On June 10, prior to E3 2016, we published an essay titled “At A Crossroads: The Home Console.” The essay was based off of rumors and conjecture, anticipating what Sony..
I still remember the day I turned on my Wii U and began downloading new courses and characters for Mario Kart 8. The actual DLC itself is fun, nothing earth..
343 Industries will always face an uphill battle. The developer knew this when they took over the Halo franchise from creators Bungie. They knew that they would not only be..
Earlier this year, I argued for a very player-centric approach to game design, asking developers to let players break their games. I encouraged developers to make, essentially, sandboxes with rules..
A friend recently tipped me off to a popular post on the r/gaming subreddit. In it, an ex-developer discusses the things he wishes every gamer knew about video game development…
In many ways, Nintendo stands alone – the publisher/developer/console manufacturer is home to gaming’s most recognizable characters, to the most innovative hardware (even if it doesn’t always succeed) and home..
By Josh Snyder Recently, developer Harmonix announced that after a five year absence, they will be releasing a new entry in the once-popular Rock Band franchise. With the announcement, the..
By Josh Snyder Editor’s note – this is Part I in a series on internal consistency and logic. To read Part II, click here. Gamers often claim to want realistic..
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