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How to Get the Most Out of Your Games: Novelty

This is the third post in the “How to Get the Most Out of Your Games” series. If you haven’t read the others yet, click here.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Games: Dedication

This is the second post in the “How to Get the Most Out of Your Games” series. If you haven’t read the others yet, click here.

 

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Games: Less is More

This is the first post in the “How to Get the Most Out of Your Games” series. If you haven’t read the introduction yet, click here.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Games: Introduction

Lately I’ve felt out of touch with video games. I don’t feel out of touch with the industry, the culture, the design, the discussion, etc. I am certainly in touch with those things. For the past few years I have immersed myself in them. I constantly checked gaming news outlets, listened to podcasts, and posted on forums. I grew ever more interested in the study of game design, and started writing about it (or at least attempting to). Video games are my one true hobby, and yet, most of the time I feel dissatisfied with them– in touch with the culture, but out of touch with the games themselves.

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Smart Design – Pikmin 3

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This may or may not be the start of a new series of posts focusing on different aspects of game design. Let’s get to it. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Your Favorite RPG Probably Isn’t One

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Today, IGN’s Ryan Clements put up an article about how the RPG has taken over every video game genre. While I agree with his main points, that “RPG elements” (like leveling up and getting new skills) are everywhere, role-playing itself isn’t. In fact, plenty games people call RPGs aren’t RPGs at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Ni no Kuni Demo! And My Problems with Pseudo Real-Time Combat

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Finally, finally.

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