Monthly Archives June 2014

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The Evolution Championship Series, better known simply as Evo, takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend, bringing together some of the best fighting game players from around the globe. This year's competition will host thousands of fighting game enthusiasts — more than 2,000 battling it out in Ultra Street Fighter 4 alone — competing in the nine games officially featured…

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Video game narratives will continue to evolve based off of technology that mimics the style of film directors, according to Quantic Dream studio head David Cage during his BAFTA Games keynote in London. In a lecture focusing on the artistic possibilities of games development, Cage looked to the potential future of gaming narratives, suggesting that narrative design will eventually take…

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If the video game press conferences, conventions and expos of the past year are anything to go by, the forthcoming console generation will be the first where games made by independent teams have shared almost as much of the stage as the blockbusters made by some of the world's biggest studios. Both Microsoft and Sony have drummed up their support…

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Kanane Jones wrote Final Girls as response to her own experience dealing with abuse recovery and the support she received from friends and therapy groups. Set in a support group meeting, Final Girls allows the player to guide and shape conversations between a small group of women who've experienced traumatic events. The browser game plays through simple dialog trees. Anyone…

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P.T., the playable teaser for upcoming horror game Silent Hills, has inspired plenty of fan reactions since its free release on Aug. 12. There have been reaction videos, deep-dives into the Kojima-inspired rabbit hole that was the final puzzle in the game, and now, fans are editing screenshots to look as if they are actual photographs. Following a recent trend,…

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