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Gameverse | November 27, 2014

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Games about games, 2014′s hottest trend

November 17, 2014 |

Sunset Overdrive. Bayonetta 2. Super Smash Bros. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. What do all these games have in common?

For one, they’re some of this fall’s biggest releases. Also? They’re all part of a growing number of video games about … Read More

Hearthstone arena pro-tips from Blizzcon

November 15, 2014 |

This year’s Blizzcon featured professional Hearthstone players Trump from Team SoloMid, and ItsHafu from Team Cloud 9 giving their suggestions on how to dominate in the Arena.  In case you missed the panel or don’t want to watch the … Read More

Blizzcon’s Overwatch has yet to impress

November 12, 2014 |

Everyone is talking about Blizzard’s newest IP release, Overwatch.  This team centric, objective driven, non-twitch focused first person shooter (FPS) has many game enthusiasts excited and eager to see the official release.  I on the other hand feel cautiously … Read More

With Mario Kart 8, Nintendo gets DLC right

November 12, 2014 |

This week, Nintendo rolls out the first of two downloadable content packs for the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. The release marks the beginning of a new strategy for the Kyoto-based game maker: instead of a steady stream of … Read More

What Can We Do to Preserve Gaming’s Past?

November 6, 2014 |

Gaming has a nostalgia problem.

Not nostalgia itself, of course. There’s plenty we can still learn from older titles, and fun is fun no matter how old a game might be. That’s why, when the Internet Archive launched The … Read More

Is Strife Really the Next-Gen MOBA We’ve Been Waiting For?

November 5, 2014 |

When you think of MOBAs like League of Legends, DOTA 2 or Smite, a few unflattering words probably burst immediately to mind – things like “toxic” and “worst community ever.”  The truth is that there’s just something about the … Read More

This War of Mine: More realistic than Call of Duty?

November 4, 2014 |

Years ago, a friend was telling me about Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The multi-player was great, he said. Just like “being there.” When I told him I don’t really play shooters — I’m terrible at them and just … Read More

Finding good in video game communities

October 30, 2014 |

If you are anything like me then you are probably pretty sick of hearing about a…“certain movement” that has been getting a lot of attention in the gaming community lately.  Why am I upset though?  Well, I think the … Read More

Blizzcon 2014 Virtual Ticket Experience: E-Store

October 22, 2014 | 1

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 never attended a … Read More

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

October 16, 2014 | 4

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 Korb and Ashley Barrett … Read More