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Board games allows us to live out our greatest fantasies, such as bankrupting our parents by charging them an exorbitant amount of rent, or conquering Australia. Join us as we discuss 10 of the more amusing ways it’s possible to dominate popular games by taking advantage of little known rules, or using math. For example,…

By this point in life we’re all well aware that Japan is the source of crazy, crazy things, so to create a list of their weirdest video games seems like it would be old hat. But Japan never ceases to amaze us; even in this day and age, when just hearing the word “Japan” conjures…

The board game market is one of the toughest to break into. Thousands of games are released every year and throughout all of history only dozens have broken through and become mainstream hits. These are 10 of those select few games that somehow managed to become rainy day staples. NOTE: Since humans have been playing some…

Today, the console business is hardly lucrative, with a few notable exceptions. This has always been the case, with a few companies dominating the competition, such as Atari, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Most people have heard about the success of the NES (for older readers), PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and the more recent PlayStation 4.…

When you hit on a pop culture phenomenon, it’s not surprising that you may want to capitalize on it however you can. Just look at the toys, video games, and even a forthcoming spinoff for The Walking Dead. Of course sometimes these attempts at milking the cash cow make a little less sense, and a lot…

Mainstream, major video games today are a bigger industry than movies or music. It’s so pervasive that people are making livings out of being watched while playing video games. But since consumers often want to have variety and support smaller companies, it’s important for some time to be taken to acknowledge games made independently of…

If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably spent some time in arcades. From Pong to Pac-Man, video arcades had rows upon rows of brightly lit games that captivated the nation. Today we’re used to seeing nearly photorealistic renderings in video games, but in the late 70s and early 80s the idea that you could control something that…

Video games have come a long way since Pong. Trends have come and gone, and companies have been left in ruin, but others have struck gold with new and innovative ideas. Video games have become a multi-billion dollar industry, challenging even Hollywood for top dog status. With all the successes and the failures in its short history, the…

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