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An Animal Liberationist in the Great Deku Tree

For some time, I’ve been planning an unusual play through of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.” I call it the Vegan Challenge. As one might expect, the goal is to beat the game while minimizing harm to animals or seemingly-sentient creatures, and using their byproducts as infrequently as possible. In short, no riding. No capturing or hurting…
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I AM THE HERO: First Impressions With A Black Eye

Let’s take a trip back to 1987, a game entitled Double Dragon had just been released as a coin-operated arcade side-scrolling beat-em-up. The genre was still in its infancy: gamers are set up against an absurd amount of enemies that required a higher level of skill in order to progress through the storyline. Many, many kids and teenagers were…
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How to Make Money Playing Video Games

We all dream of doing what we love, and video games are what you love. How do you make money playing video games and get paid to do your favorite activity? Let’s go over some of your options so you can turn your favorite hobby into a money making cash cow! 1. Become a Video Game Tester Becoming a…
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Bloody Walls Review: Paint The Town Red

Remember the days of video games past that didn’t hold your hand? Those games that failed to give you a tutorial mode or even really explain what the game was all about? The intense gameplay that was characterized by an onslaught of enemies that could insta-kill you just by invading your personal bubble? Aside from Dark Souls, few games…
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No-Fear Nostalgia

Despite articles like those in The Atlantic claiming that “Nostalgia Is Ruining Video Games,” I feel that there’s a much stronger case that the reverse is true.  Let me explain. Confession time: I cannot rightfully claim the 80’s video game culture as my own.  Being born in 1988, I appropriated it in a hand me down fashion from my older…
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Beginner’s Guide to Making Your First Video Game

You’ve decided you want to join the ranks of indie game creators, but you’re not sure where to start. This post will walk you through the entire process of ideation, sourcing development tools, creating characters and stories, and environment creation. Find out all the short-cuts of the game development and learn how to make a video game quickly and efficiently! 1. Plan…
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Super Rad Raygun: A Super-RAD GameBoy Game

You’ve seen plenty of games that take inspiration from gaming consoles of the 80s and 90s, but there’s one console that rarely gets the spotlight. Super Rad Raygun is not only a great Mega Man style platformer, but an expertly crafted love letter to the original Game Boy. The nostalgic murky green colors, the amazing chiptune music, and the…
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