Yearly Archives: 2016

The Time for Indie Games is Now
The Time for Indie Games is Now

Eric Hunter remembers the first time he played an “indie” game, though he didn’t necessarily realize it at the time. “I still remember the days of telling people about, what was at the time, super small games like Blood or Chip’s Challenge,” Hunter recalled. “I remember reading the credits for games like them and there…

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The Worst Distraction
The Worst Distraction

For your listening pleasure: Download here Our attention is constantly being pulled in all different directions. Everywhere you look there’s visual advertising, someone has the radio on asking you to check out the latest discounts in wireless, or a friend is pulling you by the arm to check out how far they’ve gotten in Dark…

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C++ is For Real Developers
C++ is For Real Developers

Now for your listening pleasure! Download now   Entering into the fray of indie game development is like walking into a cave: it’s dark around every corner, there’s rocks jutted here and there, sure you can grab a torch on the wall to light your way through but that light only shines on certain paths….

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DMCA Takedown
DMCA Takedown

For your listening pleasure: Download Now   It’s not a passing fad of big, popular companies doing sweeps over the internet claiming everything that is there’s and requesting it to be taken down. Broad strokes, typed letters, and lawyers stand at the ready hitting each and every project that is either a blatant ripoff or…

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No Man’s Game
No Man’s Game

For you listening pleasure: Download Now The past three years have been a tremendous rollercoaster for indie developer Hello Games. With announcing their latest title in 2013 during VGX then officially by Sony during E3 in 2014, to its release this month, No Man’s Sky gained extremely high notoriety and it appeared that the hype…

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An Unbelievable Offer
An Unbelievable Offer

For you listening pleasure: Download Now Everyone, I just received an email from the Nigerian Prince stating he needs me to help him get his money out of the country and in turn will pay me for my efforts! He said the email may come as a surprise and boy did it. I only need…

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What’s Old is New Again
What’s Old is New Again

For your listening pleasure: Download Now There’s much to celebrate when it comes to retro gaming and their fans. Nintendo announced the NES Classic Mini: a fit in the palm of your hand NES with 30 games on board, HDMI hook up, and classic NES controller. And like the days of old, once rival to plumber…

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Everyone is Corrupt and No One Loves You
Everyone is Corrupt and No One Loves You

For your listening pleasure: Download Now Youtube. Am I right? Very few video streaming sites that feature original content from everyday people can compete with Youtube. Millions of people visit the site everyday. And yes many of those people are gamers.

Gonna Catch Them All
Gonna Catch Them All

For your listening pleasure: Download Now July 2016 marks the release of Nintendo’s first mobile game: Pokemon Go. And boy has it been a remarkable success. With the use of augmented reality, developer Niantic Labs (creators of Ingress) have finally built the livable dream we’ve all been wanting since playing through Pokemon Red and Blue:…

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Wanna Go Fast
Wanna Go Fast

For you listening pleasure: Download Now July marks the beginning of one of my favorite weeks of the year: Summer Games Done Quick. Gamers from all over the nation join together in Minneapolis, Minnesota to demonstrate their ability to completely deconstruct video games allowing them to do things that the developers never thought would be…

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Piracy and the Grey Market
Piracy and the Grey Market

For your listening pleasure: Download Now Piracy is no laughing matter. Sure it may feel good to get the better of some multibillionaire corporation who is known to release what can only be described as hot garbage. Screw those guys right? That new platinum CD you just released? You already have more money than you…

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Reinventing the Wheel
Reinventing the Wheel

For your listening pleasure: Download Now Today marks the release of a much anticipated indie game from world renowned game designer Keiji Inafune: Mighty No. 9. After its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the missteps of mid-development, and the year long delay, backers can now enjoy something they haven’t had a chance to do in a…

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Shareware
Shareware

For your listening pleasure: Download Now Back in 1993, id Software released their latest title: Doom. They also tested a new marketing strategy for PC games called shareware. The idea was that a small inclusion of the game would be released for free to the public to garner those who may want to try the…

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Let’s Play a Game
Let’s Play a Game

For your listening pleasure: Download Now Video streaming services have revolutionized the video game industry. YouTube, Twitch, HitBox, and now, thanks to a deal with Blizzard, Facebook Live, allow people to connect one on one with the games that interest them without as so much as paying a cent. It allows the gamer to get…

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Where’s My Replay Value
Where’s My Replay Value

For your listening pleasure: Download Now Jonathan Blow is a quiet individual. He likes to work on his games, keep to himself mostly, then releases his titles under hushed voices. He’s not your typical indie developer and whether you like him or not, he’s made some incredible titles. Games that could even stand at the…

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