2K Games’ Christoff Hartmann stated in an interview with Gamesindustry.biz that photorealism is necessary for video games to be able to compete with movies at reaching audiences on an emotional level.I completely disagree with this opinion. Tears were shed over these blocky heroes. How many players cried over Aeris’s death? How many players were moved […]
We’ve heard these promises before: “So real you’ll feel like you’re inside the game!” Virtual reality games have come and gone, and been put inside of arcades and then gotten rid of again. The last time I played something where I had to put my head inside of a suspended visor to get “in the […]
As the Nintendo Wii came out of the shadow of the Nintendo Revolution rumor, movement based gaming suddenly received a jolt of life on the home console. Games that were traditionally thought of as arcade titles and not feasible for the home environment were now entirely possible and encouraged. However, the gaming community began to […]
I’ve played quite a few movie tie-in games in my life, and (surprise) they are generally not very good. I don’t think it’s the fault of the developers, though, because studios like Beenox, which has created both movie tie-in and original titles, are capable of creating very good games when they aren’t tied to films. […]
Thinking of a fighting mechanic for your game? Why not freeflow combat? Check out this discussion video of John and Parker dissecting freeflow combat and what it does for a game!
(This article can also be found on the site Talk Nerdy to Me Lover.) So I’m not sure how I feel about the new consoles looming on the horizon. Of course at this point everyone knows about the Wii U and its imminent release, and then there are the new Xbox and Sony systems that […]
How many castles do you people have? We’ve all encountered them at least a few times throughout our adventures in the myriad digital worlds we explore on a daily basis, and there are certainly many more than we could list here, but this is a list compiled by Jesus of his (least?) favorite cliches in […]
With the demand for digital versions of games now at a record high, Parker and Anders discuss their feelings about downloadable games. How do you feel about the Live Marketplace and the PSN Store? Do you like them? Do you miss physical copies of games? Tell us what you think!
How do you feel about free-to-play games? With so many massively multiplayer online (MMO) and browser-based games coming out, we think this question is definitely relevant to today’s gaming industry. Tell us what you think after watching this Open for Discussion video!
An oldie but a goodie from the very beginning of our site, we’d like to see if any of our new fans have an opinion on the matter. Do graphics make the game? Leave your comments below and let’s get a discussion going! Don’t be afraid!