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    Was Gaming Better “Back Then”?

    Exploring one’s own biases and reconsidering one’s own stances is probably one of the hardest parts of the human condition, even when it comes to something ultimately frivolous like gaming. I ask myself often: “How big are those rose-tinted glasses of mine when I’m talking about how gaming was so much better back in the…

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    Ode to the OG XBox

    After Atari closed its doors in 1984, video games became largely the domain of Japanese companies. For the remainder of the 20th century, titans like Sony, Sega, and Nintendo battled it out for supremacy of the gaming industry. The video game crash of 1983 had shown just how difficult it was to enter the home…

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    10 MORE Relaxing Tracks In Video Games

    After the amazing feedback on the last piece, I’ve decided to give this topic another walk around the block. In the comments I saw a lot of great songs out there, and for the most part I agree; those are some pretty relaxing tracks you’ve suggested yourselves. Here are 10 more of my picks for…

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    10 Incredibly Relaxing Songs In Gaming

    Who doesn’t like a little rest and relaxation? Isn’t that a huge part about why we play video games as it is? But beyond the base level of any game, there’s the soundtrack. The soundtrack can make or break any moment. Today I’d like to share 10 pieces of music from different games that have…

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    Managing Expectations: Beware The Hype

    By now, you’ve seen a couple of my Cautious Optimism pieces. While I view them as words of caution, I know it’s easy to see them as trying to rain on the parade. That’s certainly not the intention, but for years now I have been extra careful to manage my expectations when it comes to…

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    The Tomb Raider Suite: Behind The Scenes

    Full disclosure: I asked permission from Tracie-Anne Swift via Twitter and Facebook if I can include her screenshots and photos within the article.  This is why we can’t have nice things. Another day, another Kickstarter scam. Nathan McCree needs no introduction. He is the composer of Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III…