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Video Game Stories Are Powerful Tools

Picture from Playstation.com The level of interactivity found within single-player gaming experiences is particularly good for telling stories that impact the player. It leaves them considering the messages contained within and helps immerse them within the gameplay.Talking about stories and the personal experiences they have…
Will Edmonds
October 5, 2022
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The Game Jam Community

How quickly can a game be created? A month? A week? Less than 48 hours?Game Jams have pushed this idea to the limit for years, bringing together teams of developers, who are sometimes strangers before the event, to dedicate their energy to one cause: create…
Rae Machado
February 25, 2022
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Why You MUST Pay Attention to Esports

If the past month has told us anything about sports, storylines are what pays the bills and what gets people in the seats. Every sport with at least a modicum of a following recognizes that storylines generate passion — for college, this statement can be…
Gavyn Roberts
December 11, 2021
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Video Game Auteurs

The world of video gaming is populated by huge corporations with massive teams working to make games every year. But some developers stand out among them, the ones who make their own personal vision come to life — the video game auteurs. You may have…
Cooper Marshall
November 12, 2021
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The Ever-Changing Environment of Technology in Gaming

The advancement of media technology over the past hundred years has been marked by rapid improvements that continue to accelerate — as Moore's Law continues to prove remarkably accurate. In 1965, Gorden Moore, co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, found technological enhancements in computers doubled…
Gavyn Roberts
October 27, 2021
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Motion Capture In Games: An Overview

There are many factors that people love to judge video games on, anything from the specifics of a battle system to whether there was too much water in the world. Above all, though, the first thing that players notice in a video game is its…
Rae Machado
October 20, 2021
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Balancing in Competitive Games

Balancing in competitive gaming is a delicate act. It is a constant struggle to bring a giant community to the consensus that a game is fair, and this takes consistent time and effort. It is a difficult topic to consider for developers and players alike.…
Matthew Hurt
March 25, 2021
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The Treatment of Women in Gaming

If there’s one stereotypical quality any non-gamer would assume of the gaming community in general, it’s misogyny. While this stereotype obviously isn’t true of all gamers, or even most gamers, we would be doing a disservice to assume this isn’t something that needs to be…
Emily Land
March 5, 2021
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Why Preference is Great in Games

and why single-player games shouldn't be counted out -- even in the realm of esports. The greatest thing about video games to me is that there is something for everyone, especially considering the effort developers are making towards accessibility. This is highlighted best to me…
Matthew Hurt
February 12, 2021