Why Metroid Prime 4 Being Delayed is a Good Thing

Nobody likes it when the game they’ve been waiting on for years gets pushed even farther into the future. It’s that never-ending feeling of sadness that comes over you when that game’s release date seems like it will never come to fruition. It’s a disappointing reality for many gamers. However, when it comes to Nintendo,Continue reading “Why Metroid Prime 4 Being Delayed is a Good Thing”

Rise of the Video Game Demo

In the 1990’s, the popular method of distributing a video game was shareware, a business model that blew up within the PC gaming market. It allowed players to receive a portion of a game, free of charge, and then pay a small fee to receive the full version. Developers would encourage their fans to shareContinue reading “Rise of the Video Game Demo”

Games as Experiences, Not Games as Services

Games as services seems to be becoming the prevailing thought process when making a new game. But for something to be classified as a ‘service’, it has to in some way ‘serve’ the person who owns the product that’s giving that service. And that just isn’t happening at all. The way the industry is movingContinue reading “Games as Experiences, Not Games as Services”

Mainstream Video Games Have Become Too Easy

When it comes to the topic of video game difficulty the most important thing to recognise is that difficulty is relative. What to me is simply a walk in the Green Hill Zone might well be a day of Battletoads for you. The concept of difficulty is broadened when considering what the aim of theContinue reading “Mainstream Video Games Have Become Too Easy”

Draining The Swamp: The Case for ‘Less Stuff’ in Video Games

I don’t know about you but when my family gets brutally executed all I want to do is collect as many feathers as possible. Likewise, when I wake up after being shot and buried alive all I want to do is find collectible snow globes. Collecting random junk is a staple of the gaming experience,Continue reading “Draining The Swamp: The Case for ‘Less Stuff’ in Video Games”