John Bardinelli - Contributor

John started playing games back in the dark days before the internet. You know, Game Boy link cables, multitaps and all of that. Now, with portable devices dwarfing the power of his first few gaming consoles, John mostly sticks to the PC and mobile worlds and has a particular fondness for retro-themed indie games. That, and Borderlands! Over the past decade John has written for more than a dozen gaming sites, covering everything from browser to mainstream games. Once the day's work has been done, he can usually be found with his nose in some ancient history or philosophy book. Next stop: publishing another game script, or maybe a regular old work of fiction!

When not writing or gaming, John has a summer home on Arrakis where he spends his leisure time wrestling sandworms.

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Can't we all just co-op instead?

Friction Builds Between Sven Co-Op Developers and Community

Please stay behind the yellow line. The drama train is pulling into the station. Sven, a co-op mod for the original Half-Life, has been around for just under two decades. Earlier this year the much beloved mod got a free standalone release, an act that, as it turns out, would bring to light controversies building between the community and the development team.

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Mmm, physical representations of digital goods.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack Coming to Retail Stores

Hot on the heels of its four year console birthday, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is rolling out another surprise that should please block stacking fans. Starting this June, interested humans can purchase a retail version of the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack. No more digital-only goodies, now we got boxes and stuff!

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Break out the 3.5 inch floppies.

Co-Op Shmup 1993 Space Machine Releases, Only 23 Years Late!

1993 Space Machine was actually made in 1993. Designer Krister Karlsson and team had everything almost ready to go, but the game never got a release. You know, there was all that drama with repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and Seinfeld was getting pretty good around then. But now, over two decades later, it's time to revisit the past. And you don't even need to break out that Amiga!

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