David Jagneaux

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David lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and loves everything about gaming. He has been writing about games since 2011 and has been writing and editing professionally since 2008. He has degrees in both Technical Communication and Political Science from the University of North Texas. You can find his work across the interwebs at various different publications and you can follow him on Twitter @David_Jagneaux.

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NBA 2K16 Review: Courtside Brilliance

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Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC
We played on: PlayStation 4

There is only one reason to play a sports video game—to recreate that sport in the comfort of your home. Unlike other games, which could appeal to a wide variety of audiences for a multitude of reasons, sports games are designed specifically to please die-hard fans of that sport.

If you’re a casual NBA fan or have only a cursory knowledge of the game of basketball, then NBA 2K16 is not for you. Read More

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In Between Review: A Journey Through the Stages of Grief

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Everyone deals with grief in different ways. Sometimes, we reflect on happy times in our lives, and other times we can’t help but dwell on the sorrow that’s drowning us. In Between, a recent indie game for PC, Mac, and Linux that can be downloaded on Steam, tries to help the player experience the five stages of grief through playing the game. It’s an emotional, thought-provoking, and introspective journey, a journey that not only taught me about what it must feel like trying to deal your own impending death, but also what it feels like to reflect on your own life. Read More

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Starcoder Teaches Kids to Code While They Play

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There are lots of different ways to introduce kids to coding, but often the best way to teach someone a new topic is to pair it up with something they already love. Want to learn about a historical event? Watch a movie about it. Interested in learning how to cook? Then try recipes for some of your favorite meals. When it comes to learning how to code, why not build a game around that goal, specifically? That’s what Jonathan Martin and the rest of his team at Win2Learn are doing with their successfully funded Kickstarter game Starcoder. Read More

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[Video Games 101] What is Virtual Reality and Why Is It Such a Big Deal?

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This post is part of a series that addresses the needs of the parent who “just doesn’t get video games.” We’re here to catch you up, Clueless Parent!

Chances are you’ve heard of virtual reality. Most people have a degree of familiarity with virtual reality as an idea. Essentially, it’s a simulation of another world that you interact with. Read More

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Violent Video Games Evoke Guilt and Sympathy in Players

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You’ve heard it all before: playing violent video games leads to violent behavior. Violent video games are bad for you. The same narrative gets repeated over and over, especially when something terrible happens in the world. There is probably some truth to all sides of the violence argument. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) was instituted in 1994 after early versions of Mortal Kombat caught the attention of legislators. Read More

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7 Great Massively Multiplayer Online Games for Families

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Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs) are a dime a dozen online. There are thousands of different MMOs to choose from. Whether you want to play something that has a fantasy, sci-fi, or superhero theme, there’s an MMO for you. The great thing about online games for families is that they are connected online with thousands of other people around the globe. In many ways, it’s like living in another world through your character. There are a lot of great MMO options out there for families to play together and almost all of them are completely free to play. Read More