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It's all a (Game) Balancing Act

It's all a (Game) Balancing Act

Before I was the marketing guy here at Antlion I spent 14 years running a marketing and consulting company for games. In that time I consulted closely on a number of fascinating sides of the game industry, including being the guy who picked which games got published and which got rejection letters (All the power was mine to hold!), the monetization strategy of games, I even got to be lead designer on a few titles by some strange twist of fate later in my career. One thing I always loved consulting on were game balance issues. Understanding game balance is...

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Horizon Zero Dawn Review

Horizon Zero Dawn Review

Horizon Zero Dawn Earlier this month I took on the noble task of volunteering to review Horizon Zero Dawn. After about a dozen hours into the game, I am getting all aboard this hype train. If you're not familiar with HZD in the first 3 weeks of it's success, then allow me to take you on a journey of a game that I would describe as Fallout meeting Jurassic park while being on a double date with The Witcher & Red Read Redemption. Oh yea, it's a doozy..   Horizon is PS4 exclusive open world single player RPG that successfully blends...

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Antlion Volunteer Day Returns to the OFB!

Antlion Volunteer Day Returns to the OFB!

Our very first official volunteer day took us to the Oregon Food Bank, and despite having a blast, we haven't had the opportunity to return until nearly one year later. However, this week we finally managed to gather in North Portland to once again sort food for those in need. The way our admittedly broken food system tends to work is produce that is "ugly" or "imperfect" is not sold in stores, god forbid you buy a potato that's sprouted or has a bruise. Instead it ends up in the food bank.  Here it is sorted into two groups; edible...

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River City Ransom Review

River City Ransom Review

When Joe was 10 he moved to Florida and there met his long time bestie, Steve. One day they found the game that would basically occupy our entire first summer, creating a bond that has endured for over two decades.  Yes, it was River City Ransom (RCR). RCR was one of the first games to approach gaming from a completely different angle: It isn't about being hard, learning the moves and the levels and the combos, it is about exploration and growth and the journey. As far as console games, RCR was one of, if not the first, to take...

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Antlion + Linus Tech Tips SUPER Giveaway!

Antlion + Linus Tech Tips SUPER Giveaway!

We've joined forces with Linus Tech Tips to give away THREE prizes! The Grand Prize of one pair of Hifiman Edition S headphones with a ModMic 5 and then two extra lucky winners get their very own ModMic 5 as well! Linus Tech Tips & Antlion Audio Super Giveaway!

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