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

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Apr
09

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

I’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”

Down 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

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

Titanfall
Mar
18

Postscript: Why you may be disappointed with ‘Titanfall’

Respawn 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

[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”

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

The Sims
Jan
17

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

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

Sims
Jan
10

Game taboos, part 2: death and loss

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

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Jan
03

Gaming Taboos, Part 1 – Religion and Spirituality

In most forms of entertainment–film, music, literature–there are few topics that are off-limits for creative people to explore. Religion, spirituality, […]

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Dec
23

5 Things to Love (and Hate) About ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’

Earlier this week, Sam took a look at what the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises could learn from one […]

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Dec
17

Learning Lessons with Battlefield and Call of Duty

Ok Kids… Let’s Talk. Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts are two of the biggest, if not the biggest, […]

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Dec
06

Putting the Pieces Together: An Improvement Plan for ‘Knack’

It’s no secret that the PlayStation 4’s launch title, Knack, has some issues. From the cast of some of the […]

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Nov
19

Can Games Offer Too Much Content?

A Pirate’s life is… sometimes really boring Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is arguably the best entry into the Assassin’s […]