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an ode to marvellous mini games

An Ode to Marvelous Mini Games

January 16, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

With so much grand content packed into games these days, some times it’s just fun to stop and smell the roses. That might be soaking up the view of a Caribbean sunset in Assassins Creed IV, pausing in the middle of Los Santos in GTA V and letting the city wash over you…

top 5 indie games of 2014

Top 5 Indie Games of 2014

January 14, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

As another year draws to a close, we all find ourselves looking back at what game experiences stood out in 2014. As Awesome Games’ unofficial indie games aficionado, I thought it would be more fun to choose my five favourite games by narrowing it down to just independent developers…

Canadian videogame awards

Ubisoft Dominates Canadian Videogame Awards… Again

November 27, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

If you haven’t already noticed, Canada gets games. It’s the third largest producer of video games in the world after the U.S. and Japan, and is by far the strongest performer per capita. Studios flourish across the country from the bustling bricked headquarters of Ubisoft in Montreal…

Secret Ponchos interview

Interview with Secret Ponchos developer Yousuf Mapara

November 26, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

When you think of well-executed games in a Wild West setting, all eyes point to Rockstar’s timeless classic Red Dead Redemption. But when you have a small team and budget of an indie studio, the dream of creating a Spaghetti Western fighting game has to fit within the resources that you have…

The Awesome Art of Chiptunes

The Awesome Culture of Chiptunes

October 30, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

What do Shovel Knight, Super Hexagon and Retro City Rampage all have in common? Besides all being pretty damn good video games, these contemporary titles have some of the best Chiptune soundtracks we’ve heard…

Broforce preview

Broforce Preview

October 17, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

It’s a safe assumption that if you’re a fan of video games, you’re probably a fan of classic action movies. Guns, explosions, a splash of gore… You could probably label these attributes to almost every blockbuster action film and first person shooter game in the last 20 years…

Why I Chose Wii U

Why Wii U Was The Only Option (The Late Adopter’s Opinion)

October 8, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I’ve been a PC gamer exclusively for about four years now. Not because I consider myself a member of gaming’s Master Race or anything, I just needed a new PC in 2010 for my burgeoning business as photojournalist and instead of picking up a Macbook like every other “artist” in the western world…

Project Titan

Blizzard Cancels Project Titan

October 1, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

The clandestine MMO that Blizzard Entertainment were so good at keeping quiet about has officially been abandoned, left to rot at the bottom of the digital ocean…

5 best fake gamers on tv

The 5 Best Fake Gamers on TV

September 19, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

We all know that fictional television shows about gamers generally suck, often resorting to outdated mainstream perceptions and terrible cliches. I could only ever get through a couple of episodes of The Guild or Video Game High School before…