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Tropes vs Deadpool 1

Tropes vs Deadpool

By Liana Kerzner - Feb 19, 2016

The Deadpool movie was certain to be one of two things: very very good, or very, very bad. Fortunately, it was the former, and profitable to boot. Of course, that…

From Pencil to Pixels: A History Of Superhero Games 7

From Pencil to Pixels: A History Of Superhero Games

By Aleksander Gilyadov - Feb 15, 2016

Video games based on comic-book superheroes have been around for decades now. Though there were a handful released before the NES, they only gained prominence on Nintendo’s first-ever platform. But…

Do Action Games Encourage Suicide? 5

Do Action Games Encourage Suicide?

By Raynika Awotwi - Feb 8, 2016

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst young people in Canada; the statistic is the same over in the United States….

Talking The Tech of Far Cry Primal 1

Talking The Tech of Far Cry Primal

By Brendan Frye - Feb 5, 2016

The Far Cry series has always been a series that shows off some of the best tech in gaming.

A New Hope: A Brief History of Star Wars - 2016-01-04 15:05:28

A New Hope: A Brief History of Star Wars

By Aleksander Gilyadov - Jan 5, 2016

With the great fanfare and excitement surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s easy to forget just how much of a risk the original 1977 Star Wars film was. Believe…

CGM's 2015 Game of the Year Awards

CGMagazine’s 2015 Game of the Year Awards

By CGM Staff - Dec 24, 2015

As another year ends, the CGM staff has come together to award Game of the Year to deserving titles of 2015.

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A History Of Bethesda Game Studios’ Games

By Aleksander Gilyadov - Nov 30, 2015

Publisher Bethesda Softworks’ in-house development team, Bethesda Game Studios, has been delivering exceptional open-world Western role-playing games for over a decade now. It has never failed to win an award…

Videogame Crime Shouldn’t be Glamorized 2

Videogame Crime Shouldn’t be Glamorized

By Reid McCarter - Nov 16, 2015

In most videogames, violent crime is a good thing. Whether they’re bank robbers or just plain murderers, criminals are portrayed as anti-heroes we’re meant to root for. Though the odd…

A Brief History of the MMO 5

A Brief History of the MMO

By Cole Machin - Nov 12, 2015

With multi-million selling games like World of Warcraft and Aion there can be no debate, Massively Multiplayer Gaming has become the eight hundred pound gorilla of the gaming world.

Ghosts of The Witcher 3’s Hearts of Stone 4

Ghosts of The Witcher 3’s Hearts of Stone

By Reid McCarter - Nov 3, 2015

This article contains plot spoilers for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt expansion, Hearts of Stone. *** The Witcher series has always been great at portraying the paranormal. As the monster-hunting…

In the Shadows: A Brief History Of Stealth Games 5

In the Shadows: A Brief History Of Stealth Games

By Aleksander Gilyadov - Oct 20, 2015

For decades, stealth games have been challenging players to overcome obstacles and enemies by simply avoiding them.

Feeling Trapped by Fear in SOMA 5

Feeling Trapped by Fear in SOMA

By Reid McCarter - Oct 12, 2015

This article contains light spoilers for SOMA, including details regarding its setting and premise. Particular plot points aren’t discussed in depth, but those who wish to discover the game’s story…

Can Mad Max: Fury Road's Action be Matched in a Game? 5

Can Mad Max: Fury Road’s Action be Matched in a Game?

By Reid McCarter - Sep 29, 2015

By now, it’s probably not surprising to share the opinion that Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best action movies in recent years.

The 2015 CGM TIFF Awards 9

The Best Movies at TIFF 2015

By Phil Brown - Sep 24, 2015

Well, another Toronto Festival has come and gone.

Tearaway Embraces the Physical Side of Games

Tearaway Embraces the Physical Side of Games

By Reid McCarter - Sep 23, 2015

Tearaway is still a great game on the PlayStation 4. I wasn’t really expecting this to be the case, given how completely Media Molecule’s original release was tailored to the…

Comic Book Stories That Need to be Retold in Other Forms 2

Comic Book Stories That Need to be Retold in Other Forms

By Aleksander Gilyadov - Sep 21, 2015

Comic book superheros are all the rage right now, whether it’s Marvel and its ongoing cinematic universe, or DC and its attempt to do the same, comic book films dominate…

Keeping Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 3

Keeping Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

By Reid McCarter - Sep 18, 2015

This article contains plot spoilers for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is probably my least favourite entry to Kojima Productions’ venerable…

Taking Your Time in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Taking Your Time in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

By Reid McCarter - Sep 14, 2015

Reviews for The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture have mostly been favourable when it comes to the game’s narrative and audiovisual design.

Top Ten Films To Look Forward To At TIFF 2015

Top Ten Films To Look Forward To At TIFF 2015

By Phil Brown - Sep 12, 2015

Well gang, September is here again. For many people, that means returning to school with all of the pencil buying and social anxiety that implies.

Can Assassin’s Creed Make for a Good Film? 1

Can Assassin’s Creed Make for a Good Film?

By Reid McCarter - Sep 10, 2015

Videogame movies don’t have a great track record. There may be entertainment to be had in the appropriately schlocky tone of Paul W.S. Anderson’s long-running Resident Evil film series and…