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Thoughts on Game Balance

These days, it can be difficult to escape discussion of balance in online spaces dedicated to multiplayer games, and the subject dominates my thinking on them, often unbidden. Over the course of the past decade or so, balance has become ever more central both to games and the people who play them, but the way … Continue reading Thoughts on Game Balance

Introduction: Growing Up With Games

I remember being a kid and begging my parents to let me stay up past my bedtime just to watch my dad play the original Final Fantasy on the family Nintendo Entertainment System, which he had received as a gift from my maternal grandmother for Christmas of '89. Though the game’s special battery allowed it … Continue reading Introduction: Growing Up With Games