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Graham

I teach, and I game. That is all.
Team2Bit’s “Fist Puncher” Kickstarter Campaign Kicks Off News 1

News 1 We’ve had the opportunity to chat with “The Next Game Boss” winners Team2Bit in the past, and the brothers Lewandowski are amping up their goals yet again with old school brawler Fist Puncher. Fist Puncher, an 8-bit brawler featuring a slew of on-screen enemies, bosses, levels, secrets, and skills, is still an anticipated 2012 release, […]

How Counter-Strike Might Unify the Fractured Gaming Community News 25

News 25 Despite being developed by a relatively obscure team (Hidden Path’s only other game is the PC/XBLA title Defense Grid: The Awakening), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has the potential to break down one of gaming’s oldest and most unyielding barriers. Staunch PC gamers have generally abhorred the far less accurate and precise gamepad, and been wary (justifiably […]

5 Brutal Fight Scenes to Mentally Prep You for Street Fighter X Tekken News 4

News 4 In celebration of Street Fighter X Tekken recently achieving gold status, MP1st presents 5 Brutal Fight Scenes to Mentally Prep You for Street Fighter X Tekken. Fighting game fans, we have quite a lot to look forward to. We have remakes, sequels, and new fighting IPs on the cusp of releasing and providing us with some […]

5 Co-op Games That Need HD Remakes News 10

News 10 This generation of online gaming has offered up a bevy of cooperative thrills, whether it be Gears of War’s methodical, gore-soaked killfests, Portal 2’s heady puzzle-solving, or even Castle Crasher’s budget brawling. That being said, there are a number of cooperative gems that ruled last generation’s roost that would do wonders in regards to rounding […]

Resident Evil 6 Co-op: Do it Right, Capcom News 6

News 6 Resident Evil 6’s trailer reveal was a nice little late-winter bombshell, and the further affirmation of a mysterious 6-player cooperative mode has many survival-horror fans chomping at the bit. Resident Evil 5 is the highest-selling installment in the franchise, and its exemplary co-op mode has a great deal to do with that. With 2-player split-screen […]

Catch Up on Co-op: 2011’s Underdogs News 5

News 5 2011 has come and gone, and the last of the ubiquitous Game of the Year awards have trickled through the blogosphere. MP1st has already declared its greatest multiplayer experience of 2011, but there is more to multiplayer then competitive gaming. Sometimes the heat of the battlefield induces rage-quitting, creative profanity-spewing, and the KDR sweats (My […]

March 6, 2012: The Day Your Wallet Will Die News 5

News 5 Assuming you didn’t start gaming today (and if you did, remember to press ‘X’ to win!), you’re familiar with the crazy glut of games that soaks up your cash every winter. Week after week, it’s like a non-stop deluge of amazing titles, all deserving of your hard-earned moolah. Our poor money – how quickly it […]

5 Best Games to Play After a Break-up News 13

News 13 So, you just suffered a heart-wrenching break-up, and feel as if the entire world has turned its back on you. Your universe has melted into a horrific existence comprised of tears, emotionally draining memories of happier times, and jars of peanut butter, scooped out and eaten with your tear-drenched fingers. It’s okay. I know how […]

Battlefield 3: What’s Still Wrong in a Game So Right News 33

News 33 Battlefield 3 is easily one of my favorite multiplayer games of this console generation; it’s quickly moving up the ranks in my “all-time favorites” as well. With a hundred hours playtime at rank 49, I’ve put enough time in to really get a hang of the game and its unique elements. I’ve also seen more […]

How Online Shooters Should Go Pay-to-Play News 11

News 11 Mention “subscription-based play” to an online shooter fan, and be prepared to settle in for a vitriolic, hate-filled rant as to the “milking” of customers and the gall of greedy game publishers. Had Activision, EA, or any other publisher decided to charge monthly to play their respective games online, it would have been a guaranteed […]

MP1st Interview: Team2Bit on Fist Puncher, IGF, and Dreams of Multiplayer FFVII News 1

News 1 In our continuing coverage of independent multiplayer game developers, we had the honor of spending some time with Team2Bit. Team2Bit is a studio consisting of brothers Jake and Matt Lewandowski, who are hard at work prepping their first release, Fist Puncher. Fist Puncher will be released on Xbox Live Indie Games in early 2012. MP1st: […]

5 Features Next Gen Multiplayer Will Fail Without News 5

News 5 With all of the hullabaloo and “leaked” news stories lately regarding the impending release of the next generation of consoles, it’s hard to believe we’ll have to wait much longer to get our grubby mitts on the Playstation 4, Xbox 720(?), and, of course, the already-announced Wii U. Multiplayer games have proven to be system-sellers, […]

Team Deathmatch: Which Game Does it Best? News 16

News 16 Multiplayer gamers have a plethora of game modes and types to choose from when it comes to online shooters; Call of Duty’s Search and Destroy, Battlefield’s Conquest, and Halo’s Headhunter are just a small sampling of the myriad choices. While the new, unique, and esoteric gametypes help keep a game fresh and a community dedicated, […]

MP1st Interview: Autumn Games on Publishing, Farmville, and Motorized Barstools News 1

News 1 In our continuing coverage of independent multiplayer games, we had the honor of interviewing Autumn Games. Developer interviews are always insightful and filled with bits of knowledge to be gleaned about the game-developing world, but it’s not every day you get the chance to listen to a publisher’s tale. Autumn Games publishes downloadable and independent […]

The 5 Most Iconic Multiplayer Maps News 18

News 18 Map and level design can make or break a multiplayer title, and a great killing field can transcend its game and become the stuff of legend. Modders and amateur mapmakers often reproduce painstakingly accurate maps for games other than the ones it was built for. Why is this? What hold does an iconic map have […]

Ghost Recon Future Soldier: The Next Online Sensation? News 6

News 6 After a decidedly unimpressive showing at E3 2010, Ghost Recon and its developers Ubisoft Paris went into stealth mode for almost an entire year, tweaking and tuning the game in order to please the fans of the series as well as garner interest in new players. After a number of reveals over the past six […]

3 Reasons BF Players Would Get Booted From the Real Military News 34

News 34 Listen, online Battlefield players – we know that your skill rank is top-notch, your kill-to-death ratio is 2.0, and your score-per-minute is astronomical. To an extent, these types of statistics prove your prowess at the game, and I love being teamed up with you online. I am greatly appreciative of your ability to read the […]

8 Upcoming Fighting Games Worth Brawling For News 7

News 7 The past few years have seen an overwhelming resurgence in fighting game interest, and a number of titles have wowed critics and gamers alike. Street fighter IV (which up to this point includes 3 iterations) was a successful return to a classic series, Mortal Kombat was restored to its original bloody 2D glory, and the […]

The 5 Greatest Multiplayer Game Developers News 18

News 18 The amount of fun derived from a multiplayer game is usually directly proportional to the respective game developer’s talent. A game studio has to truly understand what multiplayer elements gamers want, and how to implement those components efficiently and effectively. Unfortunately, many development teams struggle with one or more of the multiplayer design aspects. Too […]

MP1st Interview: Blue Isle Studios Preps RTS Subsistence News 3

News 3 This is our second featured interview in a series focusing on independent developers producing multiplayer games for a variety of downloadable platforms and systems. Blue Isle Studios is a Canadian development team currently producing a full-conversion Starcraft II game entitled Subsistence. Subsistence is an original IP of Blue Isle’s, and features entirely original and unique […]

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