Opinion

What “Next Gen” Means For Gamers?

Xbox One, PS4, WiiU, the debate has been circling on what makes a game “next gen worthy” and what kind of innovation constitutes a “next gen idea”. So what is next gen? What wa...

Are Video Games Too Expensive? The Rise of DLC

It is no secret that gaming is an expensive hobby. To begin with, you need a several-hundred dollar gaming console or PC, a controller or two, a TV or monitor (for competitive gamers) to hook all of t...

Steam Sale

The J-List:My Picks For This Halloween’s Steam Sale

So the Steam Sale is here! It’s more of a wind-up to the traditional holiday sale that lands late November or mid December and Steam sale veterans are,by and large, just waiting until then befor...

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Great Games Don’t Require the Death Of Gamers

Lately, I’ve been seeing calls of “Gamers are dead” and “Gamers don’t have to be your audience”, etc. The primary assertion for many of these articles is that gaming is no longer or no lon...

Visual Novels And What It Means To You As A Gamer

With the recent release of Tears to Tiara 2: Heir of the Overlord, the gaming press has been throwing the word “visual novel” around quite a bit, which may lead you to ask yourself: “...

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Diversity Doesn’t Matter, Despite The Cries of Media Critics

Games have grown up as a medium, not because they are becoming more artsy, but because the first generation that truly had wide access to games has grown up. They’ve had jobs, lives, and kids, a...

What We Are Owed (Or Not): Diversity In Gaming

There has been much talk about diversity in gaming as of late, with many websites even going so far as to claim that the very culture that surrounds video games is toxic and misogynistic based on the ...

Crossing the Line: The Changing Face of Gaming Journalism and Online Communities

We here at the APGNation have made it our mission to provide you, our audience of devoted readers, with accurate and unbiased reporting free from corruption or outside influence. The mere fact that we...

Women In The Video Game Industry – Dragon Con 2014

One of the panels I was able to make it to at Dragon Con 2014 was the “Women in the Video Game Industry” panel on Friday, August 29. I know there is a lot of controversy swarming the gamin...