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 Biggest Surprise: Rebel Galaxy

I did not come across Rebel Galaxy until the second half of 2015, but I am so very glad I did. The discovery was unexpected for a couple of reasons; chief among them was that Rebel Galaxy is a space game and, with my love of all things extraterrestrial, I should have noticed it earlier. The other surprising tidbit is the title’s development studio Double Damage Games, consisting only of Travis

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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 Biggest Disappointment: Halo 5: Guardians

After Microsoft’s Halo 5: Guardians announcement at E3 last year it became clear the game had considerably more to live up to than ever before. The announcement included a gameplay demo session on stage featuring a painfully slow beginning as a group of new Spartans were trying to find Master Chief, a Grunt screaming “I regret everything,” and the player running away in a panic from imploding buildings. Little did

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