Category: Video Games

Tech Talk: Seeing Sounds and the ‘Art Game’

 This feature can also be found at the South West Londoner, here. Singing Ribbons is a new art installation by Matthew Maxwell for the iPhone generation. A series of paintings consisting of bold stripes of colour can be scanned by a special mobile …

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The Solution is Fisticuffs

This feature is also available at n-Europe, found here. The Menu-Based RPG. Iconic for the games that come under it, the way it changed perspectives on game design, and the impact it had on gaming culture. It’s also a genre that’s fallen …

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Why You Should Play Virtue’s Last Reward

This review and eulogy for my game save was originally posted on n-Europe, and can be found here. Virtue’s Last Reward is outstandingly fresh, gripping and challenging. It’s by far the most interesting 3DS game I’ve played. But you shouldn’t buy it; at …

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The Too Spooky Shopping Trip

This article has been written as part of the Critical Distance October Blogs of the Round Table. It can also be read at Digital Heaven Entertainment, here. The scariest moment in gaming I’ve experienced? Accidentally saving over a near-endgame file of Final …

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10 Features More Games Should Include

This feature can also be found on Shadowlocked, here. Everyone has their personal likes and dislikes when it comes to game design, and when making games for the public, a developer can’t possibly please everyone. That said, there are often trends and …

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A Future of Polygonal Friends: Final Comments

This piece is split into three parts (Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here), and was written for the Critical Distance Blogs of the Round Table.  Thanks for taking the time to read ‘A Future of Polygonal Friends’!   This was …

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