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George's Corner

So Many Choices

So Many Choices George Alexopoulos
Thanks for reading and using UGDB! Take a look at the latest and last in our George's Corner series. See more on his website www.studionj.com
The Case For Playing Terrible Games
Opinion

The Case For Playing Terrible Games

The Case For Playing Terrible Games Chris McKeever
Sometimes I review bad games. In fact, sometimes I wonder if I should just make a career out of only reviewing games that are plagued with development issues, delayed releases, development team shake-...
Something Old, Something New: A Nintendo Roundup
What's Up, Nintendo?

Something Old, Something New: A Nintendo Roundup

Something Old, Something New: A Nintendo Roundup Sunday Avery
Greetings from my impoverished hovel, which I dug from my hands after spending all of my money on Black Friday clothes (including a shiny new PS4 controller). No one is getting anything for Christmas!...
XCOM 2 And The Importance Of Environments
Opinion

XCOM 2 And The Importance Of Environments

XCOM 2 And The Importance Of Environments Chris McKeever
I've talked in the past about how much I love XCOM: Enemy Unknown for its openness and freedom in allowing players to create their own narrative with deep character customization and plenty of opp...
Artificial Intelligence and Writing for Video Games
Opinion

Artificial Intelligence and Writing for Video Games

Artificial Intelligence and Writing for Video Games Joanna Nelius
After prying myself out of my turkey- coma this morning, cup of coffee with Cinnabon-flavored creamer in hand, I lay in bed with my tablet tuned into the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generatio...
Happy Capitalism Day! Let’s Shop for Video Games!
Opinion

Happy Capitalism Day! Let’s Shop for Video Games!

Happy Capitalism Day! Let’s Shop for Video Games! Sunday Avery
I hope that you’re spending today warm and toasty inside of your house with Thanksgiving leftovers, and not fresh from the war zone of a mall. Thousands of cars, millions of angry ladies, and de...
This Year I'm Thankful For Old Games And Deep Savings
Opinion

This Year I'm Thankful For Old Games And Deep Savings

This Year I'm Thankful For Old Games And Deep Savings Chris McKeever
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and I'm probably very involved in making the Worlds Best Cranberry Sauce at the moment, but I've taken some time to pass along a few sweet deals going on ...
Be Thankful, Dammit! Games To Play That Are Not Fallout 4
Opinion

Be Thankful, Dammit! Games To Play That Are Not Fallout 4

Be Thankful, Dammit! Games To Play That Are Not Fallout 4 Chris McKeever
Fallout 4 Bro: "Oh man, have you played Fallout 4?"Me: "No. I have not."Fallout 4 Bro: "Oh man, the Super Mutants are really super mutant-y. Way more super mutant-y than Fallo...
No Story? No Problem: Joy Of Making Things Up
Opinion

No Story? No Problem: Joy Of Making Things Up

No Story? No Problem: Joy Of Making Things Up Chris McKeever
Let me start by saying I appreciate many games that try to tell a story. Many of them, especially those that come from studios that hire writers and narrative designers often try very hard to tell goo...
I Have No Complaints About Linkle, Throw Tomatoes At Me
What's Up, Nintendo?

I Have No Complaints About Linkle, Throw Tomatoes At Me

I Have No Complaints About Linkle, Throw Tomatoes At Me Sunday Avery
Unless you live in the middle of the outback and have no internet access and keep a pet Goanna named Joanna, you have heard about Nintendo rolling out a new female character for Hyrule Warriors Legend...
The Joy Of Good Voice-Acting
Opinion

The Joy Of Good Voice-Acting

The Joy Of Good Voice-Acting Chris McKeever
For most people who play games, the game is about the experience. All the aspects of a game coming together and providing a satisfying, entertaining experience. Sometimes this experience provides fun,...
Yes: Rate Accordingly for Horror VR
Opinion

Yes: Rate Accordingly for Horror VR

Yes: Rate Accordingly for Horror VR Joanna Nelius
We have the ESRB rating system in America: EC, E, E 10+, T, M, and AO.Not many games get an “Adults-Only” rating, and the ones that do feature content nothing short of pornography. Manhunt...
Black Friday Deals to Make You Squeals
News

Black Friday Deals to Make You Squeals

Black Friday Deals to Make You Squeals Sunday Avery
I’m not a wealthy woman. I pack my own lunch every day from work, and sometimes all that I pack is a can of beans, some shoe string, and cotton balls. Yes, I’m broke. That’s why...
Nidhogg
Wednesday Indie Pick

Nidhogg

Nidhogg Chris McKeever
We love reporting on indie games here at UGDB, and so on Wednesdays you'll be seeing more indie games being featured on the site. Each week I'll be featuring my indie pick of the week. Th...
Blacksea Odyssey
Best of Kickstarter

Blacksea Odyssey

Blacksea Odyssey Chris McKeever
Crowdfunding is realistically one of the best ways for developers with even modest followings to find the financial support to make the games they want to make. Not surprisingly, working with a s...
The Banner Saga Warbands
Best of Kickstarter

The Banner Saga Warbands

The Banner Saga Warbands Chris McKeever
Crowdfunding is realistically one of the best ways for developers with even modest followings to find the financial support to make the games they want to make. Not surprisingly, working with a s...
Oh, Goody! Game Awards 2015 Announce Their Nominees
News

Oh, Goody! Game Awards 2015 Announce Their Nominees

Oh, Goody! Game Awards 2015 Announce Their Nominees Sunday Avery
On December 3rd, the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA will host the 2013 Game Awards. There will be glitz and glamour. Male developers will spend all year going to cross-fit so they can look svelte in...
Are You Ready For Hard West?
Indie Spotlight

Are You Ready For Hard West?

Are You Ready For Hard West? Chris McKeever
A few years ago I took a trip through Colorado, spending some exploring the mountains and towns of that fine state. It inspired me to write up the beginnings of a pen-and-paper RPG using the World of ...
What Makes a Great Horror Game?
Opinion

What Makes a Great Horror Game?

What Makes a Great Horror Game? Joanna Nelius
Horror games aren’t only about the monsters; they are about the world and the narrative the developers create. Throwing in extra gore has its perks, but senseless violence doesn’t stand we...
The World Is Over: Activision Blizzard Has A Film Studio
End Game Movies!

The World Is Over: Activision Blizzard Has A Film Studio

The World Is Over: Activision Blizzard Has A Film Studio Sunday Avery
I’m not the kind of girl who says “the world is over,” about just anything. Seasonal red coffee cups don’t bother me, global warming is “probably avoidable but whatever,&...
Shenandoah Studio's Battle Of The Bulge
Wednesday Indie Pick

Shenandoah Studio's Battle Of The Bulge

Shenandoah Studio's Battle Of The Bulge Chris McKeever
We love reporting on indie games here at UGDB, and so on Wednesdays you'll be seeing more indie games being featured on the site. Each week I'll be featuring my indie pick of the week. This co...
Doko Roko
Best of Kickstarter

Doko Roko

Doko Roko Chris McKeever
Crowdfunding is realistically one of the best ways for developers with even modest followings to find the financial support to make the games they want to make. Not surprisingly, working with a s...
What Good Are Video Game Movies?
Opinion

What Good Are Video Game Movies?

What Good Are Video Game Movies? Chris McKeever
Well, the World of Warcraft movie trailer has been released ay BlizzCon, and everyone seems all aflutter with the new scenes from the upcoming movie. Our own in-house cinephile and hawkish cultural cr...
A Pessimistic Analysis of the Warcraft Trailer
End Game Movies!

A Pessimistic Analysis of the Warcraft Trailer

A Pessimistic Analysis of the Warcraft Trailer Sunday Avery
You know well that I believe that video games should be video games, and movies should be movies. It’s my life philosophy. In short, it’s because video games put you in the place of the ma...
The GOG Fall Sale Is Here!
News

The GOG Fall Sale Is Here!

The GOG Fall Sale Is Here! Chris McKeever
Fall is here, which means it's time for sales, and if you head over to Great Old Games, you can pick up some great deals on games both old and new. I mostly use GOG to pick up old games that have ...