What could have been a classic entry in the indie game renaissance must instead settle for good enough. What brilliance is here is tempered by repetition and an uneven difficulty curve.
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“Apex Legends” is the newest game to enter the “Battle Royale” genre of gaming and has reached 25 million players in just one week of release. A “Battle Royale” game usually takes place on an island where players are dropped off and must fight until they are the lone survivor[Read More…]
From a young age in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Jeffrey Lawler and Sean Smith were immersed in video games. They each sat in front of their scan-lined cathode-ray tube television sets with a wood veneer black and brown box situated atop the TV set. Three lines and the[Read More…]
Imagine a dystopian world where 100 people are fighting to survive. Using anything they find from weapons to resources, they ward off other survivors and avoid an impending storm of death. Now, picture the same world but with the participants jumping out of a flying bus, using gliders to land[Read More…]
The White House hosted a press conference last week in response to the school shooting in Florida, which left 17 people dead. While the event was supposed to focus on gun violence, President Donald Trump stated that he wanted to do “something” about violence in video games. “I’m hearing more[Read More…]
Coaches barked orders at players, who manically mashed buttons in a dark room littered with empty Red Bull cans and cable salads. The crowd of 350 gamer aficionados cheered on the competition at BeachCon X, California State University, Long Beach’s annual video game tournament. Saturday’s event took place inside of[Read More…]