Why should anybody read this stuff?

For the most part, the information you get here can be found elsewhere on the internet with a little searching. Often, the news that can be found here is brief, summarized and bundled into short paragraphs that don’t offer a ton of detail. So, why should anyone even bother reading anything here? Why not just […]

Fair is fair

Here’s a question for you to think about:What is fairness?To a lot of people, fairness is an equal playing field or a game where everyone abides by the rules. That’s understandable. But is that really important in video games, or even achievable?I was having this conversation a couple of weeks ago with a friend, mainly […]

“The Bureau” should remain classified

Honestly, “The Bureau: XCOM Declassified” is not a bad game. The controls leave something to be desired and the idea behind it seems to mess with the series’ continuity, but so does last year’s “XCOM: Enemy Unknown.” The characters are wooden and there are so many predictable conventions being bandied about that it feels like […]

2013 Game of the Year Picks

2013 is officially over, and that means it’s time for every video-game media outlet to choose their Game of the Year. We at GCV decided that since we all have such differing tastes in games, we would all just choose our own individual games of the year. So, read further to find out what each […]

Dream Chasers v1.0

[Ed. Note] This article was written by Game Creator’s Vault founder and video-game industry professional Mark Soderwall. Mark Soderwall speaking at the University of California Irvine. A fairly common question I get asked after lectures and presentations I give on game-design best practices is How to stay so passionate or positive in an industry that […]

PlayStation 4: Next-gen is right now

Sony unveiled their next-generation gaming console, the PlayStation 4, yesterday at an event held in New York City.  The event can be watched in its entirety over at the PlayStation Blog. The console itself was not actually shown at the event because it’s final design has not yet been decided on, according to statements made […]