Videogames: The Future of Storytelling

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People tell stories and, as we've evolved both as lifeforms and as a culture, our methods of telling stories have evolved as well. The latest incarnation of our storytelling technology is the video game which, despite the bad press it has gotten form certain sources, is a thing that I believe is ultimately a benefit . . . → Read More: Videogames: The Future of Storytelling

Taking a Vacation in the Apocalypse

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There's something attractive about the end of the world. Don't believe me? Go take a look at the shelves of your favorite video game retailer, and count how many games there have their characters living in a world that is either teetering on the edge of some imminent catastrophe, or either . . . → Read More: Taking a Vacation in the Apocalypse

Game of the Year Debate: Skyrim vs. Arkham City

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Hey everyone, my name is Austin Bumpus, aka JimmerCrackCorn, and I would like to introduce myself to you all with this first article of mine. For a little information about myself, I am a journalist who writes about sports and video games. I am also a YouTube gaming commentator, where I make videos of . . . → Read More: Game of the Year Debate: Skyrim vs. Arkham City

The Evolution of Genre

Alex Shaw looks at how games have evolved over the years and where we can expect them to go in the future. . . . → Read More: The Evolution of Genre

By the Numbers: The Lost Art of Procedural Generation

Just like cinema in its early decades, video games have always been driven on by a breakneck pace of technological progress. As with other software, the history of games has been tied firmly to the history of the computing platforms on which games are developed and played; just as the first computers were big enough . . . → Read More: By the Numbers: The Lost Art of Procedural Generation

The Next 20 Years in Gaming

This year’s keynote speech by Ray Kurzweil at the 2008 Game Developers Conference addressed quite an important topic: the next 20 years in gaming. Given the subject, we thought we would celebrate this event by whipping out our own crystal balls and make an attempt to predict what just may (or in this case probably . . . → Read More: The Next 20 Years in Gaming

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