Category: History

The Women Who Raided Rivers and Crushed Centipedes

Even now in 2019, video games are looked at as a “boy’s game”. In truth, women make up 45% of gamers, and that number has been steadily growing for the last ten years. Anyone who works in the game industry can tell you that there isn’t a game on the shelves that women haven’t played […]

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Yeah Yeah Beebiss – The Game That No One Has Ever Played

Like any other community, the video game world has its fair share of urban legends and weird mythology. There are haunted games and secret levels only a few have claimed to see. There are tales of how games came to be or of the lives of the people who made them. Hidden messages and secret […]

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The Maze, the T-Rex, and the Birth of Horror Games

We live in a wonderful time for gamers who dig on horror. We’ve got Silent Hill and Resident Evil. We’ve got Friday the 13th and Dead by Daylight. We have a plethora of horror games to get us through the wonderful season of Halloween. And we should be grateful. There was a time, really not […]

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Katniss Everdeen and the Birth of Battle Royale

Mark Twain once famously said, “There is no such thing as a new idea”. To prove his point, bestselling Historical Romance author Jude Deveraux is quoted as saying “There are no new stories. It all depends on how you handle them”. So it is with novels, so it is with movies, songs, and even video […]

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The Five Failures of Nintendo

The video game market of today wouldn’t exist without Nintendo. In the mid-1980s, they weathered the storm when the console market imploded by focusing on quality over quantity. The Nintendo Seal of Approval meant something to gamers – it meant that the game they were buying was at least playable – something Atari proved was […]

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