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  • Blog Post: Ten Games That Came Back From (Development) Hell

    Making a game is never easy. Developers and publishers are subject to time, cost, and human resources constraints, just like other major entertainment media. Ideally, most games would go from conception to development to publication with few hitches. But some seem to hit every possible roadblock, resulting... More
  • Blog Post: Embracing The Unreal: The Art And Animation Of Fortnite

    Fortnite marks a drastic shift for Epic Games. The developer is publishing the ambitious title itself and building an all-new online infrastructure, but the most obvious distinction from its previous work is the game's tone. Leaving Gears of War behind, the artists at Epic are embracing the cartoony... More
  • Blog Post: Places – Dustbowl In Team Fortress 2

    Anyone who has ever played Team Fortress 2 has probably played Dustbowl. Endlessly replayable and endlessly entertaining, the push-and-pull struggle for control points that always exists on this map makes it a classic if there ever was one. Dustbowl is a three-part map that involves capturing or defending... More
  • Blog Post: Great Games That Don't Cost A Dime

    Free-to-play games often get a bad reputation. Many of these games intentionally prohibit player progress to make a quick buck, while others allow players to buy their way to success in what have become known as “pay to win” games. However, just because there are examples of free-to-play... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Is Oculus Rift The Future?

    It’s hard not to be enamored by the Oculus Rift the first time you strap the device to your head. My first experience with the virtual reality headset was with Team Fortress 2. The act of looking around the world of Team Fortress was totally engrossing. As I blindly reached out for a keyboard and... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Games That Changed Mid-Development

    During development, video games go through hundreds if not thousands of changes before making it to the consumer. It’s a regular part of the development of any game. For some games, however, we get to see them as they evolve, and by the time they release they look or feel much different than what... More
  • Blog Post: Games With Great Post-Release Support

    Sequels are a dominant force in video games. Publishers want to create blockbuster franchises that reliably rake in cash, and that means sequels. In the rush to pump out new games, sometimes developers forget people are still playing their previous titles. That’s why we appreciate when game makers... More
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