• Digital Downloads is Key to Ending Used Game Sales

    Can we all be honest with ourselves for a moment? Can we collectively agree that each and every one of us has purchased a used...

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    Can we all be honest with ourselves for a moment? Can we collectively agree that each and every one of us has purchased a used game at some point in time? Arguably, one of the biggest headaches facing video game developers is the loss of revenue do to used game sales. These developers toil tirelessly...
  • Guacamelee

    As far as indie titles go, the side-scrolling, metroidvania brawler is pretty standard fare. Reiterating on this design time and time again can get boring....

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    As far as indie titles go, the side-scrolling, metroidvania brawler is pretty standard fare. Reiterating on this design time and time again can get boring.  However, Drinkbox’s latest game Guacamelee artfully dodges any possible complaints of dullness with a lively art style, well crafted controls, and unmercifully challenging platforming.  Guacamelee is not simply regurgitating a...
  • Soul Sacrifice: 5 Reasons It’ll Be PlayStation Vita’s Saviour

    The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) has been struggling to sell for the past year. Whether it be in Sony’s backyard of Japan or other territories,...

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    The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) has been struggling to sell for the past year. Whether it be in Sony’s backyard of Japan or other territories, sales numbers aren’t spectacular. Even though the Vita has had good games with the likes of LittleBigPlanet, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Gravity Rush and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, sales just...
  • 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...
  • Is the Wii U a Next-Gen Console?

    EA is always ready to pick a fight with Nintendo after the company opted to use its own online service, rather than Origin, and has...

    EA is always ready to pick a fight with Nintendo after the company opted to use its own online service, rather than Origin, and has finally had the nerve to say that the Wii U is not a next-generation console. CEO John Riccitiello claims that the next generation hasn’t started yet, even though the Wii...
  • 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...
  • Senators Continue to Threaten First Amendment

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there...

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there was no proof violent video games increased violence in minors, and yet here we are not two years later with a national study on the very same relationship. Funded by...
  • 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...
  • 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...