An academic review of Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5 is clearly a direct response to the oft-pondered question, "Is gaming art?"

The threat of unbalanced design in modern gaming

Make no mistake, this is a rant article. Many of my arguments are commonly discussed, but I feel the need to wrap it all up in one nice package to properly present the results of purposefully unbalanced game design. 

Developers need to support their released games on all platforms equally

If something goes wrong with a baby product, the company issues a recall. Food producers list the ingredients that might cause an allergic reaction. But video games, on the other hand, have turned out differently. While a game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or PC receiving patches to fix bugs is nothing new, developers should know that it still needs to be a complete package.