How Adding Online Elements Effects the Quality of Multiplayer Games

If there’s one thing I’ve talked a lot in later years is how much online gaming has shaped the games of late. Online multiplayer modes have became so popular that they keep getting tacked-on in games that probably didn’t need them, and then multiplayer modes became the excuse to keep releasing sequels of popular titles while diminishing the quality of their single player offering. On one hand, the industry is

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2015 GOTY Most Emotional: Batman Arkham Knight

We like to do things a little different here at CultureMass, so when we’re looking back at the games that make us convey emotion, we’re looking past at “games that made us tear up,” we’re talking about the whole range of emotions a game can make you feel. And from that perspective, not many games spoke to me like Batman: Arkham Knight did in 2015. Batman: Arkham Knight is an

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2015 GOTY Best Value: Fallout 4

I could simply say that Fallout 4 is a polished and revamped Fallout 3 and call it a day, and while that isn’t a bad thing to say given that the later is still considered one of the best games ever made, that statement just wouldn’t make proper justice at how well Bethesda worked on delivering this beast onto this new gaming generation. For anyone who hasn’t experienced previous games

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Finally the Media is Getting Video Games Right

Video game representation in media used to be utterly embarrassing. Movies based on popular video game franchises like Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros, or Mortal Kombat are still regarded as some of the worst films ever made. The sad part is that many of us used to defend them because we were at least happy our hobby was being noticed every now and then. For the last twenty years the

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