Top 10 Video Game Worlds in Which I Want to Grow Up, Live, and Retire
FEATURE | Posted on: 05/08/2013
We play video games because they take us out of this world and put us into another. We play them because they give us the opportunity to do things we could never do in reality.
Whether these worlds are completely made up or a fictionalized version of what we know, sometimes we can only wish we... [more+]
GameDynamo Retrocast - Castlevania 1, 3, Bloodlines, and Circle of the Moon
FEATURE | Posted on: 04/23/2013
Hello fellow readers! This is me just riffing on why I love Castlevania while discussing four games from the franchise (Castlevania 1, Castlevania 3, Bloodlines, Circle of the Moon) and many others.
A LucasArts Tribute: Fond Memories from a Former In-house Developer
FEATURE | Posted on: 04/04/2013
I loved LucasArts. I got my start in the industry there. Many of my closest friends were made in the forge of those long hours working on Star Wars games. I can think of a thousand reasons why I'll miss LucasArts so much. I'll try to limit myself to just a handful here.
Check out the video... [more+]
Revengeance, the Lighter Side of Metal Gear - What Sets it Apart?
FEATURE | Posted on: 03/14/2013
Even before its release, Metal Gear Rising: Revengance was criticized for being too different from the series' established formula. It's easy to see the logic behind these critiques, because many of the themes people associate with Metal Gear Solid are minimal or absent in the new title. Still,... [more+]
Top 10 of Gaming's Most Amicable Video Game Villains
FEATURE | Posted on: 03/13/2013
"You are bad guy. This does not mean you are bad guy." - Zangief, Wreck-It Ralph.
The above quotation pretty much describes exactly what I'm going for with this piece. Too often, it seems we forget that villains don't necessarily have to be complete monsters or power-mad maniacs.... [more+]
Eight of the Most Awesome Chiptunes in the Current Gaming Scene
FEATURE | Posted on: 03/04/2013
There was a time not so long ago when not every video game sported a sweeping, grand orchestral score; a time when you didn't need a world-famous, critically-acclaimed composer or a whole sound team to cobble together a soundtrack for your game; a time when music in video games was simpler; a series... [more+]
Top 10 Most Impractical Weapons in Gaming
FEATURE | Posted on: 02/21/2013
I get it, developers. You want your characters to be memorable. I understand that you want people to look at them and go "wow, cool!" And I know that one of the best, most common means of accomplishing this is by giving the character an original, creative, or unique weapon. Unfortunately,... [more+]
Does Difficulty Still Have a Place in Modern Video Games?
FEATURE | Posted on: 02/20/2013
Today's breed of gamer is significantly different from 20 years ago. We have become a more varied and diverse species of human with different tastes and preferences. However, new traits are becoming the norm. Traits such as being unable to commit as much time to their favorite games, not being... [more+]
Top 10 Tragic Video Game Romances
FEATURE | Posted on: 02/14/2013
Valentine's Day can be a painful reminder for the single about their unwanted singleness. However, love has just as much baggage as it does rewards. For those spending V-Day alone, here are ten reminders from popular video games that it could be much, much worse. (Note: SPOILERS for the games follow.)
Funny Portal / Half Life Video - Portal: How It Should Have Ended
FEATURE | Posted on: 02/11/2013
We haven't seen much of Chell and Gordon Freeman as of late, but here's a chance to see what Portal's and Half-Life's stars do in their spare time. Or maybe it's all just some online video producer's dream. Anyway, here's how he thinks Portal should have ended...
Everything We Know About the Next-Gen Xbox (a.k.a. Xbox 720 / Durango)
FEATURE | Posted on: 02/07/2013
The next generation of consoles is fast approaching, and the rumor mills are running at full tilt. Everybody's buzzing about the next generation of consoles: What they'll look like, how they'll function, what sort of games we'll be seeing, what sort of control schemes they'll utilize...... [more+]
Lautering Bytes Podcast - Ep. 37: LB Returns; Ni No Kuni & Corn Chowder Touch our Souls
FEATURE | Posted on: 01/29/2013
Lautering Bytes Podcast feed:
Jan. 29, 2013 (53.7 MB)Duration: 0:58:43 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZEp. 37. Lautering Bytes Returns; Ni No Kuni & Corn Chowder Touch our Souls
We're back... and we're not dead! Also, we're still gaming! We've been... [more+]
GameDynamo's Best Games of 2012
SPECIAL | Posted on: 01/14/2013
Welcome to GameDynamo's 2012 Video Game Awards! The industry has exploded. Mobile games come out every day. The indie scene is in its best moment right now. Digital delivery is starting to come into its own. We're flooded with choices. There's so much to see that a lot of the good stuff... [more+]
GameDynamo's Readers' Choice 2012: What's the best of these games?
FEATURE | Posted on: 01/09/2013
We're now in the final stages preparing our yearly video game awards. We put together a list of the games we considered the best of 2012, for one reason or another, which was no easy feat, and now we want your input.
Tell us your pick, and if you think some other game should have been added,... [more+]
Preview Guide: Top Video Games to Look Forward to in 2013
FEATURE | Posted on: 01/03/2013
The world didn't end with the Mayan Apocalypse (as expected), so it's the new year! As always, the new year brings with it many things: parties we'll never remember, New Year's resolutions we'll never keep, and a whole list of new games we simply can't wait to play.