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Sweating the Small Stuff: Are Indie Games the Industry’s Future?

Lydia Francis
Many fans and critics alike have commented on the relative monotony of the AAA games industry to no end – why is it that we get a new Call of Duty or Madden every year when each installment is essentially the same? Why is Skyrim being re-re-released for VR consoles...

Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2017 (Part Two)

2016 saw the release of a good handful of titles which seemed to be stuck in the perpetual loop known as "Development Hell". Games like Final Fantasy XV, DOOM, Owlboy, and even The Last Guardian all managed to sneak out and finally see the light of day.

Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2017 (Part One)

Coming up with a list of our most anticipated games of the year seems like a bit of a fool’s errand. Game development is a long, and excruciating process, and more often than not, video game release are delayed.
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The Return of the 3D Platformer

Patrick Webster
So…the 3D platformer. If there is one genre to influence the industry more, only to vanish into the void of history, it is the stomping ground of Mario, Sonic, Spyro and friends. Of course, Mario remains as full of life as he did 10 or 20 years ago, albeit jumping limply...

‘Yooka-Laylee’: Pre-Alpha Toybox Preview

Daniel Philion
Since the disappointing release of Mighty No. 9 last month, there’s naturally been an increase in weariness over other crowd-funded games fueled by nostalgic properties. Fortunately, the veteran developers at Playtonic Games have calmed those fears by releasing their pre-alpha build [named “Toybox”] of Yooka-Laylee to backers of the project....
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‘Yooka-Laylee’ and six design choices we hope Playtonic Games implements

Daniel Philion
I backed Yooka-Laylee within hours of it being revealed by a group of former Rareware developers [now calling themselves “Playtonic Games” ]. I grew up on Rare’s 3D platformers, and the possibility of game industry veterans making a spiritual sequel to Banjo-Kazooie has me legitimately more excited than any other...
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Five Reasons Why ‘Fast Racing NEO’ Is the Best Holiday Release

Ricky D Fernandes
I love my Wii U but let’s be honest, the system has been starving for games as of late. That’s not to say there aren’t any new games worth purchasing, but they are few and far between. Thankfully Shin’en’s latest Wii U game, FAST Racing NEO, a sequel to a...