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What open world games can learn from Super Mario 64

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the weight of the world around you? Do you ever feel like you’re just reliving the same day, over and over? Have you ever thought to yourself, “This has gone on long enough; I just want it to end?”
If so, you may be suffering from O.W.F. (Open World Fatigue).

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The importance of worldbuilding in video games

When is the last time you played a game that sucked you into its world? I’m not talking about just pretty graphics and landscapes. I’m talking about story, culture, lore, music, backstories, history, religion – in short, worldbuilding. It’s a term often thrown around by fiction writers that basically means crafting a believable, imaginary world that isn’t cookie-cutter like most of the drek we see nowadays. Worldbuilding can make or break a book just as it can a video game.

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The Blackout Club: an atmospheric co-op experience

By Brian Wells Normally, when I think of a cooperative game I can play with a friend who lives in another state, all that comes to mind are looter-shooters like Destiny and Borderlands.  And then I learned about The Blackout Club from a friend. The Blackout Club is a first-person game released in 2019 by Question Games for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game is centered around a group of teenage friends who are…