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The Indie Movement – Ramiro Corbetta

The Indie Movement is something that I had started over at GamerHavenNews but is something that I am bringing over to Game Inquire because I believe its a great fit for what we wish to achieve and share with the community. The Indie Movement is a series in which we interview developers and talk about what indie is. From what indie means, how do people get started and where is it heading.

2463108-gdc2013adfterhoursIn this installment of The Indie Movement we talked to Ramiro Corbetta (many months ago) who created Hokra which is part of Sportsfriends which came out earlier this year which contains Hokra, Joust, BariBari Ball and Super Pole Riders.

Ramiro was incredibly fun to talk with and I feel he has some great insight and ideas about the community and the idea and future of indie as a whole. Read on and Enjoy! (more…)

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Intro Series: Boardgames

Have you ever wanted to dive into the world of boardgames beyond the traditional games like Monopoly, Sorry and Scategories? Maybe you want to share your passion of boardgames with friends or your significant other but are not sure what games to use as intro games. Well let us try and help to either get you started or to help others fall in love with your passion.

We will be talking about some great and easy games to learn and share. Some of them will be very basic games and many of them are for just about any age. Even if you are a hardcore gamer you may really enjoy these titles. This list will also give new players a great look into many of the basic mechanics that many games build off of such as worker placement/management, tile placement, player goal achieving, and even how co-op games work.

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Thoughts on the 2014 League of Legends’ World Championship viewership numbers

League of Legends released the 2014 World Championship viewer numbers a couple days ago and it has been received with some very mixed opinions, but I personally mainly see many accusations that  eSports is declining in popularity.

But before I go into why eSports may not be declining based off these numbers lets have a TLDR; version of LoL’s 2014 World Championship viewer number The 2014 World Championship went from September 18th to October 19th which included 15 actual days of games across Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. The games were casted from 40 different broadcast partners that resulted in 288 million unique impressions. Fans watched an average of 67 minutes which is a big increase from Season 3’s 42 minute average. This increased number helped to increase the total hours watched from 70 million in Season 3 to 179 million in season 4. There was even an increase in concurrent viewers from season 3 to season 4, 8.7 million to 11.2 million. But the number that sticks out the most is that total unique viewership during the finals went down from 32 million in season 3 to 27 million in season 4. (more…)

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Collecting 101: Series Intro

As gamers we are all collectors on different levels. Some of us enjoy buying games we want to play, some of us love a particular series and will buy every game that comes out for it, and some of us hunt for rare games or even misprinted games to add to our collection. Regardless of how involved you are with this we are all collectors to some degree wether we know it or not. So why not learn more about collecting no matter what level you are.

This series will not only introduce people looking to start collecting but also teach and educated everyone those who already are no matter what your level is.

Series Guide

  • The basics of collecting
  • How to start collecting
  • To play or not to play
  • Collecting on a budget
  • Platform based terminology and tips
  • Caring for your collection
  • Professional archiving
  • When to buy
  • When to sell
  • More topics will be added as we go along…

Also if there is anything in specific that you would like to know or any specific questions that you have, do let us know.

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History: Rise of the Meeple

Meeples have become some what of an icon within the board game community. They are cute little figures that many games have adopted to signify people. But how did this name come about? How did it become the symbol that it is? And more importantly what is its history?

What is a Meeple 

To start off we need to talk about what a Meeple is, and at its core it is a small person-shaped figure used as a player’s token in a board game. Meeples come in a wide range of shapes and sizes which we will discuss about in a later section, but they are all used for very similar mechanics. Meeples depending on the game being played can be used to declare a players action, can be used to to specify “people” on the game board as well as various other functions such as scoring or player progress. (more…)

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This Is Game Inquire, Pardon Our Dust

Hello and welcome to  Game Inquire! Game Inquire is an idea born out of the want to explore multiple facets of games and its history. The plan is to ask questions about gaming and then answer them. We plan to ask simple questions like what is the history of the meeple, or why is e-sports so important. We will even research the history of a franchise and see how it either became great or fell into oblivion. We plan to talk to people about the industry and also break down the industry from a consumer standpoint. We plan to even talk about collecting and DIY projects. The topics are endless because everyone has questions that they want answered or there is always something someone is interested in knowing more of. The site will also evolve as our content unfolds, we will be updating the sites design and functionality based around how we see people using it, and for now it is a relatively blank slate. This Is Game Inquire, Pardon Our Dust

If there is anything that you are particularly interested in knowing, let us know in the comments.

 

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