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  • Blog Post: Opinion – Episodic Gaming Needs To Change

    Episodic video games took a long time to catch on. Developers had been experimenting with the concept for decades, but the advent of digital distribution made it possible for the format to truly take root. We saw the early experiments of episodic pioneers in 2005 and 2006, like Telltale’s Bone... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Duck Dynasty

    Join myself, Matthew Helgeson, and Wade Wojcik as we dive into a game based on a show none of us have seen. None of us know much about the Robertsons (I learned their last name from the game's announcement trailer ), but we know that the show Duck Dynasty is popular, and when we posted the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Rectify Made The Best Use Of A Video Game I've Seen On Television

    With rare exceptions, I can't stand it when television shows depict video games. We've all seen it: people doing wild couch gyrations with outdated controllers to playing a first-person shooter with Space Invaders sound effects. Or, perhaps there's terrible looking fake GTA that led a kid... More
  • Blog Post: Watching TVii: Putting Nintendo’s Video Service To The Test

    One of the big selling points of the Wii U is the way it interacts with the entertainment spewing from your television. Rather than taking the route Sony and Microsoft did with its own consoles and creating a whole new television and movie rental and purchasing service, Nintendo is trying to make sure... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Back At The ‘80s Donkey Kong Cartoon

    It’s almost hard to believe that Donkey Kong was ever more popular than Mario, but after the Donkey Kong arcade game released in July of 1981 and until Super Mario Bros. hit the NES in September of 1985 Donkey Kong was Nintendo’s biggest superstar. He even stared in his own cartoon. Back... More
  • Blog Post: The Video Game Commercials Of 2011

    Video game commercials are sometimes the most exciting part of watching TV. They are a brief reminder during the breaks of terrible shows that there is another far more interesting and engaging type of entertainment only a few remote clicks away. They’re also handy reminders that the games you... More
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