation, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Battlespire, and many other games have joined together to create a new game similar to Total Annihilation, but on the scale of a whole Solar System. Managing resources...