The Lost Art of Interactive Storytelling (or What Games Today Can Learn from Pikmin 2)

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***spoiler warning for Bioshock, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest and (of course) Pikmin 2*** With the increasing popularity of AAA titles, it seems that the video game industry has been shifting their focus to… Continue reading

Vainglory: A new and innovative take on MOBAs’

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Vainglory is a relatively new MOBA that is celebrating two years of its release. The main feature of Vainglory that makes it so different from major league MOBA’s is that Vainglory is designed… Continue reading

Netflix, Binge-watching, and the Future of TV

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The art of visual storytelling has evolved throughout history. From the theatre, to film, to television, each medium has its own set of unique restrictions and challenges when it comes to telling a… Continue reading

Team Fortress 2 Versus Overwatch: How Similar Are The Characters?

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Since the release of Overwatch back in May of this year, numerous arguments concerning its similarities and differences to Team Fortress 2 (TF2) have emerged across the internet as fans of each have attempted… Continue reading

Rise of Iron – Did it improve Destiny?

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After the success that was Destiny: The Taken King, the developer Bungie released Destiny‘s latest expansion, Rise of Iron. This expansion has a new campaign, new quests, new maps, loads of new weapons… Continue reading

Saga for Dummies

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There are many ways to tell a story, comics being one of my favourite methods. Graphic novels have gone through low points in popularity, but with Marvel and DC being such popular topics… Continue reading

The Vault is Back!

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Hello to all our beloved readers and writers alike. After our usual summer hiatus, The Vault Publication is back in action! For readers, expect new content come the October. For all returning and prospective writers,… Continue reading

Boundary of Emptiness, Garden of Sinners, and finding meaning in titles

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Introduction When I first watched The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai), I loved the animation and the soundtrack, but thought the themes and storytelling were an incoherent mess. Yet I could not… Continue reading

Finale of Neon Genesis Evangelion (1996) Analysis

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (NGE) is a widely popular anime series from the late 90’s that spawned a franchise including the development of several films, manga, and even video games. In this article, I… Continue reading