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Gamer Culture

Gamers have a unique and diverse culture within our society.  We tend to do things a little differently, and that's why we have this corner Cinelinx set aside specifically for them.  This section will feature articles dealing specifically with that culture and the integration of video games into every day life. 

One of Sony's Only PS4 Exclusives this Fall Isn't Getting Enough Marketing

It has been well documented that Sony has a rather lackluster Fall lineup of games this year.  In terms of exclsuives they have virtually nothing until next year, and even Sony themselves have stepped out to talk about it.  So why aren't they pushing hard on the games they DO have coming this Fall? 

The Reality of Video Game Remakes & The Industry's Long Love Affair With Them

Take a peak around any gaming community these days and you’ll find complaints in abundance about the recent trend of video game remakes/ports to new consoles. I hate to break it to you, but it’s not a new trend.  Let’s talk about the history of gaming remakes and why they serve a more important purpose than pissing off people. 

Games That Put Major Studios On The Map

In today's gaming world we have a bunch of developers that are icons of the industry making some of the most mind blowing titles, but they weren't always household names. Today, we're taking a look at some of the early games of today's top developers, to see how they started out.  Come inside to check it out!

Doom Shows How the Game Industry Is Listening to Fans

With E3 over, there's been some chance for gamers to reflect on this year's event (past the hype) and see what still thrills them.  While my excitement has dipped on some games, in others it's as strong as ever, but the most important thing E3 showed us, is that developers are listening to fans in the best ways.  

E3 2015 Showed Us The Industry Is Growing Up; Accepting Female Audiences

The gaming industry has grown and expanded in so many ways that you expect there to be issues. One of the biggest issues the industry has faced recently is the female audience and how to include them. Games have included female characters in the most absurd ways you can think of, think old school comics of the 90’s, and a big group of gamers want actual female characters. This caused problems, why is it every time we pick up a game we have to play as a male character? Why can't there be a game where female characters are not almost always, well, sex toys? Thankfully E3 2015 is heading in the right direction and we can see the industry cares.

I've Boarded the Hype Train For These 5 Games From E3 2015

E3's primary purpose is for developers to showcase their upcoming titles, and get fans excited about them.  It's a dedicated hype machine, and despite trying to remain 'professionally detached', there are some games that I've fallen for hook, line, and sinker.  

E3 2015 Adventure Part 1: My Time in the Oculus Rift

With E3 2015 in the books, I thought what a way to commemorate the adventure than to create a series of articles reviewing my various experiences.  This is Part 1 of my E3 2015 Adventure and we're starting with My Time In The Oculus Rift.  Read on.

 

Rating The Best And Worst Of E3 2015

With E3 conferences wrapped up we got all the major announcements from all the major companies in attendance. They put themselves at the center of the game industry for an hour and half (longer if you are EA) and showed us everything they did. So how did they stack up? Who had the best outing that excited us all, and who was more of a let down?

Seamlessly Sony, a response to Sony's E3 2015 Press Conference

Although initially thrilled by the gestalt of Sony’s surprise tactics and sultry surfaces, the laughing specters of Microsoft and some lingering doubts demurred my once gleeful countenance to something more ambivalent. While titles like The Last Guardian (Team Ico), and Final Fantasy 7 (Square Enix) first seem like the epitomization of a Sony E3 Press Conference, the actuality is that only one of those will become a Playstation exclusive (FF7 ends with the disclaimed have it “first” on PS4). And yes, there are also some promising third party teases like Guerrilla Games’s Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Mans Sky, and Media Molecule’s Dreams, but those are still so far, and 2015 continues to look barren for the system whose 2014 press conference ostensibly emphasized games over all else.

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