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Race in the Future of Gaming

This is a research paper that I wrote back in 2012 in my Game Culture class at Columbia College Chicago. I put a lot of heart into this article. Please enjoy, and here you can read the article on IAM Columbia’s home blog. Thanks a lot. Krystal Carr Andrew Hicks Game Culture Paper 2 Race in Video Games A decade from now video games will incorporate different races more than…


ObsCure I & II Now On Steam: Co-op Horror Returns!

Ah, the early 2000’s brought us so many great survival/horror titles. Just to name a couple: Silent Hill 2, Clocktower 3, Siren, Fatal Frame, Eternal Darkness, and even Resident Evil 4, but we also can’t forget about this creepy little gem of a series, ObsCure. It was a cult favorite that brought a new spin to the horror survival genre back during the good old PlayStation 2 era. Now Steam…


Thief: Soon To Steal Gamers Feb 25th

If you’re ready to become a professional thief, we’ve got the perfect game for you. As an old favorite series of many, Thief is getting the royal reboot. It’s been almost a decade since we’ve seen a new title in the series. Edios Montreal and Square Enix, the same studios that brought us Deus Ex: Human Revolution are bringing us the 4th installment in the Thief series, and it’s shaping…


Top 12 Black Video Game Characters That Kick Butt!

Long gone are the days of struggling to find a good black video game character. Not only are they cool, but it’s awesome to see more game characters of color on the big screen. It’s just refreshing. I grew up in an age where black people didn’t appear often in video games. If they did, they were over stereotyped, non-important side characters, or characters in fighting games with nothing more…


Is Amazon Making A New Gaming Console?: The Purchase of Double Helix

Amazon has recently bought Double Helix, the studio that created Killer Instinct for the Xbox One. What does this mean? Well for one, it means that Amazon bought on a pretty solid game studio. On the other hand, where will this leave the Killer Instinct franchise? Microsoft owns Rare. Killer Instinct is owned by Rare. Which means that it doesn’t seem likely that Killer Instinct would be released on any…


Top 7 Horror Games to Scare You in 2014

2013 gave us a pretty decent year in the horror game department. There were some great titles such as Outlast, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Slender: The Arrival, and even State of Decay and The Last of Us had gamers spooked everywhere. Thus far, 2014 further proves that horror games are making a comeback and for the better. With such a plentiful lineup of games coming out soon, things are…


Evolve: New Co-Op Game from L4D Creators

Presenting… EVOLVE! Left 4 Dead happens to be one of my most favorite games. EVER! While I patiently anticipate the release of a Left 4 Dead 3 someday, it’s safe to say that my craving for another game from the developers will be a pretty solid blessing. Presenting Evolve! Evolve will be the latest co-op shooter, created by Turtle Rock Studios that have brought us all of the previous L4D…