What do you do when you are the biggest kid in the class? You could be the benevolent giant, the guy who helps people carry heavy stuff and breaks fights between the smaller kids. But when the giant decides to push the smaller kids around for their lunch money or just for ‘shits & giggles’, he becomes a bully.

Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments and environmental disaster; characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society. …


I didn’t have my own computer until I turned 18. But that did very little to curb my enthusiasm for video games. I’d camp out at my friends’ places, taking turns to play and watch video games for hours. And watching my friends play wouldn’t bore me. I would sit there analyzing and sketching the characters, environments and graphic effects.

Years have passed and video games have changed, but I still find myself pulling apart game videos. It is entertaining to see how the creators came up with the visuals and concepts. To figure out what makes some games stick where others fall off the radar.

Last weekend, Konami released gameplay footage from their new release Metal Gear Solid: Survive. I am not a fan of how the company is treating its employees and co-creators. …

Rahul Sawant

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