California BUCKiTDREAM-in’

California BUCKiTDREAM-in’

Dreams are an interesting phenomenon. Whichever way you slice it, there’s a huge amount to be read into them. A succession of images, ideas, or emotions that come upon us when we sleep. And they seem to be communal, too. We’ve all been sat in a school assembly or work meeting, and looked down in horror to discover we’re not wearing any clothes. Or fallen off a tall building. Or watched our teeth fall out….

Read More

Aquapolis: That’s Greek For Water City And It’s Pretty Damn Apt

Aquapolis: That’s Greek For Water City And It’s Pretty Damn Apt

My first introduction to the city building/farming genre, which at that point couldn’t even be called a genre, was the enchanting ‘Harvest Moon’ title for N64. I’d spend hours building up my farm, tending to the animals and growing crops. Life was peaceful on my farm. Perhaps a little too peaceful. And therein lies the problem with the farming genre. Nothing much happens. Sure, if you like to take it easy and use the games…

Read More

Why So Many People Are Hooked On Online Gaming

Online gaming has been on the rise for the last twenty years or so, with a major explosion occurring in the mid-2000s with the release of heavy hitter MMORPG World of Warcraft. Since then, online games have become a staple of video game culture, and are starting to become the defining iteration of modern day video games in the minds of developers and players alike. They span all devices and genres, from epic RPG quests…

Read More