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More Than Just Entertainment: Video Games as a Vessel

Colton Butler
Games like Rainswept can serve as a vessel for the exploration of sensitive topics in a very intimate, interactive space. Despite playing a role, the player is always somewhat removed from the events themselves through the sheer way of “playing.” In this way, video games can be a safe space...
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The 10 Best Indie Games For The Switch, So Far

Anthony Frisina
The Switch is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the home console market and by far a commercial success. Its use of touch screen technology, innovative handheld, and console design, and a plethora of great first-party titles have proven the house that Mario built is still a force to be reckoned with in the current console...
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Epic Games Store Has Some Epic Faults

Trevor Poole
On January 14, 2019, there was an uproar due to some comments translated from a Russian podcast featuring the Director of Publishing Strategy for the Epic Games Store, Sergey Galyonkin. The long short of the comments dealt with paying influencers (Streamers, video content producers, etc.) money through the Support-A-Creator Program...
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10 Mobile Games to Play Instead of Mafia City

Xander Ewing
Mobile gaming is widely dismissed by most gamers. Despite having the largest audience, mobile games tend to have much less effort, time, and money put into them than most games on PC and consoles. Mobile games have garnered the reputation of being cheap, riddled with ads, and pay-to-win. While none...
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Profiting on hate is trash, and you’re trash if you do it

The Indie Ranger Team
Sit down, because we’re gonna get political up in here. Recently, yet another video game has received mainstream attention for being hateful hot garbage on a rusty platter. If you’re thinking about Angry Goy 2, then yeah, you’ve nailed it. A game that lets you play at Christopher “Crying Nazi”......
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Top Horror Indie Games of 2018

The Indie Ranger Team
It’s Halloween time! That means it’s the season of pumpkins, apple cider and horror games! The horror genre is an expansive one that encompasses slashers, psychological horror, comedic horror, and more! These genres extend into the world of gaming and out of it have come some great titles. To commemorate......
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10 Inspired Indies That Rival the Source Material

Dan Popoloski
For any number of reasons, big developers and publishers move on from franchises, even when fans aren’t satisfied, or a story isn’t finished. Even if a series is alive and well, sometimes gamers want a little bit more of that same experience to fill in the gap between releases. Luckily,......
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I Threw A Few Bucks At Some Cheap Games. Here Were The Best Ones

Travis LeFevre
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 featured are short and sweet and, given the price tag,......
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