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The reason behind League of Legend’s popularity?

League of Legends, a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game, was published by Riot Games on October 27, 2009. Since it’s release, it has met unrivaled popularity that has grown exponentially since its first release. In 2012, according to a Forbes article, League of Legends became the most played PC game on Europe and on North […] Continue reading

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Shadow of the Colossus Review

By Jo Kim   When I first heard that Shadow of the Colossus, a game that I enjoyed playing during the PS2 era, was getting a HD makeover, I was excited. On 2011, the game came out for the PS3. Not owning a Playstation 3 for my own, I had to go over to my […] Continue reading

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To the Moon: Review

            Background: To the Moon is a RPG (Role-Playing Game) produced by the indie company, Freebird Games. It is both their fourth product and their first commercial product. This game was developed using the RPG Maker XP Engine. Game play: Just like most other games created with the RPG Maker XP Engine, […] Continue reading

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E-Sports: History of E-Sports

By: Jo Kim E-sports, short for electronic sports, is a term for competition among professionals. The first “e-sport” tournament started out as an arcade game tournament (Space Invaders Tournament) in 1980, hosted by Atari, and these arcade were commonly seen throughout the next decade. Following the era of arcade gaming came the era of computer […] Continue reading

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King of Kong: Arcade Gaming Culture vs. Modern Gaming Culture

By Jo Kim When I was in elementary school in South Korea (back in 2001), I was, too, a part of this “arcade gaming culture.” Though as not as intense as one portrayed in this movie, I too had my taste of arcade gaming. Every time I got out of school, I would rush to […] Continue reading

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Braid: A Different Type of Experience?

By Jo Kim   When I first heard that we are going to be playing a platform game in class, the first thought that came into my mind was ‘Well, this is going to be easy,’ but boy, was I wrong. Going into the game, I was half-expecting Braid to be similar to the Super Mario Brothers […] Continue reading

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