Second in a series of editorials using the academic view to dissect games & the games industry Free to play games are often the source of grumbling about how they attempt to bleed you dry, sliver by sliver. While some games microtransactions are innocuous, others are heinous. In order to get an idea on what […]
Microsoft announced the reversal on another feature on the Xbox One. The Kinect no longer needs to be connected. It feels they are one step away from completely leveling the playing field between the Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, which are priced at $499 and $399 respectively. Ever since the unveiling of the Xbox One, […]
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You know what I see standing in line at the supermarket—aside from the self-image corrupting magazines in juxtaposition with candy bars—kids on iPhones. Parents hand their children an iPad or an iPhone to prevent them from having a meltdown over a toy they couldn’t have because what kid needs toys when playing Angry Birds. They’re too busy snagging three stars on all the levels mommy and daddy failed at to kick up a fuss.