Product archive: GTA San Andreas Archives - Twinfinite [ 3 ]

[Featurama] Top 10 Minorities in Gaming

Since it’s Black History month, I wanted to write a little piece about my favorite minorities in gaming. Now this is a personal list so feel free to disagree and let me know why I’m wrong in the comments. The only two requirements I had for a character to be on this list was that they had to be either a main character or integral to the advancement of the story, and I have to had played the game. Hit the jump [...]

[Featurama] Open Worlds Fun For Just Hanging Out

A week or so ago, I wrote an article about how I think that the current trend of making everything into a huge open world is a mistake, and that games should focus more on giving players more options for completing objectives within a smaller space. I was referring to games like Hitman: Blood Money and Deus Ex: Human Revolution as examples of the kind of direction the industry should be moving in. I guess I should clarify that I’m [...]

[Featurama] You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself…

One aspect of video games that set them apart from all other forms of media (other than those often disappointing Choose Your Own Adventure books) is the ability to create a story, to form a narrative through choices and actions. Even though it may provide limited choices, a good game allows players to immerse themselves into a story in a uniquely intimate way. One thing that a game loves to do with this connection is empower the player and imbue [...]