If you take a look around the gaming world today, you will see a lot of representation for female protagonists in games. From Lilith in Borderlands to Kate in Gears of War 4 to Lara Croft in her entire Tomb Raider series, there are a lot of great women roles in games. The first “true” female protagonist was Mrs. Pac-Man in 1982 only 2 years … Continue reading Meet Samus
New York City is a unique and cool place to visit, especially for those of us who live in the Midwest and the largest city we ever see has 2% the population that NYC has. But there was something very specific I wanted to see while I was in the city, a place where my inner child could play, that place was Nintendo New York. … Continue reading Nintendo: New York
Welcome back! Sorry for the delay on the conclusion of the Better Together posts, I was in New York City, NY this past week and hadn’t had much time to blog, but I will have an interesting blog post about that trip (relating to games of course) coming up soon! So stay tuned for that. Now, back to playing games together co-op style! Whether side-by-side on … Continue reading Better Together! v3
In the first Better Together blog post, I talked about the two types of games you can play with friends, co-op and competitive. I also talked about how social gaming has influenced my life and how it may impact your lives too! If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, click here. Today, let’s continue talking about playing games with friends, specifically, … Continue reading Better Together! v2
The concept of playing video games together has been around ever since the very beginning of video games themselves. Whether it was playing Pong against an opponent, taking turns on Centipede to beat your friend’s high score, or taking down bad guys with a friend on the Battletoads arcade game, people love to play together! The two main categories for gaming together are cooperative and … Continue reading Better Together!
We talked a little bit about realism in games earlier this week with Forza Horizon 4 as a simulation racing game. Today, let’s explore how graphics in games have improved over the years and what more can be done to increase the realism of video games. Take a look at how much has changed in these screenshots from the game series Doom. Doom, 1993 Doom … Continue reading Immerse Yourself
The racing genre of video games has been around for a very long time. The first-ever racing game released was Grand Prix by SEGA in 1969. Yeah, that’s not a typo! 1969 was the same year that Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon! Since then, racing games have evolved through multiple generations to look vastly different, but they still retain the need for … Continue reading Gotta Go Fast