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

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

Why I didn’t like the Legend of Korra

Let me be clear, I really really wanted to like the Legend of Korra. I remember people telling me how much they hated it, and how I shouldn’t even give it a chance. Being stubborn as I am, I decided to give it a chance anyway. I’m of the opinion that I can let certain flaws slide if a work redeems itself in the end. I can forgive a great deal if a show manages … Read More

BasedGamer Hits Goal, Next Goal Up

After a slow crowdfunding campaign on INDIEGOGO the community project known as BasedGamer reached it’s funding goal thanks to a last minute push by it’s team. BasedGamer wants to be a review aggregation site for video games much like Rotten Tomatoes is for movies. As quoted from their campaign “BasedGamer will be devoted to a community driven by gamers. Similar to the popular website, “RottenTomatoes.com,” BasedGamer will feature a genuine aggregation of game reviews and … Read More

Meritocracy : Taking A Lesson From Gaming

We stand today at a point we’ve never stood at before, led here by a great many social movements, from the end of slavery, all across the annals of history to GamerGate.  This point is a crrossroads, and one which holds great promise, if we choose to pursue the path as of yet unchosen. The crossroads holds two signs, each facing an opposing direction, attached to a wooden pole in the ground, and we find … Read More

Where Is My Game Now ? Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

I have been a Call of Duty player since the beginning of the series and have held on as long as I can. It’s so sad when you really want to make a gaming purchase but the weight of the flaws and the lack of confidence in the developer and publisher prevent you from buying. Sad really is the word that describes my feeling best when a COD follow up game misses the mark more … Read More