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FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

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Vox Pop August 2013

Posted on Monday, August 12 @ 12:59:33 Eastern by

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 by Polkar on Deviantart.
 
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Winner: Doc_Holliday
TitleThe 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
TitleWhy Microtransactions Will Kill the Game Industry


Excerpt: "It's not just MMOs, but it runs like the plague in mobile games which is where they started. Many offenders like Candy Crush, Rage of Bahamut, 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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