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Valve’s Laziness Only Hurts It And Its Developers

Ali Abdullah
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, when Steam meant something; having your game on Steam used...
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The Long Dark Is A True Survival Game Through And Through

Mark Filipov
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. Food, water, and shelter were your top priorities, and they...
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8 Indie Characters Who Should Be In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Brandon Lyttle
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. series has brought in third-party characters into the game, such...
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No Man’s Sky Underpins the Importance of Allowing a Game to Speak for Itself

Andrew McAtominey
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, the game released in a poor state, lacking many of...
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Nine Books That Would Make Awesome Indie Game Worlds

The Indie Ranger Team
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 of great games like the Metro series, Witcher franchise and...
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Why Technology Isn’t Making My Generation Antisocial. Quite The Opposite

Travis LeFevre
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 mom’s back and played Halo 3 on my brother’s Xbox...
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How The Worst Bugs Can’t Keep “Friday the 13th: The Game” Down

Colton Butler
Rain hammered on our heads at Camp Crystal Lake. Taking the lead as Tommy Jarvis, I and four other players made the daring decision to find Jason’s shack and locate his mother’s sweater. We stuck together, despite a few nail-biting moments when we feared Jason had us for good. After...
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How the Best Game You’ve Never Heard of Cured My Arachnophobia

Brigham Pratt
Well, sort of. I’m talking about Rain World. To address the title, I’m still not a fan of the eight-legged assassins, but after playing Rain World I certainly have a more sympathetic and understanding view of them. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will see my perspective, and...
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How Utomik Flips the Script on Game Streaming

Travis LeFevre
It is often referred to as the “Netflix of Gaming.” Overall, it is an accurate sentiment. However, unlike Netflix, Utomik choose an alternative approach to streaming. Currently, they offer a 14 day free trial and after that, it will cost $5.99 per month during open beta. You can find their catalog of games...