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Feature Writing – Tribute Story (Hiroshi Yamauchi)

This is a mock feature story I composed for my Feature Writing class at HPU. The Non-Gamer Who Shaped Video Game History By Joseph Thurmond In the beginning, he managed a company that made playing cards. In the end, he was overseer of one of the greatest video game companies the world will ever know. That company is Nintendo, but you might not know about its surprising history. It started in Kyoto, Japan during 1889 under the guidance of Fusajiro…

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Feature Writing – Anniversary Story (Tetris)

This is a mock feature story I composed for my Feature Writing class at HPU. The World’s Most Famous Puzzle Game Hits A Major Milestone It’s the early 1980s in Russia. You’re sitting at your workstation as a programmer during the time of the Soviet Union, but in your spare time, you fiddle around with a small game program. Eventually, you come up with something that’s genuinely entertaining, and decide to spread it around freely for others to enjoy and…

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Feature Writing – News Articles 13-16

This is a portion of mock news articles I wrote in my Feature Writing class at HPU. Video games was my beat, of course! 13 Uncharted Writer Amy Hennig Finds A New Job In A Galaxy Far, Far Away Amy Hennig has made quite a name for herself in the game industry. She was developer Naughty Dog’s creative director on the “Jak and Daxter” series and game director and writer for the “Uncharted” games. The next, mysterious “Uncharted” would have…

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Feature Writing – News Articles 9-12

This is a portion of mock news articles I wrote in my Feature Writing class at HPU. Video games was my beat, of course! 9 Rocksteady Studios Is Back With The Caped Crusader In Batman: Arkham Knight Batman flies over the chaotic streets of Gotham. (Photo courtesy of Gameinformer) “Batman: Arkham Asylum” was the most surprising superhero game the world had seen back when it launched in 2009. No one thought it was possible to create a great game with…

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Feature Writing – News Articles 5-8

This is a portion of mock news articles I wrote in my Feature Writing class at HPU. Video games was my beat, of course! 5 Sonic The Hedgehog: New Look, New Game, New TV Show The Sonic franchise hasn’t had the best of luck ever since the late 1990s. With dozens of attempts to try fresh ideas with each new game, Sega has not been able to strike the formula for success with its iconic, blue hedgehog for years. Now…

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Feature Writing – News Articles 1-4

This is a portion of mock news articles I wrote in my Feature Writing class at HPU. Video games was my beat, of course! 1 Valve’s Steam Machines Enter The Game Console Fray Valve’s brand new operating system, Steam OS, is bundled with Steam Machines. (Photo courtesy of KitGuru) In a surprising reveal, gamers might just be witnessing something that will change the video game industry as we know it. A studio has set itself to join the rarely contested…

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Theory & Criticism of Games – Reviewing the Visuals of Pokémon X and Y

Just as Pokémon has evolved over time with developer Game Freak expanding upon, improving, and perfecting its classic game formula, the visuals of every title have increased in quality as well, adequately showing off the power of Nintendo’s handheld consoles over time. From 1996 to 2012, We’ve played from an overhead perspective with 8-bit, black and white, pixelated graphics to a pseudo-3D perspective with colored graphics that have a higher pixel density, making way for fully animated Pokémon (versus the…

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