Video games

My last prediction

For my last blog I want to make another prediction, with the simple reason that I came up with multiple predictions while preparing my presentation. With all this talk about video games and specifically about gender in video games I became curious about the future of gender representation in video games in particular. Battlefield is adding women and the Sims is making…

It’s leaking again

If you are someone who enjoys playing video games you are probably familiar with the feeling of excitement you get when a new game that looks like it is right up your alley gets announced. Oftentimes such an announcement is made months, if not a year, before the company is planning to release the game. That can be frustrating because you just…

Exploring diversity in video games

Digitalisation has created incredible and powerful dimensions in which human behaviours and cultural interpretations can be influenced and modified, but also innovative methods, through which the changes among societies can be reflected and communicated, especially in the field of humanity. The visual language of the digital communication is constantly changing over time. These transformations in digital spaces are a reflection of new…

The team behind FIFA

FIFA is a widely popular series of video games, released yearly to millions of eager fans all around the world. Boasting exclusive licenses from football leagues and teams globally, it has been claimed to be one of the most successful, polished, and realistic football games ever, but not many know about the effort and the back story behind this game. In the…

“Mobile gaming isn’t gaming”

Last week at BlizzCon 2018, a gaming convention held by the video game developer Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment announced its newest game: ‘Diablo Immortal’. This announcement was not met with the usual excitement, but instead received a huge backlash from the Diablo fanbase. One disappointed fan even asked the announcer whether “this is an out-of-season April Fool’s joke”. For anyone who has…

Get fit with Wii Fit

I like Pokémon Go. It forces me to go outside in order to play and I personally find that a good thing. A side effect of that is obviously that I exercise while playing. I explained all the good things about Pokémon Go in a previous post, so I wont go too deep into it here. Niantic recently announced a new feature…

Doomed to fail?

This week I am going to predict something. When I wrote about Tamagotchis a few weeks back I talked about how companies utilize people’s feelings of nostalgia by re-releasing old toys, retro clothing and more. One such trend that is happening right now is the production of “classic consoles”. Those consoles are new consoles, built to look like the ones you would…