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Editorial

A Case for Replaying Old Games (and then Playing New Ones)

Most of us own multiple “great” games, and many of those we’ve left unplayed. So why go back to the games we’ve already beaten? More…

How Much Game is Too Much Game?

The concept of a game with hundreds of hours of content sounds appealing…but what if I want to play other games, too?

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The Benefits of Specialization in Gaming and Life

Games of all kinds teach the benefits of specialization: focusing on performing a particular task or function really well, then coordinating with others so everyone wins together. More…

Updated: Even a false piece in Forbes about the PS4 can increase dogmatism.

Often when gaming makes its way into the mainstream, the story is misguided, sensational, and revolves around fear. A recent viral Forbes piece about the PS4 and Daesh hits all three, misrepresenting the situation and perpetuating dogmatic villainization.

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Casual Friday: An ode to the days of the competitive couch.

Though I wouldn’t say I’m an overly competitive person, I do miss the days of playing against people in person, the days of couch competition. More…

The call of duty on Veteran’s Day.

Recently I went out with someone and ended up talking about Call of Duty. She told me she had a grievance against the franchise, and her points feel particularly relevant on Veteran’s Day.

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Why play games?

When going through life, it’s worthwhile to sit down and ask yourself basic questions. Lately, my basic question has been: why play games at all? More…

We need scripted gaming to teach lessons.

A recent article in PC Gamer magazine claims that scripted set pieces in gaming are vanishing to make way for open worlds. I certainly hope that’s not the case, not if we still intend to tackle deep issues with gaming. More…

Casual Friday: Welcome to Jurassic Park.

I’ve got a tendency to be pretty serious here at Intelligame, but I think every-so-often it’s worthwhile to just kick back and talk about games for the sake of talking about games, reminiscing about old times or getting excited about new ones. Hence the new, completely original, 100% unique, never-used-in-any-other-context Casual Friday! More…

Turning the difficulty up brings out the best cooperation.

There’s nothing like an almost-punishing challenge to bring a group together, and those bonds cross over the digital divide. More…