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Earth to Ecco: Eco-Friendly Games for Earth Month

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Gaming isn’t exactly the greenest of pastimes. High energy consumption and a lack of recyclability are just the tip of the (melting) iceberg, and while the occasional effort is made to tackle these problems, the “solutions” thus far have been less than impressive. And yet, there is an eco-friendly side …

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A Brief Interlude of Nostalgia

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So, a few weeks back, Man Crates contacted me. They’ve got an on-going project about retro-gaming and nostalgic memories to commemorate their Retro Gamer Crate. I’ve opted to join in, but want it to be clear: I received nothing for this post, it merely was requested of me. As always, …

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Urban Legends in Games: A Creepy Crash Course

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October: a time of campfire stories and grinning pumpkins, of tricks and treats and morbid delights. Mortals dress as ghouls and laugh (and scream) in the face of pretend dangers, and candles are lit and goose bumps are raised at the chime of the witching hour. It’s a whole month …

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Aegis Defenders: Genre-Blending In All It’s 16-Bit Glory

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Paying homage to the 16-bit era of video games isn’t exactly something unheard of in the current indie market. Many games are lining up boasting beautiful pixel art and retro-inspired gameplay infused with modern design sensibility. But just because a well has been drawn from frequently doesn’t mean the water …

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Crest: Rewriting The Laws Of The God Game

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The God Game is a somewhat strange genre. It’s been around for quite awhile, usually most successful on PC, but it’s never been the kind of genre to make a huge splash. Perhaps it’s the micromanaging and the generally slow pacing, not to mention the steep learning curve that is …

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The Other Multiplayer: Experiencing The Alternatives

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What image comes to mind when you think of multiplayer? Rocket launcher battles in Halo? Akimbo shotguns and Team Deathmatch in Call of Duty? Creeps and champions in League of Legends? These are what most people expect in their online gaming experiences, but these are just the most visible examples …