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Why Do We Play Video Games?

Why Do We Play Video Games?

Playing video games is the best hobby there is. Sure, that’s my opinion, but I’m certainly not alone. Video games have grown from humble beginnings to become the most profitable of all entertainment ventures. That’s not bad for something that used to be considered a kid’s toy or a novelty…
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Is E3 Gone Forever?

Is E3 Gone Forever?

This week was meant to be the biggest week of the gaming calendar in 2020. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, the gaming industry was preparing for E3 2020 in Los Angeles. All to celebrate a very important year for video games ahead of the upcoming console generation. Things have obviously…
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Why Our Society Needs Video Games

Why Our Society Needs Video Games

When I was a wee lad my folks used to take me to the mall so they could shop. They saw the importance of the arcade and knew it could hold the interest of children while they did whatever needed doing. They would hand me a five dollar bill and…
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The Best New IPs of the Generation

The Best New IPs of the Generation

Believe it or not, it's been nearly seven years since the the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One kicked off the eighth generation of consoles. In that time, we've played some truly incredible and memorable titles. As we approach the end of the generation, we wanted to take a moment to…
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Destiny Has an Identity Crisis

Destiny Has an Identity Crisis

Destiny 2 is on the brink of tying up loose ends within the latest season titled “Season of the Worthy”. A lot of mixed criticism has flown through the internet, but as we approach the new season starting in June, we are told of a major change coming to Destiny…
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The Importance of Music in Video Games

The Importance of Music in Video Games

The rush of storming the lair of evil doers, the crescendo of enacting that perfect heist, the emotional loss of a beloved character, through it all we take in the breathtaking graphics, admire the impeccable lighting, and enjoy the tight controls that engage us with the latest masterpiece of gaming.…
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The Psychology of Grinding in Video Games

The Psychology of Grinding in Video Games

Many moons ago I set off on an adventure unlike any I had ever experienced. It took place across a huge world, sprawling several continents and oceans. There were kings and princesses, magical towns, caverns filled with timeless treasures, and fierce monsters traversing every nook and cranny. I had never…
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