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The Saga of Star Wars Battlefront 2

While many popular games have been released this year, very few can claim as much attention as Star Wars Battlefront 2. But even with so much media coverage, I found myself confused about the game people thought was controversial. I understood it was something about lootboxes and being pay-to-win, but I didn’t know the details. So, on the eve of the game’s official release, I̵...[Read More]

Jumpscares or Tension Building?

April and May saw the release of two highly anticipated horror games with very different styles of scaring. Outlast 2 is a terrifying midnight romp through a cultist infested village who will murder you as soon as look at you, and with jerky camera movements and dim lighting, you’re almost guaranteed to never see it coming. Little Nightmares, on the other hand, relies on glimpses, perspective dist...[Read More]

Is Beam now in the Mixer?

Streaming has become a huge part of the online gaming experience, no doubt about it. Gamers can immediately find out about the latest and greatest in gaming by finding someone who is streaming it. You can meet awesome streamers and communities and feel like you’re a part of something. So it comes as no surprise that there were many companies who looked at this growing trend and wanted to set up a ...[Read More]

Dodging Through Superhot VR: Review

Dance like nobody’s watching. That’s what they say. So, I danced my way right on through Superhot VR. Sounds a bit weird, right? But that’s exactly what I took away from my time with Superhot VR. If you don’t know already, Superhot is a first person shooter where time only moves when you do. Let me expand on that a bit. If you do nothing but stand still, nothing happens. But the moment you start m...[Read More]

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Cloning around in the garage. Every time I strap into VR, I know I’m in for a treat. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is proof of that. As soon as I start the game, I am instantly transported into the living room you see so many times on the show. After a few minutes just aimlessly mucking about with all the objects I could grab at, I figure out how to start the game. Now I know this sounds...[Read More]

Multiplayer Mayhem: Brawlhalla, Death Squared, Sombrero

My favorite genre may be epic adventure, but as far as community-building, friendship-rending, knock-down-drag-out good times go, nothing tops a great multiplayer game. The floor of PAX was full of brawlers, co-ops, and friendly competitions to the death, and I had the privilege to play a few of these games and chat with the developers. Now it’s time to pass the word along to you about all the swe...[Read More]

The Future of Brawlhalla

Do you remember what it was like (or maybe you still do it) to be sitting home with your friends getting your “Smash bros” on? I had the opportunity this PAX East weekend to check out Brawlhalla by Blue Mammoth Games and I must say, I am a little embarrassed to say that it was my first time checking out this game. Brawlhalla is a 2D platform fighting brawler game. It brought back all the...[Read More]

The Benefits of NOT Entering Early Access

What makes for a successful game these days? Many factors can contribute to this, but more recently we’ve seen a decline in the content of games through early access on steam. Too often do we see developers trap themselves in “alpha hell” by forcing their games into steam early access in hopes of getting high traffic user feedback. This rarely happens unfortunately… for multiple reasons. From pers...[Read More]

Adventure with Heart: Hob, Frostrune, and Pit People

Since 2004, the Penny Arcade Expo has been an opportunity for developers across the world to showcase their creations, from mobile puzzlers to epic open world adventures. The true joy, however, is to see how much love and passion these developers have put into their games; countless hours of concept art, story boarding, and code writing all coming together to make an interactive experience for gam...[Read More]

Tobii Eye Tracker: Kill Robots With Your Eyes

Tobii is a technology that allows computers to understand what you are looking at by using an eye tracker. With it, you can complement keyboards, mice and gamepads as an input method for a new game experience. You can automatically center the target when you look at them! Your point of gaze will control what’s being shown on the screen. Tobii creates eye tracker devices, including integration...[Read More]

What is Twitch Integration?

Trading. Online co-op. Tournament ranking systems and hidden achievements. Since the dawn of gaming, developers have always been on the lookout for new features to widen their audiences and draw them in, and since the rise of live streaming and Twitch, we’ve seen an increase in one particularly interesting feature: Twitch Integration. What is Twitch Integration?Twitch Integration allows...[Read More]

The Science Behind Licking Nintendo Switch Cartridges

As I’m sure most people are aware, exciting things are happening in the world of console gaming with the release of Nintendo’s latest system, The Switch. This console has been noted for its portability, multiplayer capabilities, and the return of the classic cartridge system. However, one way or another, people have come to find out that these new cartridges are incredibly bitter to the taste buds...[Read More]

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