The Political Battlefield of Games

In the past, I've been critical of political insertions into our video games and I feel I've done that with good reason. It's no secret that politics are entering the world of gaming and players are quick to call out the responsible parties for any perceived offense. Sadly, this makes it sound as if...

Cyberpunk 2077 – The Game of The Future?

During the recent Gamescom event, CD Projekt Red finally unveiled the gameplay demo for their upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. The pre-recorded and narrated gameplay demo shocked nearly everyone who saw it, myself included. “Now this, this is the future of gaming right here” I thought to myself as the neon lit scenes played out, accompanied by driving rock rhythms. I was...

Artist and Audience

Are we the audience or the artist? Do we tell the stories in games or do we experience them? In the past I've described games as the highest point of escapism our media has been able to deliver. By this I don't mean to say that games are any better as objects of storytelling, instead, I was trying to capture the idea that gamers are more than...

Steam vs. Discord: The Battle To Come

It is no secret that Discord has rapidly become one of the most successful and widely used communication platforms among PC gamers of all varieties. In recent months though, following significant updates to the platform and Discord’s own press releases, it has become clear that providing a great communication platform is not their only goal...

Rampant Inflation: A Tale of Game Economics

MMO games have a prevailing economic problem that developers have yet to effectively find a solution to. Imagine you're running through the forest of your favorite online game when suddenly a bandit pops out from behind the tree and attacks you. It's an easy fight and doesn't take you more than a few seconds. Upon the bandit's defeat...

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