DGC – On Games and Novelty

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The last couple weeks of the Game Corner have been observations on a growing sense of my dissatisfaction with gaming, and the probable causes as to why this might be the case (as I still love this medium and hope every new title that I play will unearth a sense of joy and wonder). I’m certain in a previous article, I’ve written on the elusive quality of ‘fun’ and how to different people in can have different meanings, but I would like to retread that topic, and explore why this concept seems so inexorably linked to gaming as a medium. Join me on this installment of the Game Corner. Read the rest of this entry »

The App Wrap Up – 23rd March, 2015

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Hey hey, and welcome to another installment of the App Wrap Up. It’s been a crazy week of releases, ideas, and far too much time spent playing Hotline Miami 2 (look for a critique once I best this monster). We have four new games to showcase this week.

As always, The App Wrap Up is here to showcase the iOS releases that I found interesting this week based on their trailers. Without further ado, let us begin! Read the rest of this entry »

The WoW Factor: Home Is Where the Garrison Is

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Travelling across the vast lands of Draenor is great; especially when you get to perform all kinds of heroic deeds along the way. But even the mightiest of champions needs a place to rest, and as far as I’m concerned, my garrison’s the best place for just that; a home away from home as it were. It’s also a place rarely seen by outsiders, but this week on The WoW Factor I’m making an exception, giving the outside world a glance at its daily ongoings. Read the rest of this entry »

Snippets of the Game Industry – 2015 Week 12

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Welcome dear readers to week 12 of 2015, and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter digs through point ‘n click classics, while Dave hits the handheld road. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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DGC – Reaching the goal

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First off this week I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to read and comment on last week’s article. I read every response, and after mulling it over, I am left wondering where the problem lies. Is largely an industry problem, is it just personal, or is it because of the deluge of entertainment options available, it just takes a lot more effort and determination to find those experiences that leave a profound effect upon us?.

A couple days after writing that article, an idea flourished that might explain my recent disfranchisement with most games I play… at least it’s an idea that bears further investigation. That is what will happen this week on the Game Corner. Read the rest of this entry »

The App Wrap Up – March 16th, 2015

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Hey hey GM readers, and welcome to another installment of the App Wrap Up! Last week was absent due to a lack of interesting iOS releases (it’s bound to happen now then. Personally, I blame GDC for it). This week however we have a word game, an action game, and a puzzle game. We’re covering some of the bases here! Read the rest of this entry »

Snippets of the Game Industry – 2015 Week 11

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Welcome dear readers to week 11 of 2015, and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter attempts to pull off a heist, while Dave awaits approval. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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The WoW Factor: Tour de Pandaria

The WoW Factor: Tour de Pandaria

Show of hands, who doesn’t think pandas are awesome? Well, I do anyway! So much that I recently decided to take a break from the on-going war efforts in Draenor, to tour the lands of Pandaria, and boy was it ever a barrel of laughs! I met everything from brew-happy farmers and battle-weary warriors to mystical monks and even one particular panda who actually saw fit to smack me as I attempted meditation. Odd people these pandaren, but full of life and spirit too; just like this week’s The WoW Factor! Read the rest of this entry »

DGC – Critical Trade-off

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Last year I wrote a Game Corner on what I referred to as “gamer malaise”. It’s the idea that those that play games can hit these areas where nothing released seems exciting, and while they constantly strive to find that game that will rekindle their interest, such a search can prove more difficult than one might think. It’s not due to a lack of choices either. Talk to anyone with a Steam account alone and they’ll tell you of the list of games they bought during a sale but haven’t gotten around to playing yet (the problem is only exacerbated when you bring each additional console system into the mix, including those of older generations). Read the rest of this entry »

Snippets of the Game Industry – 2015 Week 10

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Welcome dear readers to week 10 of 2015, and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter lays the smackdown on faulty censorship, while Dave creates boxes from his body to move things along. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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The WoW Factor: Taking Auchindoun With Me

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If there’s one constant in the world of Draenor, it’s that there’s always trouble brewing, whether it be caused by demons, corrupt orcs or simply unhappy citizens. In fact, just the other day, Auchindoun (burial site and resting place of numerous draenei souls) was the target of such trouble, facing an assault… from within its very walls! Fortunately for the sanctuary, a small group of heroes stood ready to face this perversion. This is their story. Welcome to The WoW Factor. Read the rest of this entry »

DGC – Magrunner & Portal

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Wow, it’s been a while since there last was a Dave Corner hasn’t it? Working on my thesis interfered with my motivation to write this weekly column on various aspects of videogaming, but I came to realise that it’s important to keep in practise, as the style of academic writing is quite different to my more personal stream of consciousness fare. So The Dave Corner is back for the foreseeable future, and I hope you all will join me through whatever topics pique my interest. Read the rest of this entry »

The App Wrap Up – March 2nd, 2013

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Hello GM readers, and welcome to another installment of the App Wrap Up! This week had many games to sift through, and many that looked interesting alas did not have a trailer to show off their gameplay. Luckily there were a handful that I could discuss, as that is the point of this article, despite how brief that discussion might be. Read the rest of this entry »

Snippets of the Game Industry – 2015 Week 9

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Welcome dear readers to week 9 of 2015, and our weekly snippets in which our writers pick their favorite news piece and release from the past week. This time, Peter struggles with trademark issues, while Dave preps for a return trip to to sunny Miami. Did any of that make sense? It will after you’ve read our picks!

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This War of Mine – Impressions

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I played an hour of This War of Mine, and I was relieved when that hour was up. Read the rest of this entry »

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