I really do love Steam. It is a great service and really did, in many ways, change the way digital distribution should work. They offer overall great customer service and have built an ever growing community around their service.
They are not perfect however. Steam unfortunately uses much of that consumer loyalty to its advantage giving their company and their founder, Gabe Newell, a free pass when it comes to not including some features that other services are beginning to offer. Continue reading
My current gaming rig. “An elegant weapon…for a more civilized age.”
As this generation of consoles comes to a close, now has been a time of reflection on this generation, and speculating the next to come.
The PS4 officially launches tomorrow, at midnight in many places, and the XboxOne to follow soon after.
I started the last generation as a devout Xbox fan. I was one of the unlucky people who had multiple hardware failures, but I still stood by my investment.
The 360 was a good enough machine that allowed me to abandon PC gaming for a short time.
I let my Xbox Live Subscription expire because it started to feel more like an advertising service than a gaming service.
I wanted to do something different this time. I decided to do a series of three videos about how video games impact our culture. I wanted to look at a historical example to put modern arguments into context. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading
I know that the audience for video games is getting increasingly more diverse. It was not until recently that I really knew the extent of it. This post will be more personal than my other ones. I will admit, this is a personal bias on my part but I think it illustrates an important point.
Microtransaction is a dirty word to most of the gaming community. Many gamers have drawn lines in the sand and grabbed their torches and pitchforks at the very mention of the word. Continue reading
Valve’s big announcement that has been teased over the past week was finally revealed today. Valve will be expanding its digital distribution service Steam with Steam OS. Continue reading