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Belated Game Reviews: Endless Legend

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I am an equally casual fan of two things: 4X games (like Civilization) and Steam sales. This past week I was able to indulge both of these not really passions by buying Endless… Continue reading

The Catharsis Of Offline Gaming

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I love my friends, really I do. It’s fun to hang out with them, play games together, and generally talk about dumb stuff and laugh together. But man does it get exhausting sometimes.… Continue reading

Game Design Theory: Balancing For Single Player

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Most people know instinctively why competitive balance is desirable in a multiplayer game, even if they’re not necessarily an expert on what goes into making good game balance. Single player games, however, are… Continue reading

Lootboxes May Have Finally Hit A Point Of No Return

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EA’s Battlefront 2 debacle is the gift that keeps on giving. As you may have already heard from several outlets, foreign governments, due to the mainstream coverage of Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s lootbox… Continue reading

In Defense Of Dark Souls 2 And Why It Was An Amazing Game

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Dark Souls 2 seems to be universally regarded as the black sheep of the Soulsborne series. In a way, I get it. It’s not created by the same design and development teams that… Continue reading

How (Not) To Do PR For Video Games

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The DICE Reddit AMA turned out to be even less exciting than I imagined. A whole lot of vagueness and dodging the question, massive downvotes, and boilerplate PR drivel. In a specific sense,… Continue reading

How Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Pay to Win Scheme Blows Up In EA’s Face

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It’s no surprise to people that follow gaming industry trends that 2017 is, as Jim Sterling of the Jimquisition puts it, “The year of the loot box”. Loot box microtransactions and related morally… Continue reading

5 Amazing PlayStation 2 Video Games Sequels

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It’s no exaggeration to say the PS2 is one of the best consoles ever made, at least as far as sheer number and quality of exclusive first and second party games. The PS2… Continue reading