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Lately, more and more fan favorite video games have been remade and brought back into the limelight, such as Ultimate sonic colors and Demon souls. These remakes allow new generations of gamers to experience some beloved gems in a way that meets today’s modern standards, making games as entertaining as the originals, improving graphics, adding …

Last month, The New York Times wrote about something that was hardly new or newsworthy: a marriage in the “metaverse”. The bride wore a flower crown with a buttoned gray skirt worthy of a downtown office. The groom looked like Jeff Bezos. At the reception there were guests and a stage and a photo slideshow. …

Video game fans have an intellectual advantage! Do you feel the tension and can’t stop, you understand it’s addictive, but you keep playing and looking for loopholes? What’s going on in your brain right now? Why do some players feel aggressive and others the opposite? A lot of research shows us the flip side: Scientists …

The forecast has been out of balance due to Covid-19 over the past two years. 2020 was one of the most unpredictable years as the pandemic continued to rage. On the other hand, it was a blessing in disguise for game companies that have had a banner year. People played games to pass time, survive, …

I love a good farming video game, I love the sense of pride I get when I get up at dawn to clean a barn and plant crops without having to, you know… get up at dawn to clean a barn and plant crops. there is also something meditative on immersion in a game this …

Games love to take us to places, be it outer space, hidden jungles, or a bygone version of England. As much as I love these alternate realities of reality and the joys of video game tourism, they reminded me of home, of the place in the physical world where most, if not all, of our …

As nice as it can be to have a home in real life that is personalized to fit a personal style, building the home of your dreams can be a huge pain. Since it takes a lot of time and effort to design, decorate, find the right furniture, and build everything, the whole experience can …

Two of 3D artist Jovan Wilson’s submissions for the Afro Hair Open Source Library. (Image courtesy of the source) When black gamers started the Hybrid Shooter-RPG Outriders last April, only four of 24 hairstyle options because the characters could possibly be considered a black hairstyle. Worse yet, all have fallen under the tired tropes of …

The eagerly awaited Spider-Man: No Path Home was released with much praise and added a new spike to the mainstream popularity of the superhero genre. As such, the Spider-Man merchandise will surely increase accordingly, with the video game community likely looking to eliminate that adventurous itch that the Wall-Crawler does so well to incite. RELATED: …