Horizontally Awesome

No, I'm not announcing my first adult film (Horizontally Awesome, get it?). I'm talking about why I enjoy Guild Wars 2 more than almost any MMO in the last few years: because it deals with horizontal progression, rather than vertical. I can play the game to play the game, not to treat it like a second--and [...]

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[Guest Post] – 10 Of The Most Moving Moments In Gaming History

Author Alfie Davenport works in the technology department at Ladbrokes Games. Please direct any crying, wailing, and/or gnashing of teeth caused by this list in his direction. When your mother/beloved/work colleagues look at you quizzically next time you say you got choked up by a video game, point them in the direction of this article. In [...]

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[Guest Post] – Best Board Game Adaptations for iPad

Evan Fischer is a contributing writer for Download Free Games, where you can find games like Gold Miner Special Edition, Puzzle Games and countless others. Remember the good old days, when all it took to amuse you was a night of fun provided by the game closet? Popular board games were used not only for diversion, but to [...]

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Why You Should Try DOTA 2 (and Other ARTS Games)

The rise of the ARTS (Action Real-Time Strategy) genre has been meteoric indeed. Earlier this month, data provided by XFire showed that League of Legends had become the most played PC game in the world, with over 1.3 billion hours played and surpassing even the mighty World of Warcraft. For many of us though, the [...]

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Religion in Guild Wars 2: The Sylvari

If you are an MMO player like me, you are probably excitedly awaiting the release of Guild Wars 2 at the end of August. If you are an armchair philosopher like me, then you are probably very intrigued by the concepts behind a couple of the races and their relationships with religion. The obvious being [...]

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Batstravaganza! – Top 5 Batman Video Games

Continuing Batstravaganza! is Evan Fischer, a freelance writer and part-time student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.  The Dark Knight has long been a fan favorite in the world of comics because of his iconoclastic nature; he took a childhood tragedy and turned it into...well...tragedy (for the bad guys). His dark nature and [...]

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Mobile Gaming Review: “Dungeon Village”

Mobile gaming is a steadily-growing market. An estimated 50.4% of Americans (as of March) now own a smartphone. But I’ll be honest--when the whole discussion on mobile gaming started, I wondered whether or not it would ever really appeal to me and to gamers like me. Sure, Facebook had shown that social and casual games [...]

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One-shot RPGs for Gaming Groups in Flux

Recently, my regular D&D group has been meeting very irregularly. A combination of factors conspired to create this situation--among them the release of the D&D Next playtest (very well-received with our group) and some changing work schedules for some of us. Two of our players now arrive much later than we’d like to optimally start, [...]

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