May 22, 2013

Unwrapping the lessons of Candy Box

An article about Candy Box should start with a tone of winking surprise. It should tell you that for one week the great and good of videogame development and criticism were all obsessed with playing a silly little browser game, and frame this as an intriguing mystery. It should also tell you that Braid creator Jonathan Blow accidentally deleted his save, and that Super Hexagon developer Terry Cavanagh got hideously addicted. - Read More -

May 10, 2013

The Free Base: First Edition!

Hello there!

I come to you from distant, dangerous lands to bring you FREE GAMES. Glorious, precious games.

Here I’ll discuss my favourite freeware games I played during the month. April was particularly plentiful, mostly because of the many game jams that went on. The largest was the Ludum Dare game jam, where the challenge was to make a game on “minimalism” in 48 hours.

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May 8, 2013

Not Quite a Noob, Not Yet a Gamer

The poster looked good, the trailer was awesome and the hype was built up since the last installments sales started to fall. You wanted something fun and engaging with a story to be told. You wanted characters to fall in love with, to root for, to despise, and to surprise you.

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May 6, 2013

What’s Wrong With Killing Hookers?

None of us are angels here, you don’t have to deny it.  You’re among friends, you’re driving around a dark street in Liberty City, and you just happen upon a hooker – you pick her up and take her to a back alley.  After doing your business she gets out of the car.  You get out of the car too, and you beat her down with your baseball bat and take her money.

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May 1, 2013

Why I Sold My Nintendo 3DS

First things first: This article isn’t on why Nintendo is a bad company. I love Nintendo. I love the 3DS. I was the kid who brought his Gameboy everywhere. Whenever my mom took me to go shopping with her at places like Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Loehmanns, or Syms (shudders), my goal would be to find a quiet place to get some gaming time in. In grade school I was part of the Pokémon crew, where recess was usually “Pokémon battle time.” Nintendo is awesome and the products and games they create are great. Therefore, this article is about me and why I decided the 3DS is no longer suitable for me due to my current lifestyle.

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