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Contrast Review

Contrast is a game I’ve been looking forward to since I first saw it on Steam Greenlight over a year ago. The intriguing vaudeville-inspired setting, unique platforming that transitions between 2D and 3D, and catchy jazz…

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Escape Goat Review

Escape Goat is a prime example of the old adage “Never judge a book by its cover.” I first played the game some time back when it appeared on Xbox Live Indie Games. It’s still one…

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Bionic Dues Game Review

  Arcen Game’s newest roguelite title, Bionic Dues, is more than just a good time: it’s a robot-guard slaying, mech personalizing, grinding-for-loot perfect way to spend an evening attached to the keyboard. We were able to…

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ArcheAge Takes the MMORPG to New Levels

Some might say the age of the MMORPG is waning.  We’ve seen a lot of them in the past decade or so, every one of them claiming to bring something new to the table, but most…

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Debate About Gaming Journalism Spawns #GamerGate Phenomenon

The Zoe Quinn scandal has sparked an active debate that shows no signs of abating.  United under the hashtag #GamerGate, advocates of gaming journalism reform are making their views heard – and many critics are arguing…

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Mojang’s Minecraft now available for Xbox One

Mojang’s Minecraft is now available for Xbox One. The 553 MB downloadable game is priced at $19.99 and available on Xbox Live. There are also several downloadable add-ons available for Xbox One including Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy…

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Director Seeks Funding for Video Game Music Documentary

A Kickstarter campaign launched by Karen Collins, a researcher at the University of Waterloo in Canada, seeks to give video game sound the attention it deserves.  The campaign seeks to fund “Beep,” a documentary all about…

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Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest Sparks Debate Over Gaming Journalism and Misogyny

If the name “Zoe Quinn” doesn’t immediately ring alarm bells in your mind, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks (or busy slaying mobs in Azeroth).  The Internet has been abuzz…

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2k releases ‘Bioshock’ for iPad & iPhone

2k’s Bioshock was first released in 2007 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Now the company’s China subsidiary has released the game for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch iOS devices. The new title…

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ReddX app for Xbox One brings Reddit content to Console

Reddit users with Xbox One consoles will want to check out the newly launched free app called ReddX. The app lets Xbox Live users interact with others similar to the Reddit.com experience, and unlock media achievements…

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Open-World Survival Games: The Newest Gaming Zeitgeist

It’s no shocker that game genres come and go in phases, and the popularity of these games is always intimately tied to the technology available for developing them.  As internet connections became stronger and LAN parties…

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OUYA Gives Back With its #FreeTheGames Program

In 2012, a Kickstarter campaign was started to fund the creation of OUYA, a microconsole utilizing a version of the Android operating system.  Earning $8.5 million, the campaign became Kickstarter’s second-most-backed project, and the energy surrounding…

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‘Dwarf Fortress’ is life’s work for creator Tarn Adams

It’s hard to believe that Tarn Adams has been working on the Dwarf Fortress games for over twelve years now. He’s already stated that he’ll be happy to go on working on these games as long…