Game Design

I Wish Genshin Impact Cared About My Time As Much As Its Story Seems To

I Wish Genshin Impact Cared About My Time As Much As Its Story Seems To

Reused NPCs. An environment you’ve already spent dozens of hours in. Contrived progress gating based on time. On paper, Genshin Impact’s current event, the Windblume Festival, sounds like it’s scraping the bottom of the barrel. In reality it’s a chill yet inventive exercise in making an in-game holiday feel like,…

NFTs? No Fucking Thank You

NFTs? No Fucking Thank You

Video games are expensive. They have been expensive for a very long time, and they keep getting more expensive. To an extent, it makes sense: Game developers need to eat! But after a certain point, it gets excessive. Loot boxes, gacha, and now NFTs are signs of that excess. On…