The Resident Evil series was always critically and commercially successful. It single handedly defined the survival horror genre, the first 3 sections of the game set the player against pre-rendered back grounds of spooky mansions and cities in zombie chaos, after several spin offs, prequels and side stories creator Shinji Mikami wanted to take the … Continue reading The impact of resident evil 4
In Summer 2009, the UK's Guardian newspaper has a problem: an enormous pile of receipts. British politicians had been caught filing what would total millions of pounds' worth of bogus personal expenses. to try to quell the uproar, the government scanned hundreds of thousands of receipts from members of Parliament and dumped the files online - … Continue reading Better Living Through Games
When someone says "retro arcade game", there's a pretty good chance that a picture of one of these little blocky aliens pops into your head. 1978's Space invaders was so influential that even Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Nintendo's cornerstone franchises, has pointed to it as the game that "revolutionized the industry". Like all retro … Continue reading Space Invaders accidentally invents difficulty curves
3-4 years ago, facebook was slowly taking over the world, few companies recognized that fact and started developing entertainment applications on the platform, as the facebook user base began the expand so did these companies, their games and ideas expanded to match the ever fast growth of the social network site and with it social … Continue reading The Facebook bubble
Angry Birds creator Peter Veserbacka lashed out during the south by south-west interactive conference in Austin last weekend announcing that mobile games are the way to the future and 50$ games are on their way to join the dinosaurs. While this might sound like an overstatement, let's take a brief look at the state of the game … Continue reading What’s so cool about casual games anyway?
Mortal Kombat has never been a bloodless series, to say the least, but Warner Bros.' appeal on behalf of the gory fighting game won't get it a release in Australia. The game's publisher appealed Australia's Classification Review Board to ask it to reconsider its decision to deny classification for Mortal Kombat, but was rejected -- WBIE says it's "obviously … Continue reading On Video Game Censorship
There's a rumor on Twitter so persistent that it's caused "Satoshi Tajiri," the creator of the game Pokemon (pictured), to become a Twitter Trend over the assertion that he, as well as "Hello Kitty" character creator Yuko Yamaguchi died. Both Satoshi Tajiri and Yuko Yamaguchi are still alive. In the case of Mr. Tajiri, the … Continue reading Satoshi Tajiri Alive and Well
Video games have always been hailed as a threat to children and adults all the same; many assume that video games induce anti social behavior, promote violence and have kids spending all their time indoors instead of playing with their peers out in the sun. Other concerns - mostly by parents - such as … Continue reading Video Games Are Good For You!