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Life as Tetris

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I found a fun article a couple of days ago that tries to compare Tetris to life over Chess as the appropriate gaming analog. As a former addict to Tetris DS as well as a …

The Pixel Block Mobile Arcade Game

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Remember Crossy Road? It was a game that came at the right time, that executed well on a simple idea and had a great sense of style to back up solid, time-tested gameplay. Of course, …

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Review: Death by Video Game

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Video games, as an expressive medium, has always inspired other forms of media. From music concerts to massive online forums to dedicated video streaming sites, there are many vibrant communities of gamers whose passion for …

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Cards in Computing Interfaces

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We relegated skeuomorphism to yesterday’s design fashion. It’s a tool that was supposed to be largely unnecessary, now that users fully understand purely digital interfaces. The remaining use case for realistic analogies in computing is …

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Review: Evo Moment 37

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Fighting games are a pretty old-school genre. As far as I can tell, they became massively popular back in the dimly-lit arcades of the 90s, the ultimate culmination of one-on-one battles between players. It took …

The Comfort of an Simple, Enjoyable Routine

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Every year, I go out and buy a copy of the latest NBA 2K video game. Every year, I start and finish a season of basketball with a team, usually going through the full 82-game …

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The Chronicles of E-Sports History

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E-sports aren’t quite mainstream yet. Despite ESPN airing tournaments on one of its major channels (though not without controversy), virtual sports are very far removed in scope and mindshare compared to physical sports, most of …