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Shamus Young attempts to make the game industry less dysfunctional by arguing with a rhetorical wall and hoping things change for the better.

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Spore turns seven years old next month. It's a strange, innovative, daring, and unsuccessful game. Here's what went wrong.

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Let's talk about risk. I'm sure you've heard that there's a lot of it in AAA game development these days. Video games are growing in popularity while becoming less profitable.

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Two weeks ago we got our first King's Quest game in 17 years. revivals and reboots are all the rage these days, but those games were 90s properties.

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A romance story with no adventure can be dull and talky. An adventure with no romance can feel emotionally empty. By blending the two, both ideas get the extra punch

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In a world where everyone seems hellbent on running sequels into the ground, the continued silence of the Half-Life franchise is increasingly strange.

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Before you click, let me point out that we're not having THAT discussion again. We're actually having a discussion about why THAT discussion is so often a dead end.

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Writers seem to prefer the loner take on Batman. This is why they're wrong.

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So you're making a videogame. And let's say this videogame is planned to release on multiple platforms: The FunBox, the WizBang, and the PC.

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The Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight is a mess. It's a bad feature trapped in a good game. It was a bad idea, badly implemented, and then over-hyped before release.

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Dear Microsoft,

One of the big events at E3 last week was the PC Gaming Show, and I was thrilled to see you guys turn up and talk about your plans....

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It's popular to complain about reboots these days. There are certainly a lot of them to complain about. And I don't doubt that somewhere in the archives you can find a column where I did an eye-roll at an upcoming reboot.

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How much unique, interesting, varied, entertaining content does Witcher 3 really have?

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Who's to blame for the Witcher 3 HairWorks debacle? Shamus says there's plenty of blame to go around.

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You might not think 50 Shades and Batman have anything in common, but you'd be wrong.

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The video game Hatred is bringing the discussion of violence to the forefront again, and Shamus offers some words of advice.