Author: jhernan2

Does COD 4 Deserve to be in a Video Game Canon?

Canons have been used to represent many thing throughout time. The Latin meaning is “measuring rod, standard” , which its meaning is used today to show the importance of influential mile stones in human history. Videogames  have recently made a major impact, on human communication and visual art. Henry Lowood, curator of the History of Science and Technology Collections at Stanford University proposed games canon to the Library of Congress on September 2006 and in 2007 he announced the canon at the Game Developers Conference with a list of 10 games. Each game was thoroughly considered with high regards and they were picked because of their impact on the not only the gaming community but also their impact to society.… Read the rest

Do Free-to-Play Games have the Right Idea?

Free to play games have gained a lot of popularity and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down anytime soon. Games like Team Fortress 2 from creators Valve have gone completely free-to-play. Also there is the branching series like Battlefield Heroes which comes from the Battlefield series by developers EA. Then there are open-source games that are made free-to-play just because people want to experiment with certain concepts and see what happens in the game for example MariO, which is a mash-up of both Portal and Mario Bros. Why do games go free-to-play you may ask or why are games free-to-play?… Read the rest