the artistry and psychology of gaming


Mass Effect 3: The Controversial Ending, and What It Means for the Future of the Industry

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in In-Depth | 7 comments

Ethan analyzes why people are upset about the Mass Effect 3 ending, how BioWare could have avoided the controversy, and how BioWare’s reaction might change the industry. WARNING: This article contains more spoilers than a NASCAR race.

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Mass Effect 3

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Reviews | 2 comments

Does the end of this monumental series live up to its high expectations, or leave you stranded out in the Far Rim wanting more?

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The Witch Hunt Against Used Games is Counter-Productive

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in The Future is Doomed | 1 comment

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Digital Distribution is About to Get Ugly

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in The Future is Doomed | 2 comments

As Digital Distribution grows in popularity and new competitors step into the ring, quality is going to suffer greatly. In the second entry of The Future is Doomed, 109 explains why you are soon going to hate Digital Distribution.

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Why DLC and DD are killing gaming

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in The Future is Doomed | 5 comments

In Part I of The Future is Doomed, 109 explains why Digital Distribution and Downloadable Content aren’t all they’re cracked up to be…

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