For the last time: GAMES ARE NOT MOVIES

For the last couple of console generations we’ve seen the big budget publishers abuse the word “cinematic” to justify things like stunted framerates and a futile obsession with photo-realism. AAA companies not ...

Virtual Pets are Ruff

Virtual pets have come in all different shapes, sizes, and forms since the original Nintendo home console. Whether we were on our best day, or our worst, they have helped us reach a tough spot, escape the near ...

Why Make an FMV Game?

Last year, Her Story, burst onto the video game scene with its enthralling mystery and intelligent design.  I don’t know if it excelled in all areas - I enjoyed the story and the performance from Viva Seifert, ...

Enough Bad Video Game Writing

This last week I finished Le Cartel Studio’s, Mother Russia Bleeds.  A throwback to Streets of Rage, Mother Russia Bleeds is a decent game that enjoys filling most its side-scrolling world with enemies and then...

Oppression: The Gimmick

By now, you've probably heard about “Augs Lives Matter,” the phrase used in a promotional image for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that the franchise’s executive brand director, Andre Vu, claims only “coincidentally”...