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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

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 | | One Comment

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 | | One Comment

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

Why video gamers should play more board games

October 8, 2014 |

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 game developer, most will … Read More

Games are evolving, and that’s OK

October 1, 2014 |

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 love this, I also … Read More

Destiny: Is It Living Up to Expectations?

September 22, 2014 | | One Comment

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, someone else clearly had … Read More

ArcheAge Takes the MMORPG to New Levels

September 12, 2014 | | One Comment

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 have been rehashings of … Read More