• 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...
  • 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...
  • The Hidden Way DLC Expands the Industry

    I am probably with the majority when I say that the most recent onslaught of paid downloadable content has a negative impact on the games...

    I am probably with the majority when I say that the most recent onslaught of paid downloadable content has a negative impact on the games industry. From Mass Effect 3’s terrible marketing scheme to the horse armor offered for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, DLC is mainly considered a means for a company to stretch...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thomas Was Alone

    Thomas Was Alone looks like a typical platformer. You pick it up, jump around with a few retro-style sprites, and eventually beat the game. But...

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    Thomas Was Alone looks like a typical platformer. You pick it up, jump around with a few retro-style sprites, and eventually beat the game. But what distinguishes it from all those other games out in the indie market is its distinct narrative tale as you move through the game. Thomas Was Alone mirrors what made...
  • How Telltale Helped Revive the Adventure Game World

    Adventure games are not new in any sense of the word, but they have been gaining some momentum of late, best highlighted by one of...

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    Adventure games are not new in any sense of the word, but they have been gaining some momentum of late, best highlighted by one of this year’s best games, Telltale’s The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is based on the comic which inspired the hit AMC television series and of course, it is about zombies,...
  • Where Can Greenlight Go From Here?

    The first ten Steam Greenlight approvals have been announced on its official site! I recognize a few of these gems—especially McPixel, which traded a free...

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    The first ten Steam Greenlight approvals have been announced on its official site! I recognize a few of these gems—especially McPixel, which traded a free copy of the game for fanart before its release—while others are less familiar. Either way, it shows that Steam Greenlight has succeeded in its endeavor to crowdsource the voting process...
  • The Cave is the Return of the Kings of Adventure Games

    There aren’t many games that are slated for 2013 that really have me all that excited, sadly. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be some...

    There aren’t many games that are slated for 2013 that really have me all that excited, sadly. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be some really good games and that there won’t be some games that I love, because there will be probably a ton. There was one game that I was really excited over,...