Tag Archive: video games

Co-op retro project will be soon be a go

Brittnie and I have decided to embark on a co-op retro game project, where we’ll be playing old games together, then writing about the experience. With the help of some of our friends, we’ve got a preliminary list of the games that we’ll be tackling. Even though we’ll be kicking off the project by going through Dead Space Extraction, we decided to keep the list limited to games that were released on the SNES/Genesis or earlier. Here’s what we have together so far…got any suggestions to add? Let us know in the comments. Thank you!

NES:

  • River City Ransom
  • Snake Rattle and Roll
  • Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers

SNES:

  • Secret of Mana
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Uniracers
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Genesis:

  • World of Illusion
  • Toe Jam and Earl

 

Top 5 Most Immersive Games

My Friday guest post is up on the Little-Players blogs.  In it, I look at what I consider to be the 5 most immersive games out there, then continue on with some tips about how to get immersed in a game (which includes some points from my article “How to get scared playing a game“.)  Give it a read!

Today, we explore how to get the most out of playing a scary video game.

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Wednesday Rant: One step forward, two steps back

This week’s Wednesday Rant examines what happens when video game sequels screw things up that were previously right (or easily fixed, rather than completely scrapped.)

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The psychology of a player character

It's thinking time!

With games presenting emotional dilemmas to players now more than ever, how (and why) do we choose what actions to take?

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At the age of 26, I’ve been gaming for about 22 years.  Why have I continued playing video games on an almost daily basis…nonstop?  Why have any of us played video games for so long?

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Does a good story matter? Part 2

The debate over whether a good storyline matters in video games is one that has gone on for quite a long time.  In the first of two articles, we looked at some games whose experience directly hinged on having a great story.  However, in this second article, we explore some video games that provide amazing experiences with little or no story at all.

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Does a good story matter? Part 1

The debate over whether a good story matters in video games has gone on for quite a long time.  In this first of two articles, we take a look at some video games whose success is partially due to their well presented storylines.

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How to keep PC gaming culture healthy

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In our previous article, we examined why the PC gaming culture continues to expand despite numerous problems in the industry.  In this article, we will examine ways to keep the PC gaming culture healthy in the coming years.

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Four reasons large release PC sales are declining

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It’s cheaper than ever to build a rig capable of playing all the latest games.  So why are large release PC game sales declining?

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