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What is your favorite game from the first half of 2020?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 5 20.83%
 
Doom Eternal 1 4.17%
 
Dreams 0 0%
 
Final Fantasy VII Remake 5 20.83%
 
Half-Life: Alyx 1 4.17%
 
The Last of Us, Part II 1 4.17%
 
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 1 4.17%
 
Persona 5 Royale 2 8.33%
 
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition 4 16.67%
 
Other 4 16.67%
 
Total:24

Adding to the already mentioned articles above, I am also planning on starting another longer article series on video game history in the near future, but I haven't decided on a specific subject yet, so if anyone has suggestions for potential topics to cover you can leave them here in this thread. I'm very much interested in seeing what people would like to read about regarding video game history.



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Darashiva said:
Adding to the already mentioned articles above, I am also planning on starting another longer article series on video game history in the near future, but I haven't decided on a specific subject yet, so if anyone has suggestions for potential topics to cover you can leave them here in this thread. I'm very much interested in seeing what people would like to read about regarding video game history.

History of video game graphics?



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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trunkswd said:
Darashiva said:
Adding to the already mentioned articles above, I am also planning on starting another longer article series on video game history in the near future, but I haven't decided on a specific subject yet, so if anyone has suggestions for potential topics to cover you can leave them here in this thread. I'm very much interested in seeing what people would like to read about regarding video game history.

History of video game graphics?

That could be very interesting to go in-depth on. Maybe focus on graphical innovations throughout the history of video games and how they've changed the way games look? I'll need to make a note of that and think about it. 



Darashiva said:
trunkswd said:

History of video game graphics?

That could be very interesting to go in-depth on. Maybe focus on graphical innovations throughout the history of video games and how they've changed the way games look? I'll need to make a note of that and think about it. 

It would require a lot of research. If there is a lot of information to write on, maybe have each article focus on a single decade or a single generation. 



VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YoutubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Gap Charts | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.

trunkswd said:
Darashiva said:

That could be very interesting to go in-depth on. Maybe focus on graphical innovations throughout the history of video games and how they've changed the way games look? I'll need to make a note of that and think about it. 

It would require a lot of research. If there is a lot of information to write on, maybe have each article focus on a single decade or a single generation. 

Probably divide the articles by generation. I think that would make the most sense regarding technological leaps and graphical development.



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We're over a week into July. Let's catch up on some of the articles so far!

Reviews:

Goosebumps Dead of Night

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

The Last of Us Part II

Articles:

Defined Design: Katana Zero's Surprising Story

Sales:

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through July 4, 2020

Switch vs PS3 Sales Comparison in Europe - Close Race Through May 2020

Switch vs Wii Sales Comparison in the US - Gap Shrinks in Favor of the Switch in May 2020

More to come!



Darashiva said:
Adding to the already mentioned articles above, I am also planning on starting another longer article series on video game history in the near future, but I haven't decided on a specific subject yet, so if anyone has suggestions for potential topics to cover you can leave them here in this thread. I'm very much interested in seeing what people would like to read about regarding video game history.

The rise and fall of a specific game genre maybe?



Darashiva said:
trunkswd said:

History of video game graphics?

That could be very interesting to go in-depth on. Maybe focus on graphical innovations throughout the history of video games and how they've changed the way games look? I'll need to make a note of that and think about it. 

trunkswd said:
Darashiva said:

That could be very interesting to go in-depth on. Maybe focus on graphical innovations throughout the history of video games and how they've changed the way games look? I'll need to make a note of that and think about it. 

It would require a lot of research. If there is a lot of information to write on, maybe have each article focus on a single decade or a single generation. 

I'd say this video would be a good point to start: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyjyWUrHsFc

Here's the above video divided up into a playlist of 5 parts:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOQZmjD6P2HlOoEVKOPaCFvLnjP865X1f

The 8-bit Guy also has a nice two-parter about them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfh0ytz8S0k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rsycfDliZU

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 10 July 2020

Bofferbrauer2 said:
Darashiva said:
Adding to the already mentioned articles above, I am also planning on starting another longer article series on video game history in the near future, but I haven't decided on a specific subject yet, so if anyone has suggestions for potential topics to cover you can leave them here in this thread. I'm very much interested in seeing what people would like to read about regarding video game history.

The rise and fall of a specific game genre maybe?

I will come back to the history of specific genres at some point, but the last big series I finished was the history of real-time strategy, which pretty much followed it's rise and fall (and eventual resurgence) over the years, so I probably won't start another article series focused on a specific genre quite yet. Eventually, yes, and I have some plans in place for that already, but it's going to be a while before that happens.



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