A look into Killing Floor 2’s Co-op

The Call: Survival In The New Domain A Journey into Killing Floor 2’s Co-op          The night sky is no longer dark. Instead, looking out of the window, What should have been a cloudy, dark night had long since become orange, with the lights of a thousand burning embers rising up into the sky, singing their song of chaos that had been ripped from the once peaceful streets of Paris. The wind … Read More

So you want to make a free to play game

Making a game is something you put your heart and soul into, yet in the end, to do so at a professional level instead of as a hobby requires that someone foots the bill for food, shelter, heating and so on. It’d be nice if we could just get the best people to make the best games, but reality dictates that we need to pay our employees. There are a lot of ways to do … Read More

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

Mark Kern’s Olive Branch

  Let me take you through my thoughts on this: First off, I want to say I support this petition and I have signed it prior to making this video. I also urge you to check it out, and also sign it if you agree with Mark Kern as I do. Secondly, there was an article on VG247 written by Patrick Garratt in response to this petition. I urge you NOT to waste you time … Read More

When is a game too long?

This has actually been on my mind since I first started playing role playing games, such as Realms of Darkness and Pool of Radiance. While RPGs are known for long story lines and expansive worlds, they are often plagued with game play times that exceed the 50 hour mark. In some cases, they actually exceed 100 hours of play.  Though I will grant that the games that go over 100 hours are rare, they often … Read More