Why do we keep buying the newest FIFA-game every year?

Why do we keep buying the newest FIFA-game every year?

FIFA is published in a new version every single year, following a tradition we see in many sports franchises including the NBA (Basketball), NFL (American Football), and even PCM (Pro Cycling). The games are sold at typical AAA price and sometimes the changes and improvements from one year to the next are slight. I suggest, a part of our purchasing motivation is linked to the novelty-habituation cycle.

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Getting technical with Video Games: A look at Methodology

Getting technical with Video Games: A look at Methodology

Video games are as a media not exactly simple in their construction, as many different elements must go together in order to create a successful whole. This complexity is most likely the reason as to why there still isn’t any proper methodology of analysis within the humanities.

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You want to get better at life? Play Video Games

You want to get better at life? Play Video Games

Think about it. It does make sense. Through playing various video games we train and improve reaction speed, retention, multi-tasking capabilities, even socialise more, and do so more effectively than in real life! Want to know more? Read on.

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I’m My Own Worst Enemy: The Challenge of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

I’m My Own Worst Enemy: The Challenge of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

This week I have hijacked Peter’s blog to talk about difficulty in video games. More specifically, I will be talking about my own experience with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and how this particular game creates a challenge for the player.

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