The Complete History of Role-Playing Games (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
The Complete History of Role-Playing Games (RPGs): Part 14 – I Don’t Want to be a Wizard
High fantasy was all the rage in the 1970s and 80s. It was a glorious period for fans of swords and sorcery. But, was there anything out there for players who didn’t want to be a wizard?
The Complete History of Role-Playing Games (RPGs): Part 13 – Action RPGs & Where Nimble Fingers Matter
The humble role-playing game has risen from the tabletop imaginings of Dungeons and Dragons fans to a massive industry that dominates the computer game industry. Delightful storylines, immersive plots, sympathetic
The Complete History of Role-Playing Games (RPGs): Part 12 – Choose Your Own Adventure
Choices, choices and more choices are at the heart of a great RPG. Part 12 dives into the world of choice & decision-based story.
History of the Game Engine
Apart from conjuring images of steam-filled powerhouses populated by fellas heaving coal into glowing furnaces, what do game engines actually do? Let's find out!Browse Series
The History of the Game Engine: Part 14 – The Future
We turn our attention to the future in Part 14. What's next for the game engine? Does virtual reality hold the future of gaming?
The History of the Game Engine: Part 13 – Assets
Without assets, games would be...well...empty. They're the fabric of every game so in part 13, that's what we look at. What are they & how are they made?
The History of the Game Engine: Part 12 – That First Game
When considering game engines, one question that rises quickly to the top is “can I use a game engine to make my own game?” In this chapter, we answer that question.
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: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Have you ever wondered what life was like for a sleazy American in the 1980s? No? Let’s take a look in this month's Story of a Game is Leisure Suit Larry.
Story of a Game: Call Of Duty – Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare won awards for everything from graphics to gameplay, plus the Game of the Year from multiple publications. How was it going to be topped? Were they even going to do a sequel?
Story of a Game: Cyberpunk 2077
During the COVID years, one game saw more news column inches than any other. What happened to make and break Cyberpunk 2077?
History of Nintendo
Nintendo is the oldest company in the gaming industry. We take a look at its past and how Nintendo got to be the global gaming superpower that it is today.Browse Series
Nintendo Failures – When Hardware Goes Wrong
As we dig into the history of Nintendo, what innovations & products have come out of the company that can be considered failures?
History of Nintendo: Part 3 – Consoles
Everyone knows at least one Nintendo console. The longest-running console manufacturer by a long way, we look back at the humble beginnings and take a journey through Nintendo's console history.
History of Nintendo: Part 2 – Nintendo’s Biggest Game Franchises
In part 2 of the History of Nintendo, a quick look at which Nintendo franchises have soured to become multi-generation sensations.