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Duck in Games

10 EpisodesProduced by Geeks RisingWebsite

Game design and no business practices there. Let's dive into the wonderful world of what makes any game fun part or not. Let's see if some of the most common game design practices serve enriching the game, or are they here just to sell you some useless stuff and pretend that it's an experience.Let's… read more

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The Outer Worlds: A Meaningless RPG

November 4th, 2021


Sometimes there are characters in video games that make you care for them. Sometimes characters are there just to establish that this thing you are about to dispose of - was a humanoid. But what happens if the …

Soulless creations Vs Games with soul. Guess which one is better

July 11th, 2021


All right. Time for us all to get on the same level of terminology. Sometimes I say that the game is soulless and it can't be judged appropriately. …

Doom 3: How to make a solid game bad

May 16th, 2021


Usually people try and make the best they can do. At least we all hope people try to strive for greatness. Not a lot of people try to make bad things, not a lot of developers try to make bad games. But bad games happen. …

Omikron: the Nomad Soul: Everyone sucks in the beginning

April 4th, 2021


Remember that time when I told you that you're going to suck when you begin? No? Well, here's the link:

Saints Row 4, Quake 2: power fantasy doesn’t always work

March 14th, 2021


That was not an easy episode to make and I know that I took a lot of time to make it but I hope that it's all worth it in the end.

This time we get to the bottom of the power fantasy trope and we contemplate how bad is …

Follow-up episode where we right our wrongs.

February 14th, 2021


Sometimes it is good to stop what you're doing and look back. To rethink something and to admit that things have changed, you might have changed and your perspective changed. This is the episode where we do just that: …

Ion Fury: When games are done with passion

January 24th, 2021


You know sometimes the games are done with best practices in mind, with some experience and with some thoughts about making the most marketable products, but sometimes there are games like Doom, like Carmageddon, like …

Year in games. Duck version

January 3rd, 2021


Yeah. It's that one most wonderful time of the year when we all sit around and contemplate what the hell had happened. And this time it's not just me …

I have No Mouth And I Must Scream: Author’s vision vs the Publisher

December 13th, 2020


The game has the same name as the novel by Harlan Ellison! Wow! Could it be that the game is based on the novel? Could it be that we are people of …

Tales of Monkey Island: Dead monkeys tell no tales

November 22nd, 2020


This quacker is back with another rant about how good was back in the days and how bad things are now, right? Wrong! I have proof that modernized installment of the well-established franchise is inferior to its origins. …

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