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The Awkward Marriage of eSports and X-Games

The Awkward Marriage of eSports and X-Games

February 4, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

A couple of weeks ago my now-hometown of Whistler, Canada celebrated a victory. Simon d’Artois, a 23 year-old local freestyle skier, had won the gold medal for the Superpipe event at the Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colorado and was the first male Canadian to do so…

north and south retro reflection

North & South Retro Reflection

February 3, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

There was quite a lot of American Civil War history in my house growing up. We weren’t an American family (Australian, in fact), but my father was rather fond of the PBS mini-series The Civil War…

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…