What is a Video Game?

This is third, and for the moment final, article in my loosely connected three-part article series exploring video games. In this article, I'm discussing how we define a video game: which we proved over the last two articles is still a relative point of contention. » 5/09/14 10:20am 5/09/14 10:20am

Understanding the Makings of a Video Game Story

This is the second part of a loosely connected three-part article series I'm writing which began with my previous article. Today I'm going to go deeper and describe the nuances behind the video game story that I love so much and why I think they are the greatest in many ways. » 5/07/14 11:20am 5/07/14 11:20am

Storytelling and Gameplay in Video Games

It's a controversial topic in gaming: should the focus be on improving the "gameplay" aspects of the game or making a story worth telling? You'll hear a different answer from everyone, whether they realize their answer is different or not. I exist as part of the minority of gamers that plays games solely for the story. » 5/05/14 10:40am 5/05/14 10:40am