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Nintendo's Insanely Popular Amiibo Toys Just Went Indie

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.28.2015 | Technology

Shovel Knight is about to burst into a multimillion-dollar business. Nintendo announced via press release Friday that Shovel Knight, who stars in an e...

Equity Crowdfunding Comes To Games With 'Outer Wilds'

Turnstyle | Posted 08.27.2016 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) One new game is exploring two final frontiers: space, and equity crowdfunding. It can be hard to get excited about ...

Damon Beres

Indie Hit 'Axiom Verge' Shows How One Person Can Take On Video Game Giants

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology

Video games are starting to look a lot like they used to, but the industry overall? That's a different story, and one game can help explain why.

Is the World Ready for a Video Game About Slavery?

Turnstyle | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Speaking about Miguel Oliveira's Thralled using the language of video games can be difficult. "Thralled is an inter...

The Rise of Storytelling in Video Games

Steven Petite | Posted 06.01.2014 | Media
Steven Petite

An experience that will remain with a player, long after the credits roll is, in my opinion, the effectiveness of the story. Truly great games stick with you because of memorable story elements that made you laugh, smile or cry.

Doc Series 'Outerlands' Aims To Chronicle Video Game Culture

Turnstyle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) "It's still really hard to sell people on the idea that video games are more than just a toy and a pastime," Matt Ch...

The VR Dreams of the 90's Are Alive

Turnstyle | Posted 08.18.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) The last time most video game players were excited about virtual reality was the 1990s. Before internet browsers we...

Year of the Indie Game? A Chat w/ Stephanie Barish, CEO of IndieCade

Turnstyle | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson 2012 feels like it is the year that indie games are finally having their moment. Indie Game: The Movie was a Sundance smash, game ...

Diving Deep to the Edge of Play: IndieCade @ E3

Turnstyle | Posted 08.10.2011 | Technology
Turnstyle

Photo Credit: Noah J. Nelson/Turnstyle The show floor at E3 can be an overwhelming visual calvacade. The latest in technology used in megadoses in o...