Tag Archives: games

Why every game genre we use is wrong

Videogames are fairly unique in the media landscape – where other entertainment formats categorise their works by classification of theme or content, videogames apply genre to the mechanics they consist of. But is this the most effective way of grouping games? What are the alternatives?   Broadly, the classification of...

10 games characters that prove silence really is golden

The silent protagonist used to be a trope in gaming because it made sense when thinking about technological or budgetary constraints – putting in a central character that required no voicing or scripting made sense when deadlines were tight. Since then, though, the heroic mime has become something of a...

Suda51 On Games That Aren’t Just Games

Last month saw the release of an interesting project from Bandai Namco – titled Rinko Tsukigime’s Longest Day: Short Peace, the game was released with a series of four films that directly tie in to the game’s narrative. It’s a cross-media project the game’s industry rarely sees, but is it something that’s going to catch on? Suda 51 sat down to discuss gaming’s cross-media potential with us.


The tech that will change the industry in games™ 148

Looking into today’s technological innovations that will shape the way we play games in the future, games™ 148 jumps headfirst into such visionary enterprises such as wearable tech, haptic input, Steam Machines and augmented reality. Speaking of revolutionary tech, we go behind the scenes with Massive Entertainment building the extraordinary game engine behind Ubisoft’s The Division, look into the past, present and future of Minecraft on its 5th anniversary and discuss whether the death of MMOs is upon us.


Replayability: Does it matter?

games™ talks to the writers behind Batman: Arkham Origins, Mass Effect, Baldur’s Gate, Amnesia, Soma & BioShock about how to instil replayability in narrative-based games, and why it’s an integral part of games production


Why every game with a morality system has lied to you

Enter BioShock, a game where your hand is held and you’re guided through a city whose physical decay is matched only by the decay of its Objectivist morality. You have no choice in what you do – you’re pushed forward through some innate desire to ‘help’ those that claim to...


Sony and Oculus Rift on the new VR revolution in games™ 147

The virtual reality revolution leads games™ 147. We look into Sony’s Project Morpheus, talk to a post-Facebook buyout Oculus and explore the impact it’ll have on the industry. We also delve headfirst into Batman: Arkham Knight and Mario Kart 8, while finding time to bring you the biggest news, reviews, previews and interviews.