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Out of all the Vox Pop articles, Doc_Holliday's speaks the closest to me. Over the years video games have gone from legend and myth to more serious drama, dystopias, open worlds, and realism. Only Nintendo seems to be trying to keep that magic alive, speaking to that child in our hearts. Also, check out that new image, made byPolkar on Deviantart.
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Winner:Doc_Holliday
Title:The Rise of Technology, The Fall of Magic


Excerpt:"It all just came together to produce a feeling I haven’t experienced in video gaming in a long, long time—a feeling of magic."

Professional:nick_olsen
Title:The use of dystopia in game design


Excerpt:"So what does dystopia have to do with video game design? Well, at its most basic level, dystopia drives conflict and tension through dissatisfaction."

Runner-Up:Ivory_Soul
Title:Why Microtransactions Will Kill the Game Industry


Excerpt:"It's not just MMOs, but it runs like the plaguein mobile games which is where they started. Many offenders likeCandy Crush,Rage ofBahamut,Dark Meadow,Infinity Blade II, and many other "free-to-play" or low-priced mobile games have this."

Runner-Up:shandog137
Title:PS4...Xbox2...yada yada yada...Let's talk about the games!


Excerpt:"With all this “who ha” about next-gen hardware it seems that one fundamental aspect of gaming is being overlooked…the idea that certain game mechanics..."
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