Matt

Neverwinter MMO: Forgotten Realms all but forgotten…?

Back in 2002, BioWare teamed up with Atari and brought us a solid RPG in Neverwinter Nights. Since its release fans have seen updates and expansion but it has been over a decade since this game came out and last time that happened I was without Diablo. For many fans...

Squaresoft – Final Fantasy: A legend born from ruin

Squaresoft, at the beginning of their publishing career was a known and respected voice amongst Japan's seemingly endless supply of studios but not one that had found a break with a hit title that rocked the foundations of the gaming world, until Final Fantasy. From a...

Sandbox vs Theme Park: Which is the better form?

'Sandbox' is a term we have all heard of time and time again but when put it in the same sentence as 'Theme Park', the relationship may seem cryptic. I'll give you a hint, we are simply referring to an aspect of game design focused on how the player interacts with the...

Dark Souls II: Prepare to die… Again!

Dark Souls II: Mysterious Warrior  - Who is our hero? The past few days have been exciting for me and many many others, concerning the trailers, teaser videos, lore speculation and official gameplay footage with Dark Souls II director, Yui Tanimura. I thoroughly...

Starcraft 2: Kerrigan’s Return

Most Starcraft fans have probably already purchased their copy of this phenomenal story, captured over the original game: Wings of Liberty and the first expansion, Heart of the Swarm but just in case you haven't been introduced, here you go. I wanted to tell you guys...

Popular ‘Builds’ Gone Bad

Let me begin this snippet with a question: "How many of you gamers are enthralled by the idea of character builds?" I have always loved the idea... until recently when I really thought about what was going on and then I discovered that I miss the old ways of making a...

Game Development Pitfalls

Fireside Discussion: Chapter 7: Gaming Superficiality Bullshit Are you tired of shallow game design? I am sick to death of it. In fact, I would pay twice as much money; thats right, $120 for a solid game experience that delivered on all cylinders. I know many of you...

PS4 VS Xbox – FIGHT!

Whoa calm down, the fight hasn't begun yet but soon in the coming months it will be, yes another showdown and console war generation is about to begin, or is it? Consumer reports have shown that contrary to buying habits 6 years ago when these 2 giants went at it...

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

FFXIV Updates/News:  A shallow look at what was a deep seeded problem! Obviously developers and game design want to keep the best secrets to themselves but recently they have released information on various aspects familiar to the MMO world, it's fans and some...

Next Generation: Gamers Evolving

Click here to read about how psychological triggers have evolved with us gamers to form stronger attachments and maybe even mild addictive behavior in just about anyone willing to play!

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