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Gameverse | November 13, 2018

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Does it Need to be “Fixed?”

October 31, 2018 |

Red Dead Redemption 2 is critically-acclaimed and incredibly successful, but that doesn’t mean it’s universally beloved.

Try not to be shocked, but Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t a perfect game that every single person in the world loves. Some … Read More

Call of Duty Blackout Is So Good That It’s a Problem

October 17, 2018 |

Just when we thought the battle royale genre was growing stale and that the competition had no chance of encroaching upon the genre’s biggest names, along comes Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Blackout mode.

Blackout is a … Read More

Toxicity in gaming: A relationship between industry and individual

November 21, 2014 | | One Comment

Let’s face it, we’ve probably all had that encounter with a foul-mouthed player while in an online game who shouts racist, hateful, or just obscene remarks.  Let’s also fess up then that most of us have at one point … Read More

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

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

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

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