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Guest Post: The Unavoidable Flaws of The Elder Scrolls Online

[Promoted from our Managing Editor's inbox, here's another fantastic Guest Writer! This piece comes from community member, Lindsey Weedston. Lindsey has been living and gaming around Seattle, WA for as long as she can remember. Along the way, she picked up writing, criticizing people on the Internet, and worshiping at the feet of the Great and Powerful BioWare. She is not affiliated with BioWare in any way. You can email her at lindseyweedston@gmail.com, follow her on Twitter, and find her on LinkedIn.] I’ve been playing The Elder Scrolls [...]

The Early Access Model – Finish Your Damn Game

The all-digital age of the PC is upon us. While I might be rather tardy to the party in saying so, this hit home for me when I tried to pre-order Dragon Age: Inquisition and was not given a physical copy option. It stung, to be sure, but somehow it didn’t hurt as much as it should have. This is, after all, the future envisioned by many after one too many trips to the local retailer to pick up the [...]

 

Friendships End With Super Mario 3D World – Two Friends, One Backlog

You all asked for stupid Let’s Plays, so I’ll give you stupid Let’s Plays! I called up Andy and we decided that we needed to make the title of this new show as inappropriate as possible. Why not play games we’ve never played and try to stop the overflowing backlog between us both? Two Friends, One Backlog was born. Enjoy the first and only episode, as we’re no longer friends after this. Super Mario 3D World is war.

Twinfinite EP: Spate OST Review – A Slow Burn

[Occassionally Twinfinite's Endless Playlist gets a new album to review. This week it's the Spate OST composed by Mike Raznick] I wrote in my original review that the music relied mostly on orchestral strings and haunting vocals to complete the dark atmosphere of Spate and having gotten a chance to listen to the full album, I realize I was only scratching at the surface of an iceberg. While the majority of the album rarely deviates from the string ensemble, the [...]

Study Finds That “Gamer Rage” Due to Perceived Failure, Not Violent Content

The concept that “gamer rage” is directed at one’s failure is one that seems like common sense, but the scientific community has long blamed this phenomenon on the oftentimes violent content of the games themselves. A recent study of nearly 600 gamers, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, suggests otherwise. Andrew Przbylski at Oxford University, along with Edward Deci and Richard Ryan at the University of Rochester (hey, that’s where I live!), found that the intense anger [...]

Women in Gaming (Part I) – Making Games

“I just have one question for people who think that women don’t want to work in games: have you asked them?” – Elizabeth Sampat (Storm8 senior game designer), GDC 2014 A panel at the Game Developer’s Conference last month, game designer Elizabeth Sampat offered her personal insight to the misconceptions surrounding women in the gaming industry. Myths that women “don’t want to work in games” and that there are “no female candidates” are in her wise words: “bullshit.” Studies and [...]

 

Indie Games, Mainstream? Golden Girls vs Capcom? – Twinfinite Discusses

We’re back with another Twinfinite Discusses! While Alex and Austin still haven’t returned from their honeymoon, Muaz joined Andy and I once again to talk about the topics and questions you sent us in. Here’s an episode on whether indie games will ever truly be mainstream, what kind of gaming hybrid filled with different game mechanics we’d love to make together, and which TV shows would make fantastic video games.

Make It So – Stop In For a Cold One at PAX North

[Make It So takes a look at our favorite games and suggests additions, subtractions, and areas to improve upon for the sequel or next entry in the series. This one is more community focused, but you get the idea.] Video game fans were treated a couple of weeks ago to yet another successful PAX East. The team at Twinfinite was really well-represented with seven members of our staff in attendance. By all accounts it was a hell of a fun [...]

Twinfinite Loop Episode 9, “PAX East and Peeps”

Howdy gang! It’s time for me, Andy, and Muaz to throw our two cents into our closing thoughts on PAX East ’14 on this week’s Twinfinite Loop!  Did we like it?  Did we hate it? Do we want more next year? Less? What? WHAT? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHAT?! Well, listen up to hear us talk about that as well as… The indie games of PAX What the hell was Wildstar? Dunkin Donuts every two feet in Boston Lemon Peeps [...]

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