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July, 2016

  • 14 July

    Horror Games, Atmosphere & Modern Sensibilities


    I don’t get how people can find horror games with unlimited saves/save anywhere systems frightening in the least. It’s similar to having an unlimited rewind button. If you can essentially rewind time, what suspense is left? How do your actions have any meaning? If mistakes become unpunishable, why bother having anything that allows mistakes in the first place? Just make ...

August, 2015

  • 24 August

    Rocket League – Best Sports Game of the Year?

    Rocket League

    Psyonix released their long-awaited sequel to the nicely named Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battling Cars last month. The successor, Rocket League is currently dominating the gaming industry. But how can such a simple game become something so huge in such little time? At face value, Rocket League seems a little bit dumb, it’s tiny remote-control cars playing football in a little ...

June, 2015

  • 24 June

    We Want Video Games to Grow Up!

    Grow Up

    For the last several years, we’ve heard from many critics that video games need to grow up. Now, as the medium has finally begun to evolve, developers are starting to touch on more serious issues. Whether it’s the military industrial complex, the horrors of war, or a teen girl’s journey to find herself and discover love, gaming seems to be ...

  • 21 June

    Living the Dream: The Nightmare That is QA Testing

    QA Testing

    Editor’s note: all games featured in the included images are unrelated to the writer’s experiences  For three years, I “lived the dream.” I was paid to test video games for a third-party company. At first, it did seem like a dream. What would end up happening over the next three years would be the beginning of a nightmare. It was ...

  • 2 June

    The Sins of Our Publishers – A Video Series Dedicated to Cleaning Out the Closest of Game Publishers


    During the #GamerGate controversy, I was told time and time again that we shouldn’t focus on journalists, but instead should aim our grievances at the publishers who are the ones most responsible for screwing over gamers. While it is true that the publishers are NOT our friends, there is still a small issue. You have to ask yourself who were the ones that were ...

May, 2015

  • 29 May

    The Unity Asset Store or ‘How Not To Make A Game’

    Unity Asset Store

    Love him, hate him, or “thank God for him,” Jim Sterling’s alive and kicking on his YouTube channel. If any of you follow his ‘Squirty Play‘ series then you might be aware of an increasing concern around the Steam community regarding the Unity asset store. More specifically, how certain “creators” buy a random assortment of assets for the Unity game engine ...

  • 14 May

    The Rise of Korean Online Games

    Korean Online Games

    I would like to give a big thanks to Christopher Heeley for allowing me to stop by and guest post on the site. I have recently become a lurker since the content is amazing and really updated. I especially loved his article on preserving game history. It’s been known for a very long time within the internet gaming community that ...

April, 2015

  • 14 April

    Titan Souls and the Walk of Lame (Video)

    Titan Souls

    Today sees the release of Titan Souls; an indie game aiming to be a top-down Shadow of the Colossus where the player and the bosses die in one hit. A demo is available to download on Steam now. This free trial is a remake of the original 2013 iteration of Titan Souls made for the Ludum Dare game jam. One thing that struck me ...

March, 2015

  • 9 March

    Is Academia Irrelevant to Gaming?


    This is a response to a blog posted on tumblr here. Out of courtesy, I won’t name anybody mentioned in it for this opinion piece. Essentially it’s spun-off from a post by a social scientist on the subreddit GamerGhazi (classy). Let’s start with the paragraph the post is responding to: There are a number of us in academia who love ...

February, 2015

  • 1 February

    Ethics In Games Journalism Sounds Ridiculous – It Isn’t


    The following is an opinion piece by guest writer Jimmy Adeco. It does not necessarily reflect the views of GamesNosh and its staff. When the GamerGate movement began defining its focus as being about “ethics in games journalism” they inevitably invited the mockery and dismissiveness such a highfalutin turn of phrase deserved. Stephen Colbert merely had to utter the words ...

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