Visceral Reminds DICE How To Battlefield!

  The latest offering in the Battlefield franchise is here and it is brought to us by Visceral Games. Leading up to Hardline, fans were worried they would merely reskin Battlefield 4 and create essentially what amounts to nothing more than a full priced expansion pack. And judging by the initial E3 beta it was looking like we were right. Setting aside the fact that it was a beta, the game was plagued by many … Read More

What makes a game fun? Episode 003 – Snowballing

Now, this’s a bit off the topic I’d been going to cover, but it’s pertinent to the first two episodes of the “What Makes A Game Fun?” series. So what’s the topic that I’m beating around the bush on today? Why, snowballing. No, no, not THAT kind of snowballing… ew. It’s also best if you don’t ask yourself why I know that term. No, I mean the kind of snowballing which refers to the effect … Read More

The Holy Trinity of Video Games

In most games, we are aware of different classes.  The visuals are pretty easy to come up with.  The knight in shining armor, the smiling rogue, and the priestess that keeps people going beyond what they thought possible.  These examples are the most highly recognized by just about everyone.  And while we might tire of their examples being used all the time, they are easy to recognize and hard to beat.  This has come to … Read More