Category: Opinion

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I Threw A Few Bucks At Some Cheap Games. Here Were The Best Ones

author image by Travis LeFevre | Lists Opinion | 0 Comments | 04 Sep 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to go and spend $20 on a random selection of games that were cheap as dirt. Of those twenty games, some were great, while others were total garbage. A majority of the games…

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Nintendo is Leaving Their Family Friendly Image Behind

author image by Brandon Lyttle | Opinion | 0 Comments | 03 Sep 2018

Known for iconic characters like Mario, Kirby, Link and Samus; Nintendo’s largely known as being a family-friendly company when compared to rivals Microsoft and Sony. While there have been exceptions on it’s consoles, it seems now more than ever that…

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We Still Need Ways To Rent Games. Here’s Why.

author image by Mark Filipov | Opinion | 0 Comments | 29 Aug 2018

Recently, it came to my attention that Gamefly is closing up shop. While this is just one of many nails in the coffin of my childhood, it put me in a mood of contemplation and reflection. Gamefly was not my…

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Valve’s Laziness Only Hurts It And Its Developers

author image by Ali Abdullah | Opinion | 0 Comments | 19 Aug 2018

It is no secret that Steam’s Marketplace has taken a dive in recent years. It has gone from tech demos being sold to games with no executable file, so you can’t even open the game. There was a time, though,…

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The Long Dark Is A True Survival Game Through And Through

author image by Mark Filipov | Opinion | 1 Comment | 17 Aug 2018

Over the years, there seems to have been a shift in what a survival game is. Not horror-survival or any other subcategory of survival, but rather a true survival game. These types of games used to be about — you guessed it — survival….

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8 Indie Characters Who Should Be In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

author image by Brandon Lyttle | Lists Opinion | 0 Comments | 10 Aug 2018

Crossover games have long been a staple of big developers to introduce fans to new game series and to celebrate the range of characters that have enjoyed success on their systems. But it’s only recently that Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros….

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No Man’s Sky Underpins the Importance of Allowing a Game to Speak for Itself

author image by Andrew McAtominey | Opinion | 1 Comment | 31 Jul 2018

When No Man’s Sky launched in 2016, it did so to little fanfare. Years of E3 demos, interviews, and even late-night talk show appearances had put gamers into a state of anticipation that matched the likes of Half-Life 3. Unfortunately,…

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Nine Books That Would Make Awesome Indie Game Worlds

author image by The Indie Ranger Team | Lists Opinion | 0 Comments | 28 Jul 2018

When it comes to video games and books, a general misconception is that they go together like water and oil. However, books, novels, novellas, etc., have been used time and time again as source material or inspiration for a ton…

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How “Papers, Please” Makes Tedious Work Enjoyable

author image by Brigham Pratt | Opinion | 0 Comments | 12 Mar 2018

Papers, Please is an interesting game. A 2013 release by indie developer Lucas Pope, Papers, Please, pushes the envelope of our idea of a game. The player takes on the role of an unnamed immigration officer tasked with allowing or…

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Why Technology Isn’t Making My Generation Antisocial. Quite The Opposite

author image by Travis LeFevre | Opinion | 0 Comments | 23 Feb 2018

I guess you could say that I have somewhat of an obsession with video games. I’ve had prior gaming experience with the legendary combination of my Gameboy Color and Pokemon: Yellow Version. However, it wasn’t until I snuck behind my…

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