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E3 2016: Towards a new videogame generation?

by Nazih Fareson July 31, 2016
While Sony dominated pretty much the media battle through a well oiled and orchestrated program for their conference, E3 2016 will nonetheless be marked by the new announcements of PlayStation and Xbox. Both console builders are already prepping consumers and publishers for future consoles which are technically not so new, initiating a new way to conduct technological […]

The cult of Super Smash Bros.

by Nazih Fareson December 31, 2014
Alongside Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart and Pokémon, Super Smash Bros. is now becoming the fifth major Nintendo license, one of those able to sell consoles with their name alone. This year, it was with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that the Japanese giant played its Christmas strategy on their home console, […]

Collector Editions: Are they worth it anymore?

by Nazih Fareson April 26, 2014
Collector Editions… They are desirable, huge boxes containing so many goodies that the discs themselves get lost in it. Collector editions are aimed for the wealthy players or fans that are willing to go to the point of selling a kidney to get them. In this 2014 ultra-competitive market for video games, collector editions have […]

Do Game Developers Have an Ethical Responsibility to Players?

by Mazen Abdallahon February 17, 2014
Most people on social media have heard about the rage-inducing mobile game Flappy Birds and the developer’s surprising decision to take it down. For those of you that don’t know, Flappy Birds was a ridiculously simple phone game where you had to guide a little bird through openings in the Super Mario Bros pipes. And […]

How Much Gaming Can You Do With Your Steam Machine?

by Mazen Abdallahon January 14, 2014
The Steam Machines have been announced! Rejoice! Gabe Newel came down from the mountain with his tablets announcing a wide range of hardware running SteamOS. For a few hundred dollars (or 6000, depending on your needs), you can enjoy PC gaming in your living room! Except of course, you can’t play that many games. As […]

The Big Debate: Violence and Videogames

by Nazih Fareson December 4, 2013
The majority of scientific studies reveal that video games increase the risk of violent behavior among its users. The progression of realism in the latest generation of games promotes mechanisms for identifying the character, and contrary to some theories, these games do not act as an tool for players , but would rather triggers aggression. […]

Four Reasons Indies Can’t Save the PlayStation Vita

by Mazen Abdallahon October 11, 2013
Oh look, another article on why the PlayStation Vita failed. Time to beat the dead horse some more, eh? In this case, that’s a double entendre, because the PlayStation Vita is about as successful as a dead horse in the portable race. My article is going after a more specific issue, which relates more to my interests […]

No one pays $60 to go to a funeral

by Aidan Minteron September 20, 2013
Just how real is “realistic” and more importantly how realistic do you want it, if video games are a form of entertainment then shouldn’t their primary purpose be to entertain? Specifically I’m talking about military based FPS titles, Gamespot writer Tom McShea penned an 800 word article based on his findings at last year’s E3 […]

Pokemon: Fifty Shades of Red And Blue

by Samuel Dassleron August 24, 2013
Pokemon arrived on North American shores in 1998 and became an overnight sensation. The seminal games Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue were instant critical and commercial successes that spawned a multimedia, and multi-billion dollar, empire. After the initial buzz and controversies died down Pokemon was written off as a fad. I remember this all because I was […]

An Open Letter to Phil Fish

by Mazen Abdallahon August 21, 2013
So, Fez II is cancelled. A game many of us were looking forward to is now cancelled because you felt the game industry was too hostile for you to bear. Your exact words were ‘this is isn’t the result of any one thing, but the end of a long, bloody campaign.’ Fair enough, Phil. You […]