Gaming trials, tribulations, observations, and revelations

27Sep What kind of gamer am I? – with references to Bioshock and Half-Life: Episode 2

What kind of gamer am I?† I think Iím kind of the opposite of the hardcore gamer. † Iím the kind of gamer who wants to explore a new game as much as possible on my own, but I’m not afraid to bring in the big guns whenever necessary: codes, trainers, FAQs, walkthroughs, anything else […]

01Sep Balancing Challenge and Frustration: How to Always Move Forward

Recently, the gaming blog Game-ism published an interesting article about balancing challenge and frustration in video games (http://www.game-ism.com/2008/08/19/challenge-vs-frustration/).† While the author comes at the question with a view that is not quite diametrically opposed to mine, he does make an important point, to an extent – a game that lacks any level of challenge or […]