The bigger budgeted video games become, the more developers want to inject bombastic high-octane story telling into their narratives. What this requires is a rather large helping of traditional storytelling. So for the original Half-Life Valve brought on horror novelist Marc Laidlaw to pen the game. He went on to write all of […]

Bill Watterson, the author of the famous comic strip series Calvin and Hobbes, once considered a cartoon version of his widely popular cartoon duo. That is, until one thought occurred to him that stopped him in his tracks: he did not want to hear what Calvin’s voice sounds like. We […]

Those of us who play video games likely have a great love for certain developers. While we may love some and absolutely hate others, it does not motivate the majority of us to break the law or get into online shouting matches with developers. But has the game Half-life ever motivated you […]

I miss linear games. Don’t get me wrong, I like The Witcher 3, Breath of the Wild, and Bloodborne as much as the next guy. But what ever happened to the plethora of hand-holding, mollycoddling games of the early 2000’s and 90’s? I’m talking about Valve classics like Half-life and […]

Valve, the million dollar corporation behind Steam will be unveiling a VR headset sometime in May, as shown by this image on the Steam site. The picture shows someone holding the headset, complete with adjustable dial, pass-through cameras and a title: the “Valve Index”. A bit of a bland name, […]

If you’re a fan of old-school shooters from the Quake and Unreal era of the 90’s, you should be delighted by 3D Realms’ next project. The original creators of the Duke Nukem franchise are making a throwback FPS called WRATH: Aeon of Ruin in the Quake engine. And yes, we […]