Perspective in games matter.
Game developers have always played and tinkered with player perspective, sometimes to precise and purposeful effect, other times as part of unconscious genre trends. Regardless of the […]
Is photorealism achievable in video games? If so, is it desirable or harmful?
In video games, graphics is important for immersion and to sell the concept of a believable game world. In marketing campaigns, the […]
Video games and movies have long shared a strained relationship, despite being two of the largest staples of modern pop culture.
Video game adaptations are often rushed and messy products, like the god-awful […]
In a world where social gaming is king, the big budget single player experiences are put aside.
Two weeks ago, the rumour broke that Treyarch’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a single player c […]
Video game genres sometimes come and go like a flash in the pan, but a particular strain of relatively new titles that’s not going anywhere is survival games.
The genre has become quite popular in the last few […]
“Walking simulators”, as they’re derogatorily known, occupy a controversial niche in the ecosystem of video games.
As that commonly used moniker implies, the genre emphasizes exploration and atmosphere over inter […]
The realm of contemporary game development seems to bear no resemblance to its not-so-distant past. The newfound accessibility of development tools has truly placed the power in the hands of the users.
Think back […]
War is hell.
It’s hard to believe, but nobody “has a good time” when they’re in the middle of a war. Well, unless they have severe and deep-seated psychological issues.
For most of us normal people though, […]
As much as we’d like to believe that we are far more than just the result of millions of neurochemicals within a flesh bag that’s wired to crave the most pleasurable outcome, it’s hard to argue with the data. […]
Ben Goodwin wrote a new post, The Art of Addiction: What Makes Games So Addictive? 5 months ago
What makes a video game addicting?
Why is it so hard to just play one more game, and what are the games that really hit the sweet spot between satisfaction and never being truly satisfied?
Mankind has always […]
Appropriate marketing is integral to the success of any product and video games are no exception.
Entire divisions of companies are set aside to focus solely on marketing strategies and policies. Identifying […]
The idea of immersion in gaming is a concept that has plagued developers for decades.
What exactly consists of a truly immersive experience, crossing the line between voyeur and player? A want to make the […]
When you think of the term gamer, what pops into your head?
Is it the hulking, Scottish figure of Gerard Butler ominously looming over you?
Butler was the star of the 2009 sci-fi action flick, Gamer. If you’ve […]
Joel Harvey wrote a new post, Toxic Gaming: How Video Game Communities Can Be Poisonous 5 months ago
There is an inherent problem with anything that’s fun, and it’s called “the idiot.”
Whenever you’ve found something fun to do, along comes the idiot to ruin it for you. Oh, what’s that? You like to play football? […]
Joel Harvey wrote a new post, Taboo Topic: Let’s Talk About Sexuality In Video Games 5 months ago
Now that we’ve got your attention, let’s talk about something else. Because not talking about sex is exactly what’s been happening in gaming for years, so why change the habit of a lifetime? Let’s […]