Have you learned a valuable life lesson from gaming?

My interest in videogames started early. As a kid, I saved my lunch money and convinced my dad to pitch in half for a Game Boy Color. He agreed. Thus, I was supposed to save half the money, because well,…

Top 5 Female Villains in Games

Female Villains. There are a lot of them. To make on to this particular Top 5 list, these femme fatales have to be the antagonist to your protagonist.

What’s your all-time favorite Pokémon, and why is it so special for you?

When it comes to Pokémon, most gamers have a story to share or a fond memory attached to the game. The franchise has been alive and thriving for so long that it has been part of many of the childhoods…

Games as a Live Service: – Screwing Gamers.

Define “Games as a Live Service” I need to define what “games as a live service” means: – Offering players the opportunity to buy new content at low prices to continue to enhance or continue the game experience. The “service”…

Coffee Shop Interview: – LeeYing Foo of Kaigan Games

Who is Lee Ying Foo? What is Kaigan Games? I was taking a break at a small coffee shop when I spotted the UI artist from Kaigan Games, LeeYing Foo. I asked her for 30 minutes of her time to…

Dynamic Difficulty Adjusting and Making Gamers Feel Great

Not Taking Sides I’m writing this mostly because of the whole kerfuffle around Sekiro: Shadows die Twice, and whether or not FromSoftware needs to add an “Easy Mode.”  Every time FromSoftware releases a new game this same debate comes up.…

20 highlights from Raising Kratos, the new God of War documentary

Saying my husband is an avid fan of the God of War franchise is an understatement. As a consequent, I became one too, and I have immense respect for the franchise and its development team. It was truly amazing not…

The Best Games set in Space for the PC

Space has long been viewed as the final frontier in Star Trek and gaming alike. For gamers, space has also been one of those final frontiers. From pirate hunting, being a pirate or fighting against an unstoppable alien menace, these…

HellSign – Supernatural in Australia.

If Australia wasn’t already dangerous enough…. Indie Games are a mixed bag. For me, HellSign is definitely one of those rough gems. Released into Early Access on Steam almost six months ago by Ballistic Interactive, the two-person studio of Ariel…

World of Goo: It’s still amazing after all these years

When I was way 16 years old, I saved some money to buy a Nintendo Wii. This console was the first gaming device I was getting with my own money. I loved that console. I was so excited when I…