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  • Thought Experiment: Restart

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    Restart. It's a concept as old as video games themselves. It's simple and it's integral to how we play games as a form of escapism. For some of us that means to simply pass time and for others to help forget an awful day at work, school or... More
  • If I made the next BioShock city...

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    After playing BioShock Infinite enough to platinum it and also get bored with the game I started thinking what I would do if I were Ken Levine. If I had to make a BioShock game to follow the brilliance that Infinite and its predecessor presented, what could I possibly do to match that? What could anyone do in that seat? An answer to this question would have to be an idea never presented to a gamer. We've been underwater with Rapture, in the sky with Columbia and all over the damn galaxy with other games. History has been delved into extensively, cultures, both real and fictional, have been utterly explored and the impossible has been made possible in front of our eyes thanks to pushing buttons on our controller. To truly impress a gamer at this point is a challenge that matches or exceeds impressing any audience of any medium. The next BioShock city can't be a location. It can't be in space, or in a cave or something similar. A location in the world itself is iterative of the previous games and by now has jaded the audience, leaving location alone not enough to impress. The city therefore, regardless of location, needs to inspire awe in the player by being, much like Rapture and Columbia, something currently inconceivable in both design and architecture that is not solely placed upon where the city itself is. For that reason I propose an organic city.

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    After playing BioShock Infinite enough to platinum it and also get bored with the game I started thinking what I would do if I were Ken Levine. If I had to make a BioShock game to follow the brilliance that Infinite and its predecessor presented, what... More
  • Every game I've ever played ever (from memory).

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    So I'm working on applying at Digipen institute of technology and amongst the list of things to do for the application (SAT/ACT Scores, fees etc.) are essays to write with one of them being a list of every game you've ever played. I spent about three or four hours digging through my memory, which I was and still am slowly killing with gin so I'm really sure this isn't yet complete but even still it's an impressive list. Check it out, I had fun with this actually.

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    So I'm working on applying at Digipen institute of technology and amongst the list of things to do for the application (SAT/ACT Scores, fees etc.) are essays to write with one of them being a list of every game you've ever played. I spent about... More
  • Why we all need to step up.

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    Today a lot of us in the GameInformer community were treated to a shocking article about gender inequality in the gaming industry and community. A lot of us who read it (if you haven't then you should) were appalled by what we saw and many of us surprised to learn that this level of sexism still exists in the community that so many of us, myself included, have become so passionate about and involved with. It's a horrific truth that prejudice to this extent happens and even more horrifying that it can happen face to face. What actually surprised me most was how many people commented to the fact they were unaware of this sort of behavior. It's something I've heard too many times to count. 

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    Today a lot of us in the GameInformer community were treated to a shocking article about gender inequality in the gaming industry and community. A lot of us who read it (if you haven't then you should) were appalled by what we saw and many of us surprised... More