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Hi! Welcome to Gaming Symmetry. Here, we attempt to give video games the type of critical credit and attention we believe they deserve. We consider video games to be more than just entertainment; like film and literature, they can be art as well.

At present, we're staffed by a team of nine authors, writing pieces on the art, psychology, culture, and future of gaming. If you like what you see, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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Most Recent Articles

Child of Eden: A Synaesthete’s Review

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in In-Depth, Reviews | 0 comments

Child of Eden has been reviewed by many, but never for the element around which it was built: synaesthesia. Find out how well it did, only at Gaming Symmetry.

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Risk of Rain

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

Despite its limitations, Risk of Rain is a blast to play.

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Reviews | 2 comments

Deep, balanced, and unrelentingly stylish, Transistor will undoubtedly be one of the top games of the year.

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Inspiration in the Uninspired

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in In-Depth | 0 comments

There have been many examples of derivative work in the gaming industry as of late. Alice Kojiro wonders if this is really a bad thing.

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A3 2014: Alice’s Annual Analysis

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Lists | 0 comments

Alice Kojiro missed E3 while it was happening this year, but after catching up, the results are surprising.

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Top 10 Ways Handheld Consoles Led to Smartphones

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Lists | 1 comment

In this top 10 list, DDJ looks at several of the most significant smartphone features that actually find their roots in handheld gaming. Along the way, he asks the question: why are the biggest names in smartphones Google, Apple, and Samsung instead of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft?

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Cardbridge (Alice: Madness Returns)

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 1 comment

June 2014 is 3D Month for Oases of Beauty, proving that Alice Kojiro does, in fact, play post-SNES games. This entry takes a look at the Cardbridge from Alice: Madness Returns, a 3D Platformer for the Playstation 3.

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