Today we are going to tackle the genre of shooter games. This is the genre that pulled me hook, line, and sinker into the realm of online PC gaming. (In this instance “PC” means Personal Computer and not Player Character.) Shooter Games: A game genre where the player’s avatar, either in first person or third person point of view, uses a weapon, typically ranged, to progress through missions or survive as long as possible in arena type settings against other players. The thing about either having seen a shooter played, or having played one yourself, is that it’s fairly easy to think that once you’veRead More →

So, recently my mother started checking out Game on Girl. She’s been gaming on PC since the good old days of Doom and Hexen. She still plays Diablo 2 from time to time, as well as various games on other platforms. She told me that she really liked my articles (thanks, Mom!), but that she didn’t always understand the jargon. So I thought it might be good to write a series of articles on gaming terminology, both for my mother (hi, Mom!) and anyone else who might be thrown off a bit by our use of jargon around here. I’m primarily going to stick toRead More →

  When I hear a game is free to play I think “yeah, but….” The “yeah, but…” being me wondering is it going to be worth trying? Will I have a fun experience, or will I run into a pay wall straight away? Will I enjoy the aesthetics of the art and the game design, or will it feel like some first year programming student’s final project? Warframe alleviated all of these fears for me in its case. Warframe is one of developer Digital Extreme’s latest games. It is a multiplayer, third-person, co-op, shooter set in the distant future of our solar system where, apparently,Read More →