Are Single Player Games in Danger?

Since this year’s E3, there has been a lot of conversation around the topic of single player games and the shift some studios seem to be taking. Some within the gaming community suggest that we’re going to see fewer and fewer single player–focused experiences in the future, but is this a valid concern?  Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Fallout 76 have both […]

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Famous People Who Are Declared Gamers

In 2018, most people believe that gaming is a normal part of life. Of course, not everyone in the world enjoys playing video games, but at least there are far fewer people today claiming such games can turn you into a devil-worshipping zombie than there were 30 years ago. One reason behind this shift is […]

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Steam Spring Event 2018 – 5 Games Worth Buying

Steam is organizing a short “Spring Cleaning” event this weekend. Valve wants you to brush the dust off your older games, especially the ones you’ve never finished or even started. But a new event also means new discounts, so we’re here with some recommendations. Probably the most interesting thing about this event is the set […]

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Nostalgia in a Box

As a PC gamer, it feels strange to admit that the last time I went to an actual games retailer was over 5 years ago. These days, buying games online is simply quicker, more convenient and often less expensive; yet there was a time when I would visit these stores every couple of weeks, sometimes […]

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Subscription-Based MMOs: A Relic of the Past?

I’ve always enjoyed MMORPGs. The idea of taking a massive number of players and putting them all in one shared world always felt ambitious, regardless of how well a game would actually turn out in the end. And while today we’re used to MMORPGs being free-to-play or requiring a one-time “entry fee”, there was a time when for many of them you needed […]

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Forever in Alpha: The Sad Tales of Early-Access Games

Early access games have been around at least since Mount & Blade in one form or another, but they have become far more common since the popularization of various crowdfunding platforms and the success of Minecraft. While many of them succeed, some tend to have more trouble delivering on their promises than others. Asking players […]

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How Free To Play Impacted StarCraft 2

Every multiplayer game has its lifespan, and developers usually try to extend it with regular updates or expansions that add new features. After a few years, many are shut down or abandoned, with only a small fraction of the playerbase still logging in – a bit like a virtual ghost town. However, games that once […]

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How Open World Games Adapt Reality

In many art forms, recreating something that already exists can often be more difficult than building something new. This is especially true when the source material is well-recognized, like a cult movie, a famous painting, or… a whole city. The process of developing video games is a long, winding road, and in this article I […]

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Episodic Games – What’s Your View?

Episodic games have existed in various forms for a very long time, but in the last decade they became much more successful. Titles like Life is Strange have won major awards, Telltale is still doing a good job with their graphic adventures and even IO Interactive tried out the episodic model with their most recent Hitman. Whether […]

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Episodic Games – What’s Your View?

Episodic games have existed in various forms for a very long time, but in the last decade they became much more successful. Titles like Life is Strange have won major awards, Telltale is still doing a good job with their graphic adventures and even IO Interactive tried out the episodic model with their most recent Hitman. Whether […]

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