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The Price is … Wrong?

December 2, 2010 1 comment

By Kob Monney

I came across an article on GameCritics titled The problem with blaming the gamer. The article was a response to an editorial written on GamePro about longevity and quality in video games. The editorial pursued the idea that developers and publishers needed to get away from the thought of long single player games filled with superfluous content rather than a shorter, tighter, more focused experience that could delight as much as a lengthy opus would. The GamesCritic article countered that pricing needed to be taken into account; a 3-4 hour game could not sell for $60 against behemoths like Call of Duty. This point interested me more than the initial GamePro article. If the price of some games were lower, would they sell more? Read more…

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Categories: Essays

War on a Different Scale in Halo 3: ODST

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

By Tom Dann

ODST was a major departure for the Halo franchise, being the first Halo shooter not to feature Master Chief as the main character. The Chief has, from the beginning, been synonymous with Halo. Along with this character change comes a considerable overhaul of the campaign style for the expansion; structurally, atmospherically, and thematically. Read more…

Categories: Essays