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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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Reflections: BostonFIG 2014

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Anecdotes, Lists | 0 comments

Gaming Symmetry heads to the Boston Festival of Indie Games for some hands-on experience with a few up and coming indie titles.

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The Top 10 Ways Sega Was Ahead of Its Time All Along

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Lists | 0 comments

In this Top 10 list, DDJ looks at Sega’s repeated history of being ahead of its time. Repeatedly, Sega developed technologies that would go on to become major features in the industry years or decades later.

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Thief (2014)

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

BGH takes a long overdue look at a game that seems to have fallen into shadow with several misconceptions to its quality.

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Child of Eden: A Synaesthete’s Review

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in In-Depth, Reviews | 2 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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Transistor

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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