Editorials

Let Me Tell You Why You Like 8-Bit Games

There’s been a surge in development of indie games in recent years. This isn’t really a surprise when you think about it. Technology has advanced quite a bit in the last decade. Being able to develop a video game out of your own home is easier than ever. Naturally, it

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To Game In 4K Or to Not Game In 4K? That Is the Question!

With the announcement of the Xbox One X, people are already debating if Microsoft’s newest system is worth purchasing. Since the gaming industry seems to be shifting towards 4k gaming, the One X is an attractive console – but is buying it on day one a practical choice? This is

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5 Overlooked Gems For Xbox One

With so many games released every year for the Xbox One, there are bound to be games that get lost and forgotten in the madness, but sometimes these forgotten games end up being really great experiences that people are missing out on. So, I wanted to take the time to

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Great Soundtracks of the Modern Generation

A good OST (original soundtrack) can turn a great gaming moment into something superlative. The best OST’s can give you that jaw-dropped, (manly) tear-inducing feeling that only the finest experiences in any medium provide. A quality soundtrack is designed to work in tandem with the moments you experience in the

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What Happened To Demos?

Do you remember what it was like to get to try a game before you sank your hard earned cash into it? Xbox Culture remembers. Playable demos were the best; we’d get enough of a taste of the game that we would want to actually go out to buy the

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Inspiration And Innovation: Why We Need To Stop Saying ‘X’ Copied ‘Y’ In Gaming

As I am fond of saying, ‘Inspiration Drives Innovation’ and nowhere is this truer than in video games. Almost every single thing takes inspiration from something else and applies tweaks to it to make it their own. If you take an even cursory look at anywhere on the internet, you

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Is Having Every Console A Good Thing?

Well, it depends on how you think about it. More games equal more fun, right? More games equals more time needed for gaming, and more time needed for gaming means less time for other hobbies or life activities. More importantly, more games equal more money spent on all of these

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XB1X Is Equivalent To A PC, Allegedly

Sometimes, certain people in the games industry just can’t stay away from making strange or exaggerated comments. One such individual is Chris Tector, the Software Architect at Turn 10 Studios. Previously he was mocked on social media for claiming that the Xbox One X would lead to the “highest quality

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Which Pirate Game Will Take All The Booty?

What a stellar E3 2017 has turned out to be! We are not looking at one possible pirate themed game, but TWO pirate themed games currently on track for a 2018 release date! Sea of Thieves made its debut during Microsoft’s 2014 E3 conference and is currently being developed by

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Historical Accuracy Is a Weak Argument In the Misguided Fight Against Women In Gaming

I am going to do my best not to sound like I’m lecturing or preaching here, but I’ve been quite disappointed with the reaction to the latest few announcements from the realm of historical gaming. Games like Call of Duty: WWII, Battlefield 1, and Skull and Bones have recently been

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Gaming Culture Radio Episode 58

Episode 58 – E3 Wrap-up The Gaming Culture Radio team wraps up E3 week by sharing our biggest stories of the week, then declaring winners in the game, developer, and console maker categories. We announce the final winner of our E3 giveaways, and look forward to a great summer of

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I’d Buy It- Radical Branching Horror Story

Lest it be unclear by now for those of you who faithfully read my articles, I’m a pretty big fan of the horror genre. This is certainly true for movies but is even more true for video games. I absolutely love good horror video games just as I love a good

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