the artistry and psychology of gaming


Made for Men, By Men

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in From the Archives | 0 comments

Taken from a post she originally wrote in the beginning of May 2011, Minnie offers you a less serious looks into the odd role of women in video games, starting with when she played Mass Effect 1 and had utterly no idea that there was even the option to be a women, coming to the sad realisation along the way that women always look weird in games and that she’s too vain to risk it and finally finishing with the desire to be a Crusader for female gamers everywhere!

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The Top 10 Most Outlandish Hybrid Games That Really Really Work

Posted by on Aug 27, 2011 in From the Archives, Lists | 0 comments

In this list, BGH examines some of the most unlikely successes in matching up different genres that have occurred in video game history to create fun and innovative hybrid experiences.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops review

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in From the Archives | 1 comment

Call of Duty is no more a game series. It’s a fad. It’s a goldmine. And we should not look at it as a serious video game, if we do that, we will be disappointed. They will now only make it to earn money. And they will not bother with being creative. You cannot blame them; for Call of Duty is no more about integrity, but about business.

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Top 10 Events Where Gaming Impacted the Real World

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011 in From the Archives | 0 comments

People often think of video games as existing inside their own distinct “gaming” culture, but there are times when they intersect with the real world. In this list from a year ago, DDJ explores ten interesting instances of this happening.

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Lost in Shadow

Posted by on Jul 30, 2011 in From the Archives, Reviews | 0 comments

This is a review of the 2011 Hudson title: Lost in Shadow for the Wii.

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A Character Analysis of Cole Phelps

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in From the Archives | 3 comments

If you found L.A Noire’s story a bit of a mystery, or didn’t understand Cole Phelps’ actions or motivations, this is the critical analysis for you. Here, Minnie explores the complex enigma of Cole Phelps and his role within the context of the story, as analysed through quotes and dramatic devices within the game, in order to broaden the depth of your understanding and so increase your enjoyment of the game and it’s profound story.

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