Interesting Gaming Stories

Cost of Gaming

The Cost of Gaming Since the 1970s

Video games are an expensive hobby.
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What Makes a Monster? Fears Made Manifest in Word, Image, and Play

For much of its history, horror has been brushed aside as a trivial genre unworthy of serious artistic consideration.
Nostalgia and games

Buying Happiness: Why Nostalgia In Games Is So Effective

Nostalgia is a powerful drug, and when games like Final Fantasy 7 Remake
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Toge Productions on the End of Flash Gaming

Flash is dying. For many gamers who grew up with flash games, this is sad news.
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The 100 Best Games of the 2010s

Looking at any ten year period in gaming's history, you're going to find a ton of really great games, but the 2010s were more than that.
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How Some of Vanilla WoW's Most Popular Dungeons Were Made

Molten Core. Blackrock Spire. Ahn'Qiraj.

Surviving EverQuest's Hard-as-nails Classic Servers

World of Warcraft: Classic hit just before some
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What is Cyberpunk?

In 1984, William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer was released.
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Localizing Judgment: Go Big or Go Home

Tomorrow, Westerners will finally get their hands on Judgment<
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How the Mistborn Adventure Game Caters to Sanderson Fans and New Tabletop Players

I admit, I'm not great at tabletop roleplaying games.

Character Select: Vivi

We often go on a journey of excitement with larger-than-life characters in video games.
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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
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Queer Characters in Gaming - A Brief History

Gaming has grown extensively beyond the stereotyped perceptions of the medium in decades past.
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Where's Wario? - The Unrealized Potential of Wario Land

Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year, I selected Wario. It was just once, I think—maybe twice.
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Erich Schaefer On Starblo - Blizzard's Unreleased Sci-Fi ARPG

Starblo is the name of a game that you likely haven't heard of before, but you certainly know the company who worked on it: Blizzard Enter
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Let's Talk About Loot Boxes and Kids

I never really saw what the big deal with loot boxes, packs, skins etc was. Who cares what other people do with their money?

15 Years Of Fire Emblem In The West

By now, Fire Emblem has become a household name for plenty of gamers.

Character Select: Biblical Themes in Mass Effect Part 1

The Mass Effect trilogy has constantly been argued by me as one of the most important game franchises in the past decade.
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Fallout 2 Turns 20

Say you’re hired by a gang boss to assassinate an important man.

Bullet Points - Bloodborne's Insight

Alexander Pope once said that "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Nowhere is this truer than the world of From Software's 2015 masterpiece <
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Interview with Chris Avellone on Obsidian Entertainment

Chris Avellone requires little in the way of introduction.

How 11 Bit Studios Created Society Survival Simulator Frostpunk

When a game releases, we only see the latest version of it coming out.
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35 Years Of Influence - A Look Back at Origin Systems, Creators of Ultima and More

There was a whole lot going on in the world of computers and games in the years leading up to the founding of Origin
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"We Made It." Celebrating Ten Years of Mass Effect

It has been ten years since Canadian developer BioWare released the first game in what is now a long-running franchise, Mass Effect.
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Hotline Miami 5th Anniversary Retrospective

When Hotline Miami released back on October 23rd, 2012, it was met with
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In Defense of Difficulty

One of the most unique and defining aspects of games is that you can almost guarantee that no two people will ever have the same exact experience p
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No Man's Sky's Growing Galactic Community

It's almost been a year since Hello Games released their massively hyped space simulator No Man’s Sky.

The Return of the 3D Platformer

The release of Yooka-Laylee last month seems to have gotten a ball rolling.
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G2A - Don't Believe Their Half-Truths

G2A is pretty smart. They know that because they often have the best deals on games, people are going to buy from them.