Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

The Beginner’s Guide

I think the impressive thing about The Beginner's Guide is how massively personal it manages to feel.

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I do not understand these crisps.

Cumin is definitely involved.

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Remote Previews: A tonic for corruption?

Could taking the focus away from preview events tackle some of the perceived issues at hand in games journalism today?

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Ten things I hate about games #2: Non-standardised inputs

I am the King of No Buttons. I am, crucially, not very good at games. I am made much worse by the way that my hands refuse to learn input commands for new titles.

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Are old games still relevant?

The release of Wolfenstein 3D as a browser-based game 20 years after initial release draws into sharp focus the fact that games have, well, changed a bit. But do you have to play it to enjoy Call of Duty?

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Ten things I hate about games #1: Blank Protagonists

Gaming is a strange new medium, still, and as an industry it's still finding its feet – we've only been going for around 35 years, give or take. We're still working out how characterisation works. Often, it doesn't.

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