Ideas & Issues

Introduction If you paid any attention to video game news in the past year, you will have no doubt heard volumes about the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Box controversy. In essence, the publisher of the game, Electronic Arts, utilized a micro-transaction model in the game’s multiplayer. This was widely frowned upon due to exploitative …

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Design Critique: Final Fantasy VI (iOS app)

Final Fantasy VI is a Japanese role playing game that was originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1994. In 2014, it was ported to iOS and now features a completely redesigned control scheme and UI. The design changes make the classic game compatible with the touch-based interface of modern phones. As video game design …

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