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Crowdfunding Spotlight – SkateBIRD

A decade or two ago, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was all the rage. Everyone had their favorite—mine was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3—and the games became a cultural phenomenon, right up…

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Discussing The Legal Issues of the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act

Earlier last month, United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) pledged to introduce legislation to combat microtransactions in games that were marketed to children. Senator Hawley soon followed through by introducing…

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Predicting E3 2019: Limited Run Games

June is an exciting time for many in the gaming world. E3 can be a cornucopia of delights for lovers of all games great and small, but there are many…

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What We Know About 11 bit studios’ Next Game

11 bit studios has had stellar performance lately with the success of Frostpunk, Moonlighter, and the various other games that they’ve developed and published. The company is expanding its publishing operations with…

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What I’d Like to See in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is still very much in development. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of this open-world role-playing game from the moment it’s been announced. The…

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How Julian Gollop Created Influential Strategy Classic X-COM: UFO Defense

The year is 1988. Movie tickets cost $3.50 (on average), the Salmonella bacteria crisis is ravaging the UK’s farming industry, and the first issue of the official Nintendo Power magazine is unleashed…

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A World Of Demons – Demon’s Souls’ Unique Approach to Online Multiplayer

It’s been ten years since the release of Demon’s Souls, the underrated first installment in the long-running Souls series by FromSoftware. Hidetaka Miyazaki’s unsung masterpiece contains many fascinating design decisions, including its emphasis…

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The Neverending Expansion of Digital Distribution Clients

Four years ago, I wrote about the growing world of digital distribution. I lamented the seeming split in game distribution services and the notion that I would have who knows…

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Chronicling The Shanghai Dragons Win Against Boston Uprising

The first Shanghai Dragons win has finally happened last night in their series against the Boston Uprising. After an 0-40 record in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League and…

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Metro Exodus DLC – What We May See For Future Content

Metro Exodus has finally launched and players are happily wandering across the wasted remains of Russian as Artyom and his friends try to find themselves a new home. The game’s…