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An Analysis Into The FPS Genre And Its Future

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We all can agree on this that FPS (first person shooter) or shooters in general are the biggest genre in the gaming industry. From the likes of Call of Duty to Halo, shooters are the most dominating genre. This genre has the best titles as well as some worst titles. We look into games which can be the next big ... Read More »

Is Annualization Killing Creativity?

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If you are familiar with gaming industry you are familiar with sequels. If you are a gamer from 80′s you might remember those days when sequels barely existed and you were always treated with new IPs then and now. In past years, sequels have started to appear more frequently and have grown from very few in numbers to biggest money makers for developers. ... Read More »

Tomb Raider Creator Talks About Why Video Games Are Good For Your Brain and Society

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Ian Livingstone’s name is not an unheard one within the games community. He has been directly involved with the industry even before most of us were born. Co-founder of tabletop game manufacturer Games Workshop, co-founder of Eidos Interactive, the positions he has held are overwhelming. Just check out his Wikipedia page and you’ll find out. If you can refresh your memory, ... Read More »

Cutscenes versus Narrative

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Video Games, since inception, have been driven by a single simple formula – immersion through believable narrative. Narrative forms have changed over the years, as developers and designers felt the need to break from the mainstream, and create a narrative that will successfully engage the gamer as well as build up his interest for what is to come. Gameplay mechanics ... Read More »

The Plan: a 6 minute game that changed my perspective

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A fly ascends to the skies, pondering the pointlessness of its brief existence. The Plan is a journey in which you control a fly, with the sole purpose being to climb as high as possible. This short and simple playthorugh is an experience, not a game. asked by its simplicity I did not expect The Plan to be as thought provoking ... Read More »

Worst Business Practices In Gaming Industry

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In the videogame franchises, there’s a new topic trending that has been sinking its claws into the industry: DLC and Microtransactions. It all started slowly and quietly. Horse Armor DLC for Elder Scrolls Oblivion, and everyone laughed at that time on these things. Nowadays, though purchasing a full-game after the release date is not an easy task: maybe the developer locked some in-game content ... Read More »

DARK SOULS II: Prepare to Dump Your Girlfriend Edition

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There is one thing common in death and bad relationships, you learn to respect while you breathe. You learn not to repeat the same mistakes, you adapt to allow patience, and you wait for your turn to come to strike. And while there are other titles, ahem, other girls luring with an easy way in, you know that Dark Souls ... Read More »

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