Should You Early Access?

It’s worth noting that when I refer to early access, I am speaking about games both within and also outside of Steam’s actual Early Access program. I’m at a point right now where the majority of the games I play are in one of many “early access” forms. Whether through Steam’s program or elsewhere, it’s… Continue reading

Gaming Cynic: The Only Way(s) to Make Gamers Happy

Gamers are some of the most oppressed consumers of entertainment in the entire world. They rarely get what they want and when they do, it’s usually watered down by the gaming industry’s insistence on trying to appeal to a mainstream market. As a gamer, I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to make every single… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206d – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Game Time

In episode 4 of a 4 part interview, Ethan and Michael wind their way back to talking about video games and focus on marquee game developers, Kickstarter games that have their attention, and the status of the next episode of Tiny Barbarian DX. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Gaming Crushes: The Resiliency of Double Fine

Sure, I grew up as a huge fan of adventure games. There is no doubt that The Secret of Monkey Island shaped my love and appreciation of video games as an entertainment medium. Regardless of any of my nostalgic history with the roots of Tim Schafer and his team at Double Fine, being witness to… Continue reading

Hey! Look! Creative Uncut Concept Art Archive

At one point in time, the games we play were merely brainstorms on a sketch pad. For the super fans  but especially those interested in gaming design, it’s nice to be able to see those ideas before they hit our favorite console. Creative Uncut has taken an affinity for concept work and developed a website dedicated to all things game… Continue reading