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Dating Sims and the Decline of Japan's Birthrate
Two undeniable facts: Japan's birthrate has been in a steady decline since 1949 and Japan contains the largest quantity of dating sim games in the world – but are dating sims and the decline of Japan's birthrate somehow connected?
Education Via Gaming: How Gaming Is Making It Possible for Kids to Learn Better at School
Schools using gaming as a way to better education is not a new thing; not by a long shot. If you're like most Millennials, you probably remember the days you spent in the computer lab playing Oregon Trail. The game, which was all about teaching kids the hardships that settlers had to deal with when they were going out West, has become a cherished memory among millions of school kids since it was first created in the early 90s.
3 Top Nintendo News That'll Make You Believe That Mario's Back on the Map
We, of course, may be totally preaching to the choir here. Because at this point in time, it's clear that Sony and Microsoft might be constantly vigilant at the juggernaut that is the Nintendo Switch at the moment (read below to find out why—you will be pleasantly surprised).Pierre Roustan, Author of THE CAIN LETTERS and SCARY HORROR STUFF!
Get Excited About KHIII
Yesterday, the D23 Expo rolled out its most exciting gaming announcement: a brand new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III including both a release year (finally) and the ball drop that the Toy Story universe is among the new worlds that will be included in the game.
Start of a New Campaign
Most of you have probably heard of the game Dungeons and Dragons. I think many of you have even played it, or some other version of a tabletop roleplaying game.
Contra for the NES
Gryzor! What the what?! Contra on the NES has always been one of my favorite games. I think most people will also agree that it’s at least a very fun game. You run around, you hop around, you shoot shit, and shit blows up; it’s great, but did you know that before Contra, there was Gryzor?
‘The Last of Us,’ ‘Uncharted,’ and the Future of Single-Player Games
My first exposure to a game published by Naughty Dog (perhaps PlayStation’s premier game studio) was in high school when I played the first Uncharted game. Since then, I’ve played three other Uncharted games, and the seminal title, The Last of Us. Tinged by the lens of nostalgia, these releases loom huge in my mind as examples of everything that I love about video games. They’re action-packed, story-driven, and framed by beautiful graphics and excellent voice acting.
Best Survival Horror Games
While there are numerous great games with horror imagery like Bloodborne, Castlevania, and Doom, none of them are scary. None of them make you feel vulnerable. At no point do you feel as though you can't defend yourself.
Why Horror Games Are Scarier Than Movies
Many cinephiles will look at the most popular horror games of the time, like Slender: The Eight Pages or Five Nights at Freddy's, which are popular and accessible games, and scoff. Nothing about these games really seem that scary. What? Slenderman jumps out at you and the screen goes staticky? An animatronic jumps out at you? These are cheap chump scares.
Game Releases that Affected Porn Traffic
With a better understanding of the internet, we have a better understanding of the public's porn viewing habits – from their weird kinks and fetishes to which video game console they view porn from – but one interesting ability we've developed is to determine how game releases affected porn traffic over the last few years.
Why 'Overwatch' Represents Fan Demand for Diversity in Video Games
One of the big hot button topics in gaming culture has been diverse representation – or, rather, the fan demand for diversity in video games put out by big developers. While many fans don't mind playing a character who is different than themselves (indeed, I don't think many people are space marines or the like), many video game fans have expressed their desire to see variety in the line-up of heroes.
Best Video Games Never Made
When people think of the best video games never made, very often we look to the distant past, at big studio games that had displayed such potential, only for development to be canceled. Anything can go wrong with making a game. Gamers never really seem to realize how much blood, sweat, and tears go into making video games, and all it takes is one studio exec to kill it all mid-production.