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How I Became a Murderous Recluse in Jason Rohrer’s The Castle Doctrine

I didn’t plan for things to turn out this way. It just… happened. The Castle Doctrine is an MMO created by Jason Rohrer that tasks

March 18, 2013 Articles
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Examining Gender in Video Games: Should You Care?

Women play games. In fact, 47 percent of all gamers are female. Despite this fact, there are people who still seek to label video gaming

March 12, 2013 Articles
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An Unusually Strong Bond: Getting to Know the Characters of Mass Effect

There will be spoilers. Fair warning. I’m not exactly sure what got me so attached to the characters in Mass Effect, and I find that

March 03, 2013 Articles
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Gamers Are Wrestling With Their Medium

“What the hell am I playing?” I asked, looking back at my friend who was preoccupied with his own screen, plotting the perfect assassination for

February 25, 2013 Articles
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Review: Miasmata’s Malady

At Valve, they have a saying: “If I shoot at a wall, something should happen.” This is a heuristic they use when designing games. It

February 21, 2013 Videogame Reviews
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Gabe Newell on The User-Driven Economy; or Hats for Everyone!

When I think of Valve Headquarters I have to imagine the inside it looks something like a video game version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

February 12, 2013 Articles
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Revisiting The Path: The Value of Interactive Narrative

So I’m kind of crazy about indie games. I’m even crazier about indie game bundles. When I found out that Indie Royale is offering The

February 05, 2013 Articles, Videogame Reviews
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Potatoman Sought The Troof. I Didn’t Get it.

I have witnessed The Troof, and it was… interesting. I witnessed it four times, actually, and within the span of two days. I think I

January 28, 2013 Articles, Videogame Reviews
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