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  • Blog Post: Do Updates Change Games For The Better?

    It used to be that once a developer released a game it was finished. No matter how much a developer wanted to continue working on the title, the game was done. NES titles from 30 years ago play exactly the same today as they did when they first hit store shelves. Today’s gaming world is not nearly... More
  • Blog Post: The Three Types Of Games That Keep Me Coming Back

    I have a habit of loving certain video games too much. They grab me and don’t let go, to the point where I stay with one too long and ignore other games that I’ve bought and want to play. You may be in the same boat as me. Most of the times I love the game I’m playing, but after a certain... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – RPGs With Tedious Starts Shouldn’t Get A Free Pass

    Tedium is inherently subjective. Some folks like turning over every last stone on the hunt for that last powerful item. Others like grinding for hours in RPGs to maximize their entire party’s potential. However, it’s safe to assume that the broad majority of gamers are interested in having... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Weird But Useful Items In Video Games

    Video game developers have always been able to imagine up unique and iconic items. Sometimes they make sense, like the Buster Sword or Spartan Armor. But there are also many items that are just weird and inexplicable. These are some of the strangest but most useful items found in video games. 10. Stunkz... More
  • Blog Post: The Strange And Compulsive Habits Of Gamers

    Most gamers instinctively do something inexplicable while playing games. Some will spend hours managing their inventory in an RPG, as if placing a fire staff next to a book will actually cause a house fire. Others need to find every collectible or open every treasure chest in a game, even when they’re... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Creepiest Masks In Video Games

    Masks serve many functions in video games. Sometimes they’re just used to change a character’s appearance, and sometimes they bestow bonuses or trigger transformations. It’s undeniable, however, that some of the best or most memorable masks are also pretty creepy. Whether it’s... More
  • Blog Post: Going Beyond Skyrim: Modders Build Bethesda’s Entire World

    Anyone who played Bethesda’s massive hit Skyrim constantly heard NPCs talking about the eight other countries outside the game’s borders, but you couldn’t actually visit these places. One modding community is working to change that. Beyond Skyrim is a fan-made, unofficial expansion... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Comical Video Game Music Videos

    There's nothing I love more than wasting time exploring the seemingly infinite offerings from YouTube and discovering hilarious videos, and some I wish I had never seen. Among these trips into the dark corners of YouTube, I enjoy checking out video game videos to see if anything catches my eye. Here... More
  • Blog Post: Comparing The Open World Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Some fans might be worried about The Witcher 3's leap to an open world, that the tightly-constructed narrative of previous entries might be sacrificed to appease a growing trend in the industry. Rest assured, the development team at CD Projekt RED is confident that they have created the perfect fusion... More
  • Blog Post: Character Building

    Due to the recent release of Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Bethesda’s massive world again. After playing for an unhealthy amount of time, I realized that I wasn’t paying too much attention to the developer’s story. However, I was still following... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 12/7/2012

    It's snowing here in Minneapolis. To most people that means icy roads, itchy scarves, and bad drivers, but to us it's just a great excuse to stay in and play video games. Andrew Reiner: If I don't shoot a handful of endangered animals in Far Cry 3, this weekend is a failure. If you haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Attention to Detail: 10 Things That Make Any Game Better

    Great ideas are the foundations of great games, and no one can deny that developers today create many entertaining concepts. Even so, sometimes the simple things get overlooked. Every gamer has stopped in the middle of playing and wondered why a developer failed to include an obviously useful feature... More
  • Blog Post: Stopping To Smell The Roses

    This console generation is filled with stunning open worlds. Entire games have been based around settings like Skyrim and Rapture, where the environments are characters in themselves. Particle effects and dynamic lighting make them all the more believable while the narratives draw you into the fold.... More
  • Blog Post: How Bethesda Can Bring Me Back Into Skyrim

    I love Skyrim. Bethesda’s exceptional RPG was my personal 2011 game of the year. After a hundred-plus hours in-game and a year of real time, though, I’ve moved on. Here’s what the DLC the company is teasing can do to convince me to return to the frozen north of Tamriel. Craft Some New... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Your Backlog: This Console Generation's Infamous Release Weeks

    A special kind of anxiety accompanies being a gamer. Every once in a while a week like this one comes along when there is an excess of good games to play such as Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It’s not a bad problem to have, but it can make our back logs more intimidating. No matter their... More
  • Blog Post: The Good And Bad Of Skyrim's Hearthfire DLC

    Yesterday, Bethesda released Hearthfire , the second piece of DLC for Skyrim. Unlike Dawnguard , which featured a lengthy questline, Hearthfire involves less structured content that allows players to slowly construct their own homesteads. Is this enough to draw players back into the vast world of Skyrim... More
  • Blog Post: Using Kinect In All The Wrong Places

    I was watching a movie on my Xbox 360 the other night, when I had to go upstairs. The controller had long turned itself off. My hands were full of empties. Rather than drop everything onto the floor (my immediate instinct), I just said “Xbox, pause,” and the system obediently put the action... More
  • Blog Post: Daedra, Werewolves, And Vampires: The Creatures Of The Elder Scrolls Online

    While our month of coverage for The Elder Scrolls Online is over, we wanted to share with you a section cut out of our combat video that focuses on the monsters. Pulling from Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, some of the creatures inhabiting the online world of Tamriel will be familiar to fans of the... More
  • Blog Post: The Stylized Art Of The Elder Scrolls Online

    How do you create an art style that unifies the worlds of Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim? As the art director for The Elder Scrolls Online, Jared Carr is spearheading the unification of Tamriel as it enters the realm of the MMO. Watch the video below to learn why the team chose a stylized approach and... More
  • Blog Post: The Tactical Combat Of The Elder Scrolls Online

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a multi-pronged strategy to separate its combat from other MMOs on the market. With an emphasis on fewer, more powerful skills and rewarding tactical maneuvers like creating synergy bonuses between two players, the team at Zenimax Online Studios is attempting to create a... More
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