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Nick's Games Haven

Hey there, ladies and gents! It's been a while, hasn't it? I used to be known on here as Tech Light, back when I was first getting started in the world of freelance writing. Maybe you read a few of my pieces - I primarily focused on computer hardware and technology. Then I sort of disappeared for a few years. 

Sorry about that. 

Now that I've re-settled into my little corner of the web, I'll be shifting my focus a bit.  I'm going to be covering gaming - more specifically, all the awesome developers, amazing innovations, and epic titles which make the games industry worth following and video games worth playing. Sounds pretty cool, right? 

Anyway, let's get started: it's good to be back.

-Nick

P.S: Those of you who are interested can find me putzing about in the following locales: 

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On Xbox Live: Azrius

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This Guy Programmed A Video Game Entirely With His Feet - And Now Its On Kickstarter

Although 21-year-old Max Strzelecki was born without arms, he hasn't let that stop him - or even slow him down. Not only is he a capable gamer in his own right; he's also been programming since age 14. Now, along with his friend and business partner, he's launching his first commercial game.

Got More Money Than Sense? These Solid Gold Next-Gen Consoles Are Just The Ticket For You

Got thirteen thousand dollars to spare? If so, do I have a purchase for you. The folks over at The Gatti Luxury Lab have designed both an Xbox One and a PlayStation 4 for the 'luxury' gamer in all of us. They're both made of solid gold, because doing things in moderation is for the poor.

In This Video Game, You Are Cancer

Cancer is a terrible disease. Even though we've made great strides in treatment of the illness over the past years, it's still anything but cured - and most people still have no concept of what it is. One developer aims to help us better understand the illness...through a video game.

Have You Ever Felt The Desire To "See" Music? Harmonix's Newest Game Will Let You Do Just That

Harmonix - best known as the developer of the immensely popular Rock Band franchise - has something very, very exciting up its sleeve. It's designing a new virtual reality "music experience" that'll allow players to actually SEE - and interact with - the songs they play. Awesome, right?

Want To See What The United Kingdom Looks Like Up Close? Just Play Minecraft!

Want to explore the cliffs of Dover? Gaze out over the Scottish Isles? Swim through the English Channel? Thanks to the British Geological Survey you can do all of the above...in Minecraft.

Meet Oculix: An Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Interface For Netflix

Every now and then, Netflix engineers get together for something known as a "hack day." Basically, they're told to get creative and put together something cool to be used with the service. Awesome, right? Late last week we something amazing from of these hack days: it involves the Oculus Rift.

Mountain Is The Most Original Game Released This Year - And It Isn't Even A Game

So..there's this...thing on Steam, called Mountain. It isn't a game - not really. It's...something strange. Different. Okay, honestly, it's just a mountain that sits around saying sad things sometimes. Yet somehow, it's one of the most curiosly engrossing titles I've encountered this year.

If You Want To Wield A Lightsaber, Sixense's STEM System Could Be The Closest You'll Ever Get

After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, Sixense's STEM controller is well on its way to the consumer market. Not content to sit on their laurels, Sixense last week decided to up the hype further, with a series of tech demos that show just what the STEM can do. They're awesome.

Now On Kickstarter: Fritz Is A Narrative, Relationship-Driven War Game Where Every Choice Matters

A lot of games tend to glorify war to a nearly absurd degree. Not Fritz. Based in World War One, this intelligent, top-down role playing game takes a look at the human side. As the titular soldier, players will step into a world where every choice matters, and even their closest friend might die.

A Former Blizzard Developer Has Invented Video Game Stories That Can Literally Tell Themselves

In gaming, even the most fantastic storylines are ultimately rather linear, with player choice generally only coming into play at certain key points. One developer wants to change that. Working with a London-based team, he's managed to invent self-telling stories. Wait, what?