One of the more interesting tidbits to come out of Gamasutra’s recent analysis of the state of GameStop was the huge profit GameStop makes selling used games. It’s not rocket science how they do it. They buy back nearly mint games from gamers for pennies on the dollar, slap a big price tag on the […]
Reasons to buy that PS3 just keep piling up, as word from the ticker reveals that Demon’s Souls, a dungeon-crawler action RPG from Atlus, will be making its way across the Pacific to arrive on U.S. shores in the fullness of time. Apparently Eurogamer gave it a 9/10 and called it “absolutely compelling.” Even if […]
Recently, I asked the question: “Why do some games, like Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Max Payne and others become such winners in the marketplace?” Ever since then I have been trying to unlock the secret to developing and selling winning games. So, the question for today should be pretty obvious. What makes gamers line up […]
PlayStation LifeStyle, Sony’s web portal for all things PlayStation, has posted very early footage of Team ICO’s next game, Project Trico, destined for the PS3. The footage is just under 4 minutes, but in that short period of time managed to make me feel all warm and squishy inside… either that or I’m coming down […]
Review by Mike “Scout” Gust The Path Developer Tale of Tales Publisher Tale of Tales Released March 18, 2009 Available for PC (version reviewed)/MAC Verdict: 4/5 Thumbs Up “I soon came to realize that this was not your typical video game. In fact, it can reasonably be argued that it’s not a video game at […]
It has come to my attention that some gamers enjoy a bit of didactic discourse. Dissection and deconstruction fashioned into posts and comments aimed at interpretation and insight seem to rule Tap-Repeatedly’s front page. Do Games = Art and if so, how and why? Luckily, gaming is all about choice. In order for games, or any single […]
It’s been threatening for some time now: first a bit of misdirection involving a possible sniper update, now revealed through clever internet chicanery to be the Spy. I don’t really play much Team Fortress 2 any more, but I do love these character movies. And so shall you!
Don’t lie: who among us doesn’t occasionally sit bolt upright in bed, drenched in sweat, eyes big as saucers? Our partner, lover, girl (or boy) picked up at the cheap bar down the street, and/or pet paws at us worriedly. “What is it?” they ask. But how can we communicate the terror to them? They’d […]
Video games are about imagination. They’re about going to places you might not otherwise go and doing things you might not otherwise do; they’re about meeting people and entities you might not otherwise meet and having experiences you might not otherwise have. The medium allows us, essentially, to take a life for a test drive. And the more advanced the technology gets, the less hard imagination work is required to “be” there. I don’t know whether this is good or bad, it’s just the way things are. But one thing’s remained the same since day one: there is always you, on the other end of the mouse or controller, always you separated from the other world by a screen. Video games can be about anything, but they always have you in common.
While I have never been what one might call an “intense” gamer, I have for years been a student of visual and printed forms of media.I have particularly followed the on-going argument related to computer gaming as art.I do this largely because it amuses me to find politicians who can barely spell “computer,” and lawyers […]