Daily Archives: August 7, 2014


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Woah! Where did March go? Well now that it is April I guess it’s time for me to talk about the games that I played in March! This month I didn’t play nearly as many video games as I did last month simply because I had a lot of school, […]

Games I’m Playing – March


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A lot of the topics in the blog post are inspired by Game Theory’s video that was released yesterday. I suggest that you watch it, since it is quite interesting. Video: http://youtu.be/Cxhs-GLE29Q I agree and disagree with the concepts described in the this video. The fact is most triple A […]

Indies and Innovation


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GameMaker has changed extensively over the last few years. Some of these changes are good, while some of them are not that good. I interviewed a veteran and professional GameMaker user, Matthew, also known as True Valhalla, about how Game Maker has changed over the years in terms of accessibility […]

I Interviewed True Valhalla!



A lot of people who have gaming computers tend to downgrade to Windows 7, instead of using Windows 8. It seems like they do this because they simply don’t know how to use Windows 8. I have been using Windows 8 for quite a few months now and have trouble […]

10 Windows 8 Tips and Tricks


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I have played a very wide variety of video games. Some of these games are very violent, like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Bioshock, The Last of Us, and many others. Even some of the games I have made have varying degrees of violence. Some people, especially people who […]

Violence in Video Games


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In 2014 a lot of major changes have been made to Coded Games. In the last month I have made news posts multiple times a week, the forum has been added, and quite a few pages have been completely remade. Due to this, traffic increased greatly which I am very […]

The Future of Coded Games



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Today at GDC, YoYoGames, the company behind the widely popular game development engine Game Maker, revealed that in the near future, Game Maker will support exporting to Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita. If you know how to use Game Maker you could, in theory, make a game for […]

You Can Make PS4 Games!


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Over the last few years pre-ordering games, purchasing beta access, and funding kickstarter projects have grown in popularity exponentially. Although all of these can be good, I personally think that they could become a very bad thing. First of all, pre-ordering video games is easily the most popular of these […]

Betas, Pre-Orders, and Crowd Funding


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Over the last few years Nintendo has made some questionable choices when it comes to their company. Some people seem to think that Nintendo is going to go out of business because of their mistakes. This is not true, Nintendo still has a ton of money in the bank and […]

Is Nintendo Dying?



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What is gamification? Gamification is the use of gaming elements in education. The idea is rather new and isn’t widely used. Some classes have experimented using it and have had great success. One of the primary differences with standard education and gamification is how grading works. Currently, every student starts […]

Gamification and Education


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It’s been about five to six years now since I started making video games. Because of this, I don’t remember all of the small details like why I wanted to make games, I just decided to. What I do remember doing was simply googling “How to make video games.” After […]

How I Started Making Video Games


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This is my final essay that I wrote for my english 101 class. Since it’s about video games I thought it would fit quite well with Coded Games. (Formatting was lost in copying and pasting.) SPOILER ALERT! THIS ESSAY EXPLAINS BIOSHOCK INFINITE’S ENTIRE PLOT! Video Games are Art Ever since […]

Why Video Games are Art



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During February I played a lot of different games than I played last month. Last month I played a lot of Zelda games where as I don’t think I played any of them this month. Runescape: During February Runescape had a double xp weekend. During this time I got a […]

Games I’m Playing – February


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Hey guys! This just a random blog post that I thought I would write because it is sort of a controversial topic in the gaming community. This topic is the gaming hardware war! Currently the main gaming devices out right now are the Xbox, Playstation, Wii, PC and iOS/Andriod. (Since […]

The Gaming Hardware War!