Among the Sleep: Review

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Originally posted on Polygon:

“Among the Sleep seeks to answer a question that I imagine is pretty common for parents. I have a nine-month-old child myself, and when he wakes up in the middle of the night sobbing and shaken, I cannot help but wonder what it is that could be torturing the dreams of someone so young…”

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PBS Jumps on the Video Game History Bandwagon

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A few weeks ago, we informed you about a museum exhibitexploring the history and innovation of video games. Now, PBS has decided to create a televised retrospective on the same topic. “The Video Game Revolution” examines the world of games from the 1950s through modern day, highlighting development feats, game-changing…well games and the way in which such inventions have altered day-to-day life.

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Slow Down The Violence

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The other day, I was on Wikipedia reading some details about Alien: Isolation, a survival horror game in development by Creative Assembly.  This game comes after the colossal failure of Aliens: Colonial Marines, which will no doubt lower people’s expectations.  However, as I was reading through the description, I noticed a line in the overview: “…an Alien has already infested the station.”  Something about this line got me incredibly excited for the game, and I want to dig into why the possibility of a single enemy is so interesting for me.

In most games, the player kill hundreds, even thousands of people.  I have sunk an embarrassing 53 hours into Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall in the month since its launch, and in that time I have killed no less than 930 players.  Think about that.  How many people in human history have personally killed over 930 people?  How many…

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