The Nintendo Perception

The Nintendo Perception

Let’s journey to an answer for the question, “Why do people love to hate Nintendo?” Digital games are loaded with messages, too many of which that glorify sins—(joyful) murder, promiscuity, rape (game content and as a multiplayer...
Sexism: Beyond the Surface

Sexism: Beyond the Surface

It’s been and will be a hot topic for the foreseeable future. From Lara Croft to the unveiling of Samus and now Bayonetta, females in digital games have portrayed certain elements—much to the credit of the males who design them. However, the aesthetics of...
Do You Play Tetris Like This?

Do You Play Tetris Like This?

I came across this video, thinking I knew what Tetris was, but after seeing this mastery over falling polygons, I knew too little. I’m not sure if the blocks have a pattern that’s to be memorized, but even so the player here is stunningly good, making it...
Coloropus: Interview with Pigsels

Coloropus: Interview with Pigsels

I know it’s been a while since we did the Coloropus story, but we have some more info from team Pigsels. I was able to get an interview with the team about some of its history and game direction. Engaging with me is team lead designer/programmer Eugene Wolfson...
Empathy in Digital Games

Empathy in Digital Games

Digital games are more than mere entertainment. They are chances to explore a vast array of ideas, events, rules and worlds. They are experiences full of activity and empathy. It’s this particular quality that games possess which shines for better or worse. Each...