The end of the year is near and this is the perfect moment to look back at some of the best posts released this year. Since the official launch of this blog in July of this year, there has been an endless stream of new content. Something to be proud of as a blogger and content creator. Below, you find a short overview of the best posts of 2019.
For the last year, this blog has required some hard work and dedication. The number of readers has been growing since the official release. The content seems to be a good reason for gamers and other people interested in technology to return to this platform. Now, it is time to take a look at some of the best posts and moments of 2019.
Where does this blog stand after an entire year of hard work and content creation?
Are colour blind people at a disadvantage in games? | Opinion
Are you at a disadvantage if your colour perception of the environment in a game differs from the colour spectrum of other gamers? Being a colour blind gamer is certainly a lifelong struggle. You lose your ability to utilise one of your senses properly and this has also a negative effect on your gameplay experience.Read the entire post
How games change our perception of creativity and learning | Opinion
It is no secret that Minecraft is wildly popular among gamers, and has been for quite some time. Since its creation in 2009, Minecraft captured the minds of children, and even adults. Parents use Minecraft to learn their children how to read, write and count, but there are even more benefits of playing this game together.Read the entire post
Time as a story element and gameplay mechanic in games | Opinion
Time is a frequently used term, yet hard to define and understand. Physicists define time as the progression of events from the past to the present into the future. This means that an unchanging system is considered as timeless, but what happens when the rules of time and physics are altered?Read the entire post
The impact of Assassin’s Creed on our contemporary society | Opinion
History is being told through a variety of different media. Books and literature are just a few of the many possibilities storytellers have in our society. The largest interactive franchise based on historical events is without any doubt the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but what is the impact of these games on our contemporary society?Read the entire post
What is problematic game behaviour and why is completing a role-playing game in one week a good thing? | Opinion
After completing the story of the leading dungeon crawler hack-and-slash action role-playing game Diablo 3 in less than a week, it is time to talk about gamers and problematic game behaviour. When does playing games become an addiction and how many hours per week can you hold a controller or mouse and keyboard in your hand?Read the entire post
What do female protagonists in games tell us about our own culture? | Opinion
In the beginning of 2013, Crystal Dynamics rebooted the action-adventure game Tomb Raider. This time, the series featured a different kind of protagonist. For the first time in the entire series, Lara Croft shows her insecurities while she explores the dangerous environment. This is a trend we see more often in recent years.Read the entire post
The rise, fall and return of historical first-person shooters | Opinion
Last week, I revisited Brothers in Arms – Hell’s Highway, an historical first-person shooter set during the Second World War. Almost immediately after the end of this historical first-person shooter series, the entire genre came to a sudden stop, until Call of Duty and Battlefield returned back to the past.Read the entire post
Back in time to turn-based pen-and-paper role-playing games | Opinion
It is common knowledge that role-playing games have taken inspiration from Dungeons and Dragons, a classic pen-and-paper tabletop game, and used this fantasy world as a source of guidance. After years of real-time adventures, Larian Studios takes the genre back to its turn-based origin with Divinity – Original Sin.Read the entire post
Are game worlds becoming too large and overwhelming? | Opinion
As soon as technology made it possible, game developers turned their linear and story driven games into open world adventures. Over the last years, these open worlds have grown more detailed and much larger, but are they becoming too overwhelming? A lack of direction can make them more difficult than they should be.Read the entire post
Should developers keep politics out of video game franchises? | Opinion
In the world of The Division, a massive bio-terrorist attack on Black Friday led to the outbreak of an epidemic that left the city of New York without supplies. As institutions fail to restore control, agents from The Division, a group of sleeper agents hidden among the populous, are activated to restore order when society falls.Read the entire post
After a successful 2019, it is time to look forward to an even better 2020. To the readers of this blog, may you have a lot of friendship, games and technology to experience. Hope to see you next year for even more content!
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