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SpyParty selected as the Indie Showcase title for EVO 2012

Remember Spy Party, that sniper vs. spy game Chris Hecker made and showed off at our E3 meetup last year? The game, originally designed as the ultimate test of deep gaming skill, is getting a spotlight on one of the biggest competitive gaming stages as the Indie Showcase title at EVO 2012. That...

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Why art thou n00b? [update 1]

One cannot live in the gaming world without encountering the ever-present dichotomy of "pro vs. n00b." Gamers claim superiority over others for their skill and ability, thus forming ridiculous "caste" systems in established communities across the globe. But what is skill, in gaming? What makes a...

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Making games "universally accessible"

Two people want to play a game together online. Person A has played the game non-stop for months and is almost preternaturally skilled. Person B just got the game and is looking to learn the ropes. Playing online together is bound to be a frustrating experience for both these players. That's where...

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