Narrative

01.28.15
Global Chat: Can MMO stories rise above mediocrity?
01.28.15

Global Chat: Can MMO stories rise above mediocrity?

Players have long debated the importance, relevance, and quality of stories in MMOs. Some have call...

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12.18.14
Simogo launches The Sensational December Machine on PC, Mac
12.18.14

Simogo launches The Sensational December Machine on PC, Mac

Hot on the heels of launching its last narrative-driven game roughly one month ago, Simogo offered...

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11.26.14
Guild Wars 2's Leah Hoyer discusses the importance of story
11.26.14

Guild Wars 2's Leah Hoyer discusses the importance of story

It's fair to say that Guild Wars 2 sells its story pretty highly, as living world progress and stor...

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10.20.14
The Borderlands timeline unfurled
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10.20.14

The Borderlands timeline unfurled

With the recent release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Gearbox knows it may have some fans with qu...

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09.28.14
Joystiq Weekly: Destiny's loot cave, Shadow of Mordor review, building narratives and more
09.28.14

Joystiq Weekly: Destiny's loot cave, Shadow of Mordor review, building narratives and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and ori...

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09.08.14
The war between narrative and game mechanics
09.08.14

The war between narrative and game mechanics

I've long had a complicated relationship with the story of Warcraft. Once, I was enamored by the wo...

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07.29.14
Firefall drops a launch trailer
07.29.14

Firefall drops a launch trailer

After what seemed to be an interminable period of testing, Firefall is finally officially launched...

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07.28.14
Device 6 developer drops anchor on The Sailor's Dream
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07.28.14

Device 6 developer drops anchor on The Sailor's Dream

The Sailor's Dream is a melancholic, introspective game that features a lot of writing – mo...

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03.01.14
Twitch slays Pokemon after two weeks of non-stop action [Update: New game on Sunday]
03.01.14

Twitch slays Pokemon after two weeks of non-stop action [Update: New game on Sunday]

The livestreamed crowd-play event Twitch Plays Pokemon has ended, as thousands of players pooled th...

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