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Arni Odinsson

Arni Odinsson

Contributing Author

Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 31.05.2013
Official Site: http://www.insomniacgames.com/

 
Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
Genre: Adventure/Puzzle
Release Date: 29.05.2013
Official Site: http://rabbit.daedalic.de/

 
Developer: Minority
Publisher: N/A (steam & PSN)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure 
Release Date: 18.04.2013 (PC)
Official Site: http://www.weareminority.com/papo-yo/

 

You've all heard people nagging about video games. Declarations such as “rots your brains” (previously applied only to television) and “doesn't teach you anything“ are common when the elderly or uninformed are expressing themselves on the nature of video games. I beg to differ. Sure enough, the vast majority of games don't really teach anything, but most train skills such as; reflexes, observation, and basic logic capabilities, which are all fine skills on their own. A few games, however, are capable of teaching rather useful skills or flat-out  enlightening and educating us.

A few years ago I was first introduced to the concept of achievements(trophies if you‘re a PlayStation-person) in video-games. I believe it was when I bought my first Xbox 360 (and yes, I say first because as many of us know, some of those 360's weren‘t built to last) that these little badges of honor started mattering to me, for better or worse.

Developer: Heavy Iron Studios
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Action-adventure
Release Date: 23.11.2012
Official Site: N/A

 

Developer: Subset Games
Publisher: Subset Games
Genre: Spaceflight Simulation roguelike
Release Date: 14.9.2012
Official Site: http://www.ftlgame.com/