When a company develops a sequel to a much-loved game, where should their focus lie? Should they think primarily about improving the gameplay experience of the first title, ensuring that this new endeavour is the most polished and well-rounded version of the game they can create? Should they innovate and create new experiences, knowing they…Continue Reading ›
Some games feature expansive, borderless open worlds that allow players to travel their length and breadth, seeking adventure in corners far and wide. For a long time in the world of gaming, this was the standard; franchises that were once level-based became open-world, and sandboxes overtook linear games as the go-to model for the triple-A…Continue Reading ›
A man from North Carolina said his dreams about collecting a Powerball jackpot was close to reality when instead he won a $100K scratch-off prize. Tom Scott of Statesville informed NC Education Lottery officials that dreams about hitting the Powerball prompted him to stop at a store briefly before Christmas to purchase a ticket for…Continue Reading ›
If you’re a master artist, spare a thought for those of us who can do no more than draw things at their most basic level. For most of us, the thought of depicting a human figure realistically is a distant dream, and we struggle to paint even the most rudimentary landscape to a degree that…Continue Reading ›
To what extent should a video game’s title explain its content? It’s a debate that, while not exactly raging, is always at the front of a developer’s mind when they’re creating a game. The title should be succinct, snappy and somehow revelatory of the content without being too much of a giveaway. A game’s title…Continue Reading ›
A crazy, ‘new’ crazy discovery that is trending around the globe has to do with an item we’ve all had our hands on at some point: A deck of cards.
Whether you’re an animal person or not, you can’t deny the impact dogs have had on human society. As companions, coworkers and even combatants in darker days, dogs have been by our side since civilization began. It’s hard to imagine a world without humans, but it’s even harder to imagine one without dogs.
There certainly are plenty of uses for wieners other than food or doing hotdog pranks. We’re talking about the food wiener, not the “other” less wholesome wiener. So if you came for the latter, then I’m sorry to disappoint. Just kidding, I’m not sorry. Anyway, some Japanese guy invented a way to outsmart a game’s…Continue Reading ›
Nothing can have a family at each other’s throats quite like a merciless game of Monopoly. Though the next time you’re close to throwing blows with your loved ones over who gets the car game piece, stop for a second to recollect where the board game came from.
Ah, the grand tradition of timewasting. Everyone’s got their own way to do it, whether that be something academic and intellectual like reading books, or something crazy like running for pleasure. Those of us who prefer our entertainment a little more digital flock to video games, though, and there’s never been a better time than…Continue Reading ›