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Smaller, more high-level articles on video games, usually on interesting or pernicious topics concerning the medium.
There are a total of 8 items in this category.
Published on Mon, Mar 30, 2020
There are dozens of features the Switch lacks. There are even dozens of currently-implemented features that could use some work (e.g. the online functionality). But there were a few things that I've found myself yearning for. Let's skim through these...
Published on Tue, Mar 17, 2020
When playing Total War Rome II (2013), you might find that a valid way to generate revenue for your empire is to maintain front lines of conflict throughout the world. Every conflict earns your empire monetary and slave-related rewards. These...
Published on Fri, Feb 07, 2020
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins are credited for introducing the Watchmen to the greater consciousness of 1980s society. Before Watchmen's initial run, comic books were colourful, happy, cheerful, and most importantly, very heroic. Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman were...
Published on Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Accepting loss is one of the most important skills I think a person can develop, because no matter who you are or what you do, you will experience loss. Someone will die; someone will lose their job; someone will get...
Published on Sat, Nov 02, 2019
Auteurs in games are as important to game development as a painter is to paint; a piece of art is always discussed about its creator and the context that caused it to be created. And, it's foolish to try to...
Published on Thu, Oct 10, 2019
Child-Michael played a lot of open-world games. Skyrim, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, IV, and V, Red Dead Redemption, Assassin’s Creed, oh my! I saw these kinds of games as “valuable” or “value-rich” because they contained a large amount of...
Published on Mon, Oct 07, 2019
The number of people who don't consider games as "art" is declining, but it's still common for me to get laughs when I talk about game photography. I challenge these same people to look at the following two pictures side-to-side...
Published on Mon, Sep 23, 2019
It seems the average reviewer of media, both video games or other, gravitates to the use of review scores. PC Gamer, The Needle Drop/Anthony Fantano, Roger Ebert, all assign numerical scores to the media they critique. And, this is fine...