Busy schedules and video games

Gamers have one common  enemy in mind: a busy life. It’s hard to squeeze in time to play video games when there are dishes to do and money to be made.

With that in mind, developers are now taking time as a big consideration in game design. Here are five things that a time-friendly game should consider

1. Length

If it’s a long game, it takes up a long time. Game length plays a large part when gamers try to consider if they should pick up a game or not. This is one of the core factors as to why mobile got big: they are portable and they showcase short bursts of rewarding gameplay. read more

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What is Game Compulsion and what can be done about it?

If you’re reading this then I’m sure you’ll agree that gaming is an outstanding gift to the universe.
However, the sad reality is that too much of a good thing is a bad thing. If gaming starts to affect your everyday life then you may be showing signs of game addiction.

Game addiction (also referred to as game compulsion) is when a person withdraws themselves from real life in favour of virtual realities. There are a vast number of reasons why this behaviour occurs. The common misconception about people who have game compulsion is that they are lazy or too stupid to get ahead in the real world. This couldn’t be any further from the truth.
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Don’t play games online, play them in the same room

Gamers today live in an always connected, always online world.  When you buy a console these days the internet is as important to have as the latest launch title.  We spend more time waiting for downloads to finish than we do playing the games themselves.

And when we want to play against friends we simply play against them online.  We don’t seem to play games against people in the same room anymore. We feel this should change because we believe playing games against people in the same room local multiplayer is more fun. read more

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What we learn from Satoru Iwata?

“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”

Video games are meant to be one thing: fun. Satoru Iwata is an icon in the gaming industry – best known for his role at the helm of Nintendo as president and CEO, Iwata pioneered many concepts in gaming that still stand up to this day. With Iwata at the helm, Nintendo flourished as the oldest and one of the biggest gaming behemoths in the industry with games like Super Mario and Legend of Zelda. read more

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Board games are now better than ever

Board games are now more popular than ever.  The pastime that was once associated with Christmases with the family, or nerds, now has something for everyone.

But how did this happen and how can we make the most of it?

Why are board games popular again?

The internet has helped make board games popular again.  Thanks to popular board game websites such as BoardGameGeek and word of mouth, ‘old-fashioned board games have acquired cult status and are growing in popularity’.  

When asked why board games are now being chosen over other entertainment such as movies or videogames, the answer was obvious.  It was for the personal connection that you could make with your friends or family that you were playing with. read more

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Valve tightens developer requirements for submitting games to Steam

Exciting news for PC gamers and developers have emerged from Valve who announced that they will stop the Steam Greenlight service, a popular voting service for developers to showcase their games to get onto the Steam store, in favour of Steam Direct.

Valve hope that by doing this they will stop the flaws of the Steam Greenlight program, whilst improving the overall quality of titles allowed onto the Steam store.

What was Steam Greenlight?

Steam Greenlight was a service that allowed developers to get their games onto Steam.  Developers who wanted to submit their titles had to pay an overall fee first of $100.  After doing that their game was allowed on the Steam Greenlight service where users could try it and vote if it was good or bad. read more

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Join us in bringing back local multiplayer games

Remember the days when playing games means playing with people? That’s what we’re all about here at Gameout. We provide the old school vibes of playing local multiplayer games from the comfort of video games to immersive board games. We believe that multiplayer games are all about who you play it with, and we want to bring you an experience that will bring back the spirit of playing together with other players.

Are you a video game developer?

There’s one thing we need in order to craft the best local multiplayer experience: games. We want developers who know the ins and outs of what made local multiplayer games like the old Halo, GoldenEye, Mario Kart memorable up to this day. There’s an ever growing demand of split screen and local multiplayer games in the industry, and we’re here to give you a shot. read more

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Five reasons why you should pick up a video game

Playing video games is a pretty normal activity for most people of all ages these days. People have it on their smartphones, on their homes, and living room. It doesn’t matter if it’s an RPG or an FPS, If you haven’t picked up a controller before, here are five reasons why you should

1.Video games improve decision making

Games are all about choices. They require players to assess situations and make the choices they deem as the best with the hope of achieving a specific goal in mind. Decision making is an integral skill in playing video games as well as surviving life. Video games are great in improving decision making especially during crucial moments. Do you go for an attack and risk it or do you play safe and defend? Do you use your long cooldowns or just gamble it for a possible advantage? A lot of choices in video games are intense with a lot of gameplay outcomes on the brink of one single choice. This makes video games an intense experience that sharpens a person’s decision-making skills read more

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Welcome to our website. Who are we?

Welcome to Gameout!

Welcome to Gameout, we’re gamers and we want to game with you in Melbourne, Australia.

What do we do?
1) We find games with great local multiplayer gameplay
2) We find a venue where you can enjoy these games
3) We share our games with our gamers.

Why do we love local multiplayer?

We care about local multiplayer because we want gamers to be a welcoming and open community.
It’s not just nostalgia for 1990s videogame consoles and the toxicity we’ve found on online multiplayer games.
Most of all it’s about making new friends and having someone to share the joy of gaming with. And we’re not the only ones who want local multiplayer games to come back. read more

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