Why watch Twitch streamers when you can play the game yourself?

Game streaming has become an extremely popular and profitable activity. Plenty of people spend their time on sites like Twitch or YouTube, watching other people play games. I am sure that anyone who has spent time watching streams has at some point been asked the infamous “Why waste time watching others play games when you […]

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The Personal Touch of Handcrafted Worlds

Creating a vast and exciting game world has been a challenge for video game designers for as long as our art form has existed. In general, most gamers love attention to detail in the worlds they explore, they love the realism and soul certain areas may possess and at the best of times, areas of […]

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Steam Lunar New Year Sale 2018 – 10 Games Worth Buying

After a brief pause from the madness at the end of 2017, Steam sales are back and so is my buyers’ guide. Please have a look at 10 titles worth your attention. Steam has cancelled Greenlight, introduced more domestic currencies and changed its games rating system. In the face of so much change, however, our […]

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Game Ratings – Do They Work?

Like it or not, rating systems like PEGI or ESRB have become a part of gaming and are here to stay. With politicians calling for more restricted access to games, and gamers and parents more and more liberal, are the ratings helpful or necessary? What is PEGI? Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) is a rating system […]

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Indie Games And The Fight For Relevance

In the last few years, Indie games have managed to take the mainstream by storm. Big events like E3 have special showcases for these usually modest-budget titles, and even the huge publishers, hungry to expand their brand and reach, are on the hunt for a promising indie studio to swallow. While most of indie titles […]

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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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Building a Gaming PC

I often get asked about specific parts when it comes to building a gaming PC. As the discussions evolve it tends to go to what parts I use in my own gaming rig. Well that question is a little unfair as my job gives me access to some of the latest in high end technology. […]

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Should Gaming Media Be Good at Games?

The release of the popular Shoot ’em up title Cuphead was met with some controversy. A certain gaming journalist released a video where said journalist had significant difficulty completing the game’s tutorial. Make no mistake, the game is a challenging one, but its tutorial is not exactly the greatest challenge to clear, let alone for […]

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