In elementary school, I didn’t have too many friends. I mostly stuck around the same five people all the way through and I was content living that way. Through these friendships, I also had another relationship with an online, multiplayer game: RuneScape. RuneScape self-describes as the “Free to Play Fantasy MMORPG Game.” The RuneScape now […]
While I don’t consider myself to be an avid video gamer, what I find most interesting about the media genre is the story, visual, and audio craft. Depending on the medium, whether it is a console or handheld device, I am interested in the defamiliarization that developers strive to achieve with their gamecraft. When I […]
“It’s a waste of time!” “Do something actually good for you!” “Get off the couch and do something productive for once!” Do these motherly calls sound familiar? Especially if you’re a gamer? Well I have news for your mom and everyone over the age of 30 who thinks video games are a waste of time: […]
Fans of the online video game store Steam will be delighted to hear that a new feature called “Big Picture” will let them take their favorite games to their living room. Big Picture lets users activate a simple TV friendly interface for Steam, and navigate through it with a video game controller. Everything from the […]
Valve, the massive video game company behind the social game distribution software Steam, recently announced that a Steam client for Ubuntu Linux is in the making. The announcement, made via a new company blog dedicated to Linux, described how Valve managing director Gabe Newell has been looking forward to bringing their gaming network and Source game […]
So you finally made the switch. The big upgrade. You’ve entered the new age of technology and embraced the wonder that is the smart phone. Well, I’m sure you’re quickly learning just how amazing they are. So amazing, in fact, that it’s hard to remember everything they can do. So, to that end, here’s a […]
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