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Gameverse | February 21, 2020

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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

10 Video Game Soundtracks That Stand on Their Own

July 13, 2019 |

Many wonderful game soundtracks do a great job of elevating the quality of their respective game. However, not all of them are quite as entertaining on their own. It is, of course, not the job of the soundtrack to do … Read More

Esports vs. Traditional Sports – Who Will Win?

July 4, 2019 |

When you ask most people in America what the most popular sports event is they’ll respond with things like “The World Series” or “The Super Bowl.” Both are accurate answers, but each of those events has had viewership trending downward … Read More

We Want More Star Wars Games… Without Jedi

June 25, 2019 |

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is due to release this year. After being announced amidst quite a bit of speculation, the gameplay was recently revealed at E3 to somewhat mixed reactions. My issue was less with the gameplay … Read More

Why Video Game Remakes Are Better (and More Important) Than Ever

June 24, 2019 |

There’s a strange new trend emerging in the world of gaming, and it’s not the fact that we seem to be getting more and more remakes than ever. There’s nothing surprising about that. As film fans can tell you, … Read More