Helpful tips for Game Development

Any good thing can be a painstakingly long process. Game development is no exception. When working with code, assets, level design, etc. There are too many things to keep track if your justs learning the basics. Let’s also say your a one man team just trying to develop a simple level; making sure everything works properly…

PC vs. Console

The biggest debate of all gamers. Who’s superior? I want to make this a serious and calm discussion because while I’ve wanted to talk about this for a while, I personally can’t stand when people shout “PC master race!” from across the street (for real though, this did happen not too long ago.) The only…

Cultural Differences in Gaming

Whether you’re an avid player of western titles of Japanese games, it’s clear a day there is a big difference when it comes to the content and themes in these products. Growing up and throughout most of my high school years, I played mostly Japanese titles like Final Fantasy and Castlevania. I have openly stated…

Society vs. Video Games Pt.III – The Mainstream Media

Before I get started, let me get this off my chest. The mainstream media (TV news and newspapers) can be looked at a reliable source. I always watch it to keep up with what’s going on in the world, but in the recent years, the media has shown how shallow they can be. As much…

Why Overwatch Was so Successful

I love Overwatch. For someone who isn’t the biggest fan of FPS, the game was an astounding success as it got my very interest from the very beginning. Now ever since the game’s debut at Blizzard’s annual BlizzCon 2014 up to it release on store shelves in 2016, so many controversial topic have popped up…

The Mental and Social Health of Game Developers

The mental health of any human should always be taken seriously. Stress is a natural part of life. We’ve all gone through it, I’ve gone through it, you’ve probably gone through it, and game developers especially suffer from these types of problems. The thought of trying to meet deadlines for any game or DLC is critical….

Society vs. Video Games Pt.II (Cont.) – Anita Sarkeesian

Depending on where you stand, Feminism is looked at as a bad thing or a good thing. Now these types of discussions are always touched upon, but when it is brought into the world of gaming, it becomes very controversial; mostly because of the way the topic is approached as well as the way people…

Society vs. Video Games Pt.II – Women in Games

I know a lot of you gamers just sighed and rolled your heads in annoyance, and I completely agree. Look, let’s be honest here, video games are meant for entertainment purposes, but there are times where they can portray some form of political and/or deep philosophical message. Now, I am all for women in gaming….

Society vs. Video Games Pt.I – Can Video Games Harmful to the Mind?

I’m pretty sure that every gamer has heard the old “video games rot your brain” or “playing to many video games aren’t good for you” sometime in their lives. Whether it’s from your parents, grandparents (who are often the ones to say it) or some random person on the streets who sees you playing on…

Games and Movies? Can it be Art?

So what count as art? When the word art comes to your mind, you usually think of pencil sketches, painted portraits, pottery, comic books, etc. Okay, but can digital pieces be considered art. I’m not talking about things drawn on a tablet and converted digitally (though some could argue). I’m talking about pieces of creativity…