The Evolution of Free-to-Play

Corbin Lew, gamer insisting on "no more microtransactions"

January 11, 2019

Free-to-play games are getting more and more common, to the point that they are easier to find than normal games. At this point, these free-to-play games are a major part of gaming and almost every gamer has played one at some point. For the people who want to know how it started or are wondering what free-to-play even is, this article is for you.

Physchology of Loot Boxes in Gaming

Corbin Lew, 7th grader and gamer

November 13, 2018

In 2017, a trend started in big budget, AAA video games like Overwatch, or more extremely, Star Wars Battlefront This was called loot boxes, where players would pay some money in a multiplayer game to get some random items, maybe skins, items, or in rare cases, like in EA’s rather notable game, things that set you above other players. Despite thinking this kind of stuff is totally unfair and has no place in video games, I will discuss how these loot boxes are designed to affect the human mind.

Which Coding Language is Good for Game Developers

Corbin Lew, 7th Grade Steam Student at George Ellery Hale Middle School

September 20, 2018

Have you ever wondered about how people create the video games you enjoy playing? The developers of these games use game engines, 3D or 2D artwork, and good coding to create their experiences. There are many different languages the programmers and creators of these fun video games use, which is what I will cover in this short article.

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