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Can Homeworld 3 Succeed in Reviving the Franchise?

September 16, 2019 |

With the recent announcement of Homeworld 3, we’re seeing the ultimate culmination of an effort to revive a franchise. Game franchises usually don’t last forever. Some rarely make it into “trilogy” territory. Others disappear after a singlegame. However, every … Read More

Why Disney Selling Foxnet is Good for Gaming

September 12, 2019 |

There’s a chance you’ve never heard of Foxnet, but believe me when I say that you need to know about them.

Foxnet was a gaming division of Fox that primarily focused on making mobile titles. Three of their biggest … Read More

How Many Gaming Subscriptions Will You Have?

September 11, 2019 |

Subscription services for games are becoming immensely popular. While services like Gamefly have been around for quite a while, the growth of digital-only services has been a more recent endeavor – and one that has caught on across multiple game … Read More

Are we in a Space Sim Renaissance?

September 9, 2019 |

It may be because of the popularity of Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen starting 2012 and their ever-growing high profile status going forward, but the trend of taking players into space has certainly caught on. Recently, I played Rebel … Read More

Homeworld 3 Announced… with Crowdfunding?

August 30, 2019 |

Today, the announcement of Homeworld 3 rocked longtime fans of the series.  It has been nearly 16 years since the last proper release in the Homeworld franchise. While Deserts of Kharak certainly fit the narrative and was good, it … Read More

Hearthstone: 10 Things That Have Killed The Game

August 12, 2019 |

Hearthstone, Blizzard’s entry into the CCG genre, isn’t dead. It still earns a fair amount of money, it’s still played by quite a few people, and it still has some presence on streaming and video platforms.

In the eyes … Read More

How Long Do Games Have to Be?

August 9, 2019 |

Throughout my life, my expectations for game length has inverted. When I was a kid, if I completed a game in a matter of hours and had no reason to ever play it again, that was a disaster. I didn’t get … Read More

Bring Back the Real-time Strategy Epic

August 6, 2019 |

 

The real-time strategy genre was once a cornerstone of the PC gaming world. As the age of 3D acceleration dawned, their popularity started to waver. However, in this period, developers started expanding on the relatively lean story elements that these … Read More

Game Difficulty Doesn’t Matter Anymore

July 31, 2019 |

Game difficulty has been a hot topic on both ends of the spectrum recently.  On one side, the popularity of the “Soulslike” genre has caused an outcry for an “easy mode” that would make these sorts of games more accessible.  … Read More

Where Have All The Stealth Games Gone?

July 26, 2019 |

The game genre of “stealth” has been limited in recent years. Popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell, Thief, Deus Ex, and Sly Cooper have been laid to rest or dormant for a while now. Nearly the entire future … Read More