What Does Early Access Mean in Steam?

When a game advertises as “Early Access” on Steam, it means it’s still in development. Well, usually. This means players are subject to frequent server wipes, bugs and glitches all in the name of fixing these issues before the game is “Stable.” Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t put this into consideration when buying these games. They often expect a working title for their money, even though the description clearly states that it won’t be.

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Can Gaming Be Used as a Form of Therapy?

Although many games have been targeted as promoting bad behavior in young adults, such as the flack caught by Grand Theft Auto, studies have shown that video games have beneficial qualities. In fact, psychologists have been treating a variety of mental disorders with video games since the late 1990s. Unfortunately, it’s idiots who try to claim that games such as GTA inspired them to steal automobiles that give games such a bad reputation.

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Flashback Friday: Pool of Radiance for C64

One of the games that I remember most when growing up was Pool of Radiance for the Commodore 64. My brother, cousins and I would spend hours playing that game by the glow of the old Commodore monitor in the basement. Those were much simpler times as we were driven by 8-bit color graphics and a gripping story line. Players today would scoff at the idea of loading up a game from a floppy disk. There were no 3D graphics, mouse and our controller was nothing more than a stick with one button on it.

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