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Players have long debated the importance, relevance, and quality of stories in MMOs. Some have called for an abolishment of dev-driven narrative entirely, some enjoy what's there, and some have pressed for better writing and storytelling techniques. This week we'll hear from one blogger who is stru...

January 28th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of launching its last narrative-driven game roughly one month ago, Simogo offered another game today for free, The Sensational December Machine. The Device 6 developer just teased the PC and Mac game on its Twitter account yesterday before offering it as a holiday gift to its fans...

December 18th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It's fair to say that Guild Wars 2 sells its story pretty highly, as living world progress and story updates are a major part of its content strategy. Head of narrative Leah Hoyer stated in a recent interview that this is one of the core things that games as a whole need to embrace: Story is import...

November 26th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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With the recent release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Gearbox knows it may have some fans with questions on how the series' timeline is organized. That's understandable when your latest game is sub-titled "The Pre-Sequel." To bring order to the chaos, the series developer offered an "ultimate Bor...

October 20th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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I've long had a complicated relationship with the story of Warcraft. Once, I was enamored by the world they've created -- I was one of the earlier contributors to Know Your Lore, eager to share my love of the franchise's narrative. I'm no longer so enamored. I don't hate it, but neither do I love i...

September 8th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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After what seemed to be an interminable period of testing, Firefall is finally officially launched -- and in a very different state from its initial testing, at that. Did you play the game once and step away? Are you wondering what it's even like these days? The launch trailer is meant to address e...

July 29th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The Sailor's Dream is a melancholic, introspective game that features a lot of writing – most likely good writing, considering developer Simogo's previous work – the open seas, a series of islands and a splintered story that you piece together in whichever order you see fit. The Sailo...

July 28th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Here's another interesting take on the push toward wearable technologies. The Narrative Clip (formerly Memoto) lives on your lapel, taking pictures at intervals throughout the day for a little lifelogging action. The company's CEO will join us on stage to discuss the device. January 10, 2014 6:00...

January 10th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing today. The writing teams for five games were nominated for the annual award, as follows: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Batman: Arkham Origins God of War: Ascensio...

January 10th 2014 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Thanks to products like the Pebble Smart Watch and Google Glass, wearables are all the rage this year. We've pulled together a diverse group of companies from different aspects of the space -- including Adafruit, Narrative and Misfit -- to discuss where wearables are and where they're going. Nove...

November 9th 2013 at 1:40pm 0 Comments