• Five Games That Can’t Come Soon Enough

    Sometimes I really wonder about my taste in games, as I’m sure a lot of readers do. I tend to have a gravitational pull to...

    Sometimes I really wonder about my taste in games, as I’m sure a lot of readers do. I tend to have a gravitational pull to certain genres and types of games, while a general distaste for others, no matter how well executed they are. I mean, I still just can’t get into The Last of...
  • 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...
  • Story And Music Elevate Video Games As An Art Platform

    Proclaiming video games as art will undoubtedly illicit anger from traditionalist. Many do not see such ‘kiddy’ entertainment as valuable enough to be ever considered...

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    Proclaiming video games as art will undoubtedly illicit anger from traditionalist. Many do not see such ‘kiddy’ entertainment as valuable enough to be ever considered art. Fortunately, I’m not one of those people. I see art as the most subjective of platforms. Art doesn’t need to be critically acclaimed to merit acceptance, it only needs...
  • 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...
  • Game Companies May Be Evil, But Most of Their Employees Are Not

    So THQ has officially died and remaining employees were told on Friday that they had a finite amount of time to collect their personal effects...

    So THQ has officially died and remaining employees were told on Friday that they had a finite amount of time to collect their personal effects and get the hell out of dodge. THQ has been known for a lot of things over the years, but the reality is that most people within the gaming industry...
  • 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...
  • Top 5 Game Spin-offs

    There’s no questioning that the majority of high-profile games are made up of sequels, spin-offs, and unoriginal stories—however, this is far from a new thing,...

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    There’s no questioning that the majority of high-profile games are made up of sequels, spin-offs, and unoriginal stories—however, this is far from a new thing, and sometimes can bring out amazing games. Here are five spin-off games that took on a life of their own after their success. 5) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Pokémon Mystery Dungeon...
  • Will Next Generation Be Rife With Console Wars?

    Arguing over which console is better has been a habit of gamers since the start of console gaming itself. There are plenty of elements at...

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    Arguing over which console is better has been a habit of gamers since the start of console gaming itself. There are plenty of elements at play, from a machine’s power to its exclusive games. This generation was no exception, with the PS3, XBOX360, and PC fanbase arguing about which is better even now, as we...