Angry Birds Arcade

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October 24, 2015

Hello dear readers!  I had a fun time getting stuck in a rainstorm a few weeks ago, and decided to take shelter in an arcade instead of driving in the craziness.  Rain makes desert dwellers crazy, believe me.  While there, I saw the previously mention  Time Crisis 5, which was an absolute surprise.  I also found another wonderful surprise: Angry Birds Arcade. A few months ago, I heard news that…

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What the- Time Crisis 5?

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October 11, 2015

Hello dear readers! I have had an interesting Amiibo hunting week.  I hope you guys found some of your much wanted unicorns these past few days.  I found a Captain Falcon, and I couldn’t be happier.  I also saw Marths, Charizards, Dark Pits, Foxes, Little Macs, and some lonely Olimars.  It was magical. Three days ago, though, I couldn’t find anything but a few neglected Luigis.  Rumors were flying around…

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NBA 2K16 “At the Line”

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October 1, 2015

The time has come for the yearly iteration of NBA 2K. Commonly, 2K is met with criticism over their one year development cycle. Opponents of this development strategy argue that one year of development does not allow the game the opportunity to grow and improve year to year as all changes are small tweaks and not large overhauls.  This has most certainly been true of NBA 2K in the past…

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Will NBA 2K16 Deliver?

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September 24, 2015

All who pre-ordered NBA 2K16, you will be getting your game tomorrow. Personally, I could not be more excited for this year’s iteration of NBA 2K. Last year many people voiced a disdain for what was an extremely buggy and problematic game that seemed to introduce as many new bugs as it did new features. This year, however, shows promise with a slew of original, well thought out “My Career”…

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PS+ Game of the Month Review “Grow Home”

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September 17, 2015

As all PlayStation plus members know, every month Sony releases a few free games for paying members. These games are usually more obscure indie titles that can be hit or miss. I am here to give you a short, to-the-point review of the headliner PS+ game of the month. This month, PS+ members were gifted with Grow Home, a procedurally generated adventure game. Grow Home is a unique title that…

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I am Bread?

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August 29, 2015

    “Woah…. I am bread?” As I flop onto the table, a freshly sliced piece of bread, a glimmer catches my eye from across the kitchen. I have never noticed how inciting that stainless steel toaster has become, nor have I noticed this deep internal longing to be crispy. I tumble towards my destiny, busting up any plate, jar, or glass foolish enough to be caught in my path…

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“The Grand Tournament” Hearthstone’s New Expansion and Our First Impressions

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August 24, 2015

Today Hearthstone released a free expansion called the “Grand Tournament” containing a whole new set of cards as well as a card ability called inspire. The Grand Tournament expansion is centered on the heroes as the new card ability called “inspire” is activated through the use of hero powers.  So just how well does this new aspect of Hearthstone play into the existing game? In a game as strategic as…

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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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What is Open Gaming?

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May 19, 2015

Howdy Guys and Gals! I’m Thomas Novosel and I am writing for Game Creator Social Forum today. The topic I am going to discuss today is about Open Gaming and what that can mean for RPG Designers everywhere…so… “What is Open Gaming and how can it help me?” Open Gaming is a movement that has taken place in the Tabletop Role-Playing Game industry where designers and publishers have started moving…

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