Posts by Ben Latimore

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    Exploring Japan’s Indie Game Scene

    The entire world has a scattering of independent game developers; everywhere from the United States to smaller African nations have individuals and small teams working towards making their own games without interference from larger publishers. One of the largest, yet lesser known, scenes is the Japanese market; there is a metric ton of output in…

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    Let’s Talk About the Epic Games Store

    It’s not an easy topic to breach. It seems like whatever community you go into, you’re likely to find someone who will endlessly defend the store to the hilt of a blade, or happily run through anyone who dares utter a positive word. This leads to a lot of misinformation on just what use the…

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    5 MORE Underexposed VR Games

    Previously, we took a look at five VR games that don’t really get much time in the spotlight just due to the depth and width of the VR game library, and now, because there’s always more treasure in them there hills, we’ll be taking it on again with five more titles from across the VR…

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    One Weird Way To Start Your Warhammer 40,000 Journey

    In the grim darkness of the far future, there are a hundred different ways to start down the rabbit hole that is Warhammer 40,000. You have the tabletop game, with its dozens of miniatures, eight different editions, constant spinoffs, and plastic-crack level of cash holes. There are half a dozen other tabletop games, a 50-book…

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    Total Carnage—A F*cking Crazy Sequel

    What arcade game does Mortal Combat, Robocop, and NBA Jam have in common? The Midway published 1991 spiritual successor to Smash TV: Total Carnage. As for how those three things are related though…well, for that, you’ll need some history. Designer Eugene Jarvis started his career with scrolling shooter Defender and sequel Stargate, then went on…

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    5 Underexposed VR Games

    Despite being a fairly new market, the library of virtual reality games across the Steam and PlayStation markets is already fairly diverse, with enough games that you can make a reasonable top 250 list of VR games on Steam and not have much in the way of full-blown shovelware. Unfortunately this means that some games…