Gamer’s Ability to Focus: The Advantages of the Handheld over Apps

Recently Nintendo has brought back a man who we all had mostly forgotten; Dr. Kawashima and his Brain Training was given to Wii U owners for free an d for a brief time we were taken back to 2005 and reliving the first Nintendo DS phenomenon. The game made us see that the DS could be something more than a simple gaming platform; it could be a book, a puzzle collection, a musical instrument. Even The Sun released a crossword collection on the thing. However 2005 was a long time ago now and since then almost any device you can get … Continue reading Gamer’s Ability to Focus: The Advantages of the Handheld over Apps

The Significance of Video Games as a Form of Expression

The video game industry is still a baby in the grand scheme of things; it was only 40 years ago since Pong gained the attention of the world. Yet within those 40 years it’s been a difficult journey in establishing this as a grand form of expression, or art even, in the ways literature and film are regarded today. This may seem unfair on our young industry as it certainly doesn’t receive the goodwill or respect that it deserves, however if we take a quick look at these other forms of expression we can see that they too have not … Continue reading The Significance of Video Games as a Form of Expression