Aliens: Colonial Marines - My biggest letdown of this generation.
"GAME OVER, MAN! GAME OVER!" Background: I am a huge Aliens fan. I have played, at one point or another, almost every Aliens game in existence. I even own the original Alien vs. read more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 19 2013
Level Scaling, Beef Gates, and Broken Bridges
To anyone familiar with open-world games the beef gate1 is already a well-understood, if not well-explicated, concept. It's one way to control player movement by... read more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 6 2013
Digital Downloads: Worth It?
The internet’s amazing. Ever since speeds moved into the Mbps range, our interconnectedness has given birth to the digital marketplace. Not everyone has access... read more...
Posted on Thursday, January 24 2013
Planetside 2 In the Eyes of a Planetside Vet
Planetside was my first MMO. I liked Battlefield 1942, MOHAA, and UT2000, and Planetside offered me the same intensity in a firefight as well as the grand strategy similar to RTS games. read more...
Posted on Friday, January 18 2013
The Use and Misuse of Multiple Endings *SPOILERS AHOY!*
Stories always have an ending (we hope) and once the reader reaches it, that’s the end, though sometimes there’s an epilogue to extend and expand upon the ending. read more...
Posted on Thursday, January 10 2013
Father hires hitmen to kill son... IN GAME!?!
http://kotaku.com/5972406/father-hires-in+game-hitmen-to-deter-son-from-playing Article above where a father in China hired in-game assassins to repeatedly gank... read more...
Posted on Monday, January 7 2013
...well ...sort of. Odds are if you are streaming to Twitch.tv, Livestream or Ustream - you are already interested in streaming and have the infrastructure necessary... read more...
Posted on Monday, December 24 2012
The Dissolution of Choice, How Choices Matter in Gaming Narrative
Note: The following editorial contains spoilers. You have been warned. "Choices." "Consequences." "Engaging and defining your play style." These are the short and... read more...
Posted on Monday, December 17 2012
Why 'Game Companions' Would Be Totally Bitchin' And Way Better Than Strategy Guides
A lot of games have strategy guides, usually priced around £10-£20 apiece. These guides are usually A4-sized with a couple of hundred pages detailing... read more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 12 2012
CD-ROM Technology and the Video Game Industry
Back in the early 1990s, CD-ROM technology was still in its infancy. The technology was unproven at the time, but developers have always tried to incorporate future... read more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 4 2012
The Public Financial Rise and Fall of THQ
After THQ dined and dashed out of its most recent earnings call and then defaulted (technically) on its credit facility with Wells Fargo, I became interested in... read more...
Posted on Sunday, November 25 2012
My sickening Black Ops 2 experience
Every year I always greatly anticipate the next Call of Duty release, and this year was no different. I had my PS3 standard edition pre-ordered and went to my local GameStop for the midnght release. read more...
Posted on Monday, November 19 2012
Why M.U.G.E.N. 1.0+ Rocks!
I thought everyone in the GR community was on hiatus, playing their Halos, Assassin's Creeds, and Call of Dutys, but it seems there was also a glitch on the blogs (which affected me at least). read more...
Posted on Monday, November 19 2012
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