The Future of Sports Games

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October 17, 2015

With the recent release of NBA 2K16, now seems as good a time as ever to address my growing disappointment with sports games. Now that we have systems capable of more than ever imagined, it only seems right that the games we play now reflect this. However, sports games seem stuck in rut. While the graphics have become noticeably better, the game play has not. There has been a very…

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Are All Pokémon Games The Same?

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September 21, 2015

Whether you’re a Pokémon fan or not, it’s impossible to deny that Pokémon is one of the most popular and successful video games franchises on the face of the Earth. Each generation of games keeps the fans on their heels and always succeeds at making us dish out our hard earned cash to have one more adventure with these imaginary creatures we’ve come to love over the years. But how…

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Why Do We Watch Let’s Plays?

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August 29, 2015

A Look Into the Past No matter how old you are, we all recall our childhood, taking whatever old bulky video game console we had, and playing our favorite games together with a friend all day and night; even into the next day. It gave all these games we were so used to playing alone a new light. Instead of just sitting at home, silent in the dark, you actually…

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Hearthstone, Power Creep and Should You Care?

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August 26, 2015

Can you believe Dragonball GT is getting rebooted? I used to love the Z series when I was a kid and was (perhaps unreasonably) upset when Sheng Long took Goku to the place beyond. Now they are saying Dragonball GT didn’t happen and the GT era is, instead, being covered by the movie series starting with Battle of the Gods. I worshiped Goku. I tried introducing my wife to DBZ…

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Buried in Board Games (and Loving It!), Part Two

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June 10, 2015

How today’s modern glut of games is like the future of manufacturing everything at home, via 3D Printing & Etc. By the Ogre of the Ozarks, Christopher N. Carroll Welcome to the second part of my Op-Ed piece, in which I try to figure out what is going on in the world of board games! In part one, I started to look at just a few of the types of…

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Buried in Board Games (and Loving It!), Part One

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June 5, 2015

How today’s modern glut of games is like the future of manufacturing everything at home, via 3D Printing & Etc. By the Ogre of the Ozarks, Christopher N. Carroll This is an old-fashioned, two-part Op-Ed piece, in which I try to figure out what is going on in the world of board games! A little background first: I began to do a little research into crowd-sourced tabletop (non-electronic) game-creating biz…

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Warframe: Parkour, Shoot, then Slice-them-up

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May 12, 2015

Hey everyone! Gonna be a quick one today, as I am going of to St. Louis to show a board game that I made tomorrow. Now onwards and forwards!   Warframe is a development of Digital Extremes, which was best known for comaking the Unreal series of games with Epic. The studio has chaned hands a few times and is currently owned by Sumpo Food Holdings Ltd, of all people….

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Building a Tribe

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May 4, 2015

Author: Eugene Shenderov First of all, what is a tribe, and how do you ‘build’ one? A tribe is a group of people who all like… something. They can be really passionate about those shoes with toes, or WW II British army uniforms, or vintage 18th century engines. It is a group of people with a similar interest who are all doing their own thing, but it is a shared…

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Tabletop Simulator: A Simulator of Tabletop Games

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April 27, 2015

Tabletop Simulator is a lovably odd game from Berserk Studios. It is exactly what it sounds like; it simulates the experience of sitting at a table and playing board games, card games and RPGs. The number of games that can be played is enormous; from all of the classics to recently released board game titles. Everything is customizable; from the table and background that you play on to the color…

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Tired of putting up with a Tabletop Bully?

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April 23, 2015

By Michael C Lohr We had them on playgrounds and soccer fields as we grew up, and many of us have now have children of our own who are learning their first lessons in dealing with bullies. I was surprised to find that I’ve come across bullies lately, and sad to report that these bullies are adults at my board gaming meetups! I run two meetups in Cincinnati; one for…

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