Blizzcon 2014 Virtual Ticket Experience: E-Store

Blizzard Gear Exclusive Items

I consider myself a longtime fan of Blizzard.  The original Starcraft and Broodwar expansion, Diablo II, and World of Warcraft ate up a considerable portion of my childhood and young adult life.  Despite this I have…

Red’s lack of choice explores concept of agency in Transistor

Readers beware this post and the articles I link to contain spoilers for the game Transistor, if you haven’t played it yet go do it!  Moving on… Recently, while preparing for an interview with Supergiant Games Darren…

Why video gamers should play more board games

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If you happen to be one of those people who believe that tabletop and video gaming somehow exclude each other, I’m here to try and convince you otherwise. First off, if you ask almost any indie…

Games are evolving, and that’s OK

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Video games have grown into a cultural phenomenon.  Cellphones and mobile devices have opened up gaming to such a diverse group of people that I firmly believe that video gaming can be for anyone.  While I…

Destiny: Is It Living Up to Expectations?

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I entered Gamestop on Friday night, clutching my copy of Destiny in my hands.  The game had a $40 trade-in value that I planned to take advantage of while it lasted.  Ahead of me in line,…

ArcheAge Takes the MMORPG to New Levels

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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…

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

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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…

No Female Assassins on Ubisoft’s Watch

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Ubisoft sparked some scandal this week surrounding the development of Assassin’s Creed: Unity when it announced that no female characters would be playable in the upcoming game. James Therein, the game’s technical director, claims it’s “not…

5 Indie Games I Desperately Want To Play But Probably Won’t

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5. Wildstar (Carbine Studios) Currently in open beta, Wildstar from Carbine Studios is a light-hearted, cartoonish science fiction MMO about two factions racing to control the planet Nexus, full of magic and mystery. The game looks…

Kickstarter Highlights

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It’s already been well over a year since Double Fine Adventure first appeared on Kickstarter and arguably paved the way for all the successful video game crowd funding campaigns that followed. The game’s initial Kickstarter success…