Interview with Laurence Manning – Video Game Pianist

Laurence Manning is a classically trained video game pianist who recently released her album, 'Game Music', and performed at Otakuthon 2019. She graduated with a doctorate in...
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A Survey of Cyberpunk Videogames

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel...William Gibson, Neuromancer The opening lines of William Gibson's Neuromancer...
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Frames Per Second and Refresh Rates: Understanding the Tech

There is no denying that we are in a Golden Age of technology. Personal computers and consoles continue to become more powerful with each successive generation, resulting in...

REVEAL Releases VR Resources for PlayStation Developers

The REVEAL project has announced that they are releasing all of their technologies and resources in the field of virtual reality development in open-source for other developers...

Epic’s Secret Weapons To Become The Steam-Killer

When Epic Games first announced that they would be jumping into the digital storefront arena, reactions were mixed at best. The PC gaming market is already rife with digital...

The Bits and Bytes of Video Game Preservation

On October 25, 2018, on the eve of 2018's biggest release of Red Dead Redemption II, Warren Robinett gave a talk to an eager young crowd at the University...

The Case of Butsbal and the Power Companies Really Have Over Digital Games

"Do we truly own our digital game libraries?" This is a question that is constantly asked throughout all facets of the gaming community, especially with the focus of most systems...

Telltale Games: Their Past and Future Legacy

On September 21, 2018, the world awoke to the upsetting news that Telltale Games had effectively been shut down. A skeleton crew of 25 employees remain to fulfill any...

Bless Us With Blood: Bloodborne and the Horror of Childbirth

Introduction Enough has been said of Bloodborne’s inspiration from the works of H.P. Lovecraft, however not nearly enough discussion is given to what Bloodborne takes from the gothic literary tradition....

Why Spider-Man’s Web Slinging Feels So Good

It's no stretch to say that everyone is loving Insomniac Games' new open-world superhero sim Spider-Man. Insomniac has spared no expense in bringing to life a living, breathing city for...

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