If you’ve ever been to a Company of Heroes 2 forum, it doesn’t take long to hear someone protest that a game can’t possibly succeed as an eSport if it has an influence of RNG (random number generation), suggesting that luck negates skill. It’s a […]

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Here ends my three part series on the Nintendo ‘NX’- the device that may or may not exist in the mechanical flesh sometime in 2016. [...]

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FOREWORD If you type “Nintendo NX” into Google, I can almost guarantee* you that the first dozen articles listed will be speculative or presumptuous in nature. Why? As discussed in Part 1 of this series, Nintendo has been tight-lipped about their upcoming console since former […]

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In RTS Games, there’s going to be a lot of different units. To keep the game compelling, controlling each unit needs to feel unique and nuanced. Designing units around how they feel to the player and ensuring unit variation should be a priority in RTS […]

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On March 17th, 2015 Satoru Iwata (then director and president of Nintendo) and Isao Moriyasu (President and CEO of DeNA) [...]

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As someone who usually plays the role of the optimist, it was my mission last year to pinpoint what I thought were excellent games in a sea of disappointing and passable releases. Don’t get me wrong, 2014 was a very successful launch year in terms […]

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Not every game can be good, some are just outright awful, but I approach even the crappiest of games with the kind of mentality one would have while watching a movie they know is awful. It’s the hope that what you’re watching is so bad […]

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Micro management is more than just maximising the efficiency of your army; it’s about making units feel unique, fun to use and to create exciting interactions between players. There’s nothing satisfying about just attack moving your units, they should be designed in a way that […]

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ATTENTION READER, SPOILERS!: This is part 2 of an ongoing series of articles, click here for the first in the series. I won’t be going out of my way to spoil major plot details, however, due to the nature of these articles, some details are […]

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A couple of days ago, a friend gleefully announced to me that she had purchased an expansion pack for The Sims 3. You must know the Sims, it’s the life simulation game that you rediscover every now and then and proceed to play for three […]

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