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The Field of Dreams Approach: On Writing About Video Games

GO: I go to these academic conferences where a similar conversation is happening among professors who write in the field of gaming studies. Some bring in literary and film theory, and try to lay that on top of video games, while others reject that. The tools and the language are already there from other fields, […]
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Alien: Covenant Found Footage Video Emerges, VR Experience Announced

…it has been announced that Ridley Scott’s production company RSA Films will be producing a brand new VR movie for Alien: Covenant. Not only that, but the company will be opening a new division dedicated entirely to creating VR content. No specific details were released about what the Alien: Covenant VR experience will entail, but […]
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Best Overall Game Award Goes to…All The Delicate Duplicates!

Amazingly tingle-fueled news: All The Delicate Duplicates has won the Open Arcade “Best Overall Game” Award at this years Game City Festival! Three games were nominated for this Best Overall Game Award, our very own, Akuto and The Last Leviathan. In short: WOOT!
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Talking ‘Walking Sims’ With The Chinese Room’s Dan Pinchbeck

To think there was a time when a game like Dear Esther was seen as a radical concept. One so against the grain that it actually left some players enraged and decrying that its very existence was harmful to videogames. Ostensibly, there’s very little for you to do in Dear Esther. It’s a calm and […]
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CMO of Unity discusses VR and the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences

Clive presents his views on the quickly evolving VR space and the drive to create more immersive gaming experiences. Alongside a new virtual storytelling language, we’re seeing an evolving mixed medium that brings in physical sensation. From Unity’s use in the untethered hyper-reality experience Ghostbusters: Dimension to the Leviathan Project’s tactile challenges, he has a […]