• 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...
  • Disney Games Departing from Greatness?

    Disney Infinity originally had my attention because, well, it’s a departure from Disney’s most recent slew of games. Kingdom Hearts brought an amazing game to...

    Disney Infinity originally had my attention because, well, it’s a departure from Disney’s most recent slew of games. Kingdom Hearts brought an amazing game to consoles and started a whole series, while Epic Mickey was fun to play, innovative, and showed everyone that the Wii still had some life left in it. Both of these...
  • A Look Back on 2012

    2012 was the first year that I entered into both game journalism and game development, and it’s allowed me to see plenty of things in...

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    2012 was the first year that I entered into both game journalism and game development, and it’s allowed me to see plenty of things in a new perspective. As a journalist, part of the job is finding issues with games and reporting on them—but as a developer, a lot of these issues are obvious mistakes...
  • How Journey Succeeded to Become Game of the Year

    In all regards, Journey was a beautiful game. It stunned gamers everywhere with its breathtaking visuals, despite how simple the graphics and models were compared...

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    In all regards, Journey was a beautiful game. It stunned gamers everywhere with its breathtaking visuals, despite how simple the graphics and models were compared to other PS3 games and other games on the market. While it did have amazing titles like Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead, and Halo 4 competing against it, it...
  • Designing Around F2P

    Free-to-play has always been the biggest lie you could find in a gaming term. There is nothing that takes developers, publishers, running servers, or downloads...

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    Free-to-play has always been the biggest lie you could find in a gaming term. There is nothing that takes developers, publishers, running servers, or downloads that can truly end up being free. Free-to-play is only a phrase that means the consumer does not have to pay for a game’s package, and gets it for free....
  • Weekly News Roundup – DEC 30 2012

    This week was rather slow, with everyone distracted by the holidays! I didn’t even manage to finish my Greensleeves redstone composition in Minecraft (although the...

    This week was rather slow, with everyone distracted by the holidays! I didn’t even manage to finish my Greensleeves redstone composition in Minecraft (although the room for it is all hollowed out, thanks to the help of a friend). I’ll probably use it for another song. Ideas, anyone? Speaking of Minecraft, the documentary was released...
  • Top 5 Gaming Wishes of 2013

    2012 is wrapping up pretty nicely, especially since none of those apocalypses ended up happening. As we exchange our calendars and turn over the page...

    2012 is wrapping up pretty nicely, especially since none of those apocalypses ended up happening. As we exchange our calendars and turn over the page for a new year, here is a small wish list of five things I would like to see next year (and hey, might actually happen!). 5) Next Gen of Pokémon...
  • Top 5 Stocking Stuffers

    Christmas is on the horizon, and if you’re stuck trying to figure out what to get a gamer friend or relative, fear no more. Here...

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    Christmas is on the horizon, and if you’re stuck trying to figure out what to get a gamer friend or relative, fear no more. Here are several games, all between $15-30 new, that could brighten up someone’s Christmas. 5) Skyrim If someone doesn’t have Skyrim by now, they’re missing out and know it. Skyrim is...
  • Weekly News Roundup – DEC 22 2012

    Finally, the holiday season is really kicking into gear! If you’re lucky enough to snag a vacation, there’s plenty of games to play or to...

    Finally, the holiday season is really kicking into gear! If you’re lucky enough to snag a vacation, there’s plenty of games to play or to buy as gifts for a lucky someone. The Steam Winter Sale and Humble Indie Bundle should help those of you with a low wallet find something affordable AND fun for...
  • Weekly News Roundup – DEC 16TH

    This week was full of plenty of rumors and some welcome news: Valve is reaching out to gamers to establish some kind of GameFAQs competitor,...

    This week was full of plenty of rumors and some welcome news: Valve is reaching out to gamers to establish some kind of GameFAQs competitor, the Assassin’s Creed series may have another game in development already, and Bioshock will be receiving a reversible cover. If you’re a millionaire (or maybe just a little rich), there’s...