Hook, Line and Sinker: Why Games Grab Us (Part 1)

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Jul
09

Hook, Line and Sinker: Why Games Grab Us (Part 1)

TweetRecently, the fine gentlemen over at the Gamers With Jobs podcast had a discussion about commitment to gaming. Specifically, what makes […]

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Jul
07

Think Games are Too Easy? Try These.

TweetIt’s hard to argue with the assertion that overall, games have gotten easier. Well, let’s qualify that statement. As video […]

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Jun
24

Give it a Rest: Three Genres in Need of a Makeover

TweetShow of hands: who played the first free month of Elder Scrolls Online and then called it quits? Thought so. Ok, […]

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Jun
09

WildStar: The Little WoW Clone That Could

TweetThe launch of WildStar is shaping up to be like most other highly-anticipated MMOs: full of packed servers, multi-hour queues […]

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Jun
04

E3 2014 Predictions

TweetThe Future Revealed E3 comes around but once a year, is the subject of much speculation and can leave those […]

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Apr
09

Gaming outside the box: expanding next-gen games through companion content

TweetI’ve previously discussed the novelty of “Paper Trail,” a free batch of Infamous: Second Son DLC that engages players inside the game and out by […]

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Mar
31

The best part of ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is free DLC “Paper Trail”

TweetDown the rabbit hole Infamous: Second Son is a downright gorgeous game, and fun to boot, but players looking for a […]

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Mar
19

Postscript: ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ and diffusing controversy with satire

TweetThis month’s launch of South Park: The Stick of Truth surprised me. When I first read Russell Jones’ review of […]

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Mar
18

Postscript: Why you may be disappointed with ‘Titanfall’

TweetRespawn Entertainment’s Titanfall is an outstanding first-person shooter. The mobility and “verticality” delivered by the game’s pilots, as well as the outstanding […]

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Feb
24

‘Outlast’ uses misdirection to lure us into moments of terror

Tweet[Disclaimer: This article discusses specific portions of Outlast. Plot spoilers have been kept to a minimum, but gameplay spoilers are present.] […]

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Feb
24

6 Reasons Why ‘Titanfall’ is not just “‘Call of Duty’ with Mechs”

TweetAlthough it has yet to be commercially released in final form, there is no shortage of heated discussion of Respawn’s […]

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Jan
17

Game taboos, part 3: Sex, love, and relationships

Tweet In prior installments of this series, we’ve looked at some topics and themes that game developers have, by and […]

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Jan
10

Game taboos, part 2: death and loss

Tweet Check out Part 1 of the Gaming Taboo series: Religion and Spirituality. This post contains spoilers for The Last of […]