Growing Up on RPGs
An eighteen-part series delving into the history of role-playing games, moving through the years from the very early days to some of the top adventures available today.Browse Series
Growing Up on RPGs – Part 5
In part 5 of our Growing up on RPGs series, Crispin explores what was going on in the West while the NES games brought Japanese role-playing ideas to the world.
Growing Up on RPGs – Part 4
Enter Japan—or, more aptly, the Japanese RPG. Now synonymous with the role-playing game genre, Part 4 of the series explores the birth of the JRPG.
Growing Up on RPGs – Part 3
RPGs are visually stunning but what about in the 1980s? Part 3 in the series looks at the dawn of graphics in role-playing games.
History of the Game Engine
Apart from conjuring up mental images of steam-filled powerhouses populated by sweaty fellas endlessly heaving coal into glowing furnaces, and massive ship’s con-rods powering up and down, what do game engines actually do? Let's find out!Browse Series
History of the Game Engine: Part 4 – RPGs Step Up to the Plate
In part 4 of our History of the Game Engine series, David looks at Role-Playing Games and the impact of AI.
History of the Game Engine: Part 3 – The Rise of 3D Graphics
Today, we take 3D graphics for granted. They're everywhere. But how did they come to be? Part 3 of our History of the Game Engine series looks at the early days of 3D graphics.
History of the Game Engine: Special Mention – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Game (1982)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial game still holds the title of the worst game ever created. But how? What led to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial game to be so terrible?
Story of a Game
Games have stories. This series tells some of those stories, from headline-making triple-A titles to some indie masterpieces.Browse Series
Story of a Game: Burnout Paradise
In April's chapter of Story of Game, Burnout Paradise features. For years, Burnout Paradise entertained. Here's its story.
Story of a Game: DOOM
Everyone knows the game, but what's the story of DOOM? Crispin takes a look at where DOOM came from and the people behind it.