Our Take: EA Announces Layoffs of 350

If you’ve spend any time around gaming news today, you may have seen this (report by Jason Schreier at Kotaku): I want to be clear: Jason Schreier has been reporting this accurately and fairly…mostly. I need to keep this short so I am not going to get into the ramifications of certain words & phrases… Read More »

Our Take: ArenaNet Fires Price

Jessica Price, a game producer/writer/editor, was recently fired from ArenaNet for violating the company communication policy.  Sounds simple right?  Break the rules, get fired.  The truth is that’s exactly what happened and that should have been the end of it. What’s this all about? I wasn’t going to do an “Our Take” on this story… Read More »

Efficient Gaming #5 (Indie Edition)

It’s finally time for another edition of Efficient Gaming.  The efficient gaming list highlights video games (on most platforms) that should be rewarding for those that don’t have a lot of spare time to game.  We usually showcase games that are fairly modern and feature design elements that are compatible with short gaming sessions.  This time… Read More »

Steam Early Access: Deep Rock Galactic Preview (Updated)

A lighthearted, fun, intense, hybrid, co-op experience – beards required. Link: Deep Rock Galactic Platform: Xbox One / PC – Steam or Windows Store Game Type: Co-op FPS Format: Single / Online Multi Cost: ~$24.99 USD (in Early Access) Avg Session Time: ~35 minutes to 2 hours [Update 6/20/2018] – Article updated to account for… Read More »

The Battleroyale Market – Why LawBreakers Failed and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is Thriving – Part One

PUBG is now 38.3% of all internet traffic.  The rest is cat videos…and porn. This is part one in a three part series that explains why games like Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite have exploded in popularity while other, seemingly well constructed games, died off before they even made a splash.  Playerunknown’s Battleground (PUBG) is a… Read More »