The Reality of Sexism in the Games Industry
FEATURE | Posted on: 12/10/2013
Hey there, games industry. We need to have a sit-down. You've grown up quite a bit in the past few years, and we all appreciate that. We're proud of you. You're starting to acknowledge women in a fashion that's at least halfway respectable. Now, now; don't start patting yourself... [more+]
Ten More Absolutely Top-Notch Villains
FEATURE | Posted on: 12/06/2013
While any old putz can be an antagonist, it takes a truly memorable character to be a villain; to deliver that combination of menace, raw power, or sheer personality that it takes for one to be truly memorable.
The guys (and, well…things) on this list are the best gaming's got to offer.... [more+]
The Stupidest, Corniest, and Cheesiest Deaths in Video Games
FEATURE | Posted on: 12/04/2013
When you lose a character who’s been a stalwart ally or love interest for hours upon hours of play-time, it’s supposed to have some sort of effect on you. It’s supposed to leave you saddened, torn up and mentally shaken, or enraged and vengeful from the sheer tragedy of it. The thing... [more+]
Xbox One Review / Impressions: Games and TV All in One
FEATURE | Posted on: 12/02/2013
Just got an Xbox One (a few days ago), and I've been playing around with the system and enjoying all the new features. Actually having it at my house is a completely different experience from playing with the system at E3. Looking back on the features the Xbox One had when it was announced and... [more+]
Movember Special: Ten More of Gaming's Most Magnificent Moustaches
FEATURE | Posted on: 11/25/2013
Another Movember has nearly come and gone, folks. As I write this piece, I’m stroking my beard, pondering whether to keep it as a face-warmer, try styling it, or chop it off as the month ends. Yes, I grew a beard this year, rather than a simple moustache.
I don’t do things in half measures,... [more+]
PlayStation 4 (PS4) Review / Impressions: Potential Powerhouse
FEATURE | Posted on: 11/22/2013
We finally got our hands back on the PS4 and the DualShock 4 controller. Though we had played a few games on it before, the truth is we still didn't know quite what to expect from Sony's new game machine. Now we have a PS4 of our own to play with. What's really new here other than sharp... [more+]
10 Memorable Gaming Moments from the Last Generation, with Narelle Ho Sang (Videos Included)
FEATURE | Posted on: 11/14/2013
The PS4 and Xbox One are almost here, and while technically the Wii U marked the arrival of the new generation, we can officially say the next generation of consoles is underway. Before we leap in, we thought we'd take a look back at some of our favorite moments and games from the last generation.... [more+]
10 Incredible Video Game Soundtracks
FEATURE | Posted on: 11/12/2013
Though I’ve always been a sucker for a good story, I’m not ashamed to say that the music of video games ranks a close second in my list of the best things about the hobby. We’ve come a long way from the chiptunes of decades past (though admittedly, there was some incredible music... [more+]
The Gamer's Regimen: Keeping Fit at your PC
FEATURE | Posted on: 11/11/2013
Ladies and gentlemen, this is not going to be an article about video games. Not directly, anyway. Instead, I'm going to discuss a growing concern in gaming communities.
Alright, look. There's a bit of an elephant in the room where video games are concerned. It's not really something most... [more+]
10 More Indie Games You Need to Play
FEATURE | Posted on: 11/05/2013
I have a confession to make, folks: I'm a video game hipster.
See, I make no secret of the fact that I've genuinely begun to enjoy independent games far more than anything a triple-A developer's put out in the past several years. Mainstream gaming (how I hate that term) has become stale,... [more+]
Seven of Gaming's Most Overused Plot Hooks
FEATURE | Posted on: 11/04/2013
In order to get a player really engrossed in the story of a game – in order for them to actually care about a narrative – the title needs to open with a good hook. There needs to be something that draws the player in, something that makes them want to start – and continue –... [more+]
Halloween Special: The Best Horror Games of 2013 So Far
FEATURE | Posted on: 10/31/2013
'Tis the season to be frightened.
Halloween has always been one of my favorite nights of the year. When else can one gorge oneself on unhealthy amounts of sugar and sweets without consequence? When else can one let all their inhibitions fall aside and go out on the town in whatever catches their... [more+]
5 Video Game Concepts That Would Improve Real Life
FEATURE | Posted on: 10/21/2013
There are plenty of gamers out there that wish they could live in a video game. Personally, I could do without the giant thing trying to kill me, but that's just me. But if we can't live in a video game taking pleasures in the joys of the pixelated world, why not reap some of the other benefits?... [more+]
Indiecade 2013 Impressions - Indie Hits Galore
FEATURE | Posted on: 10/09/2013
While Indiecade is definitely filled with plenty to do, with a focus on indie games by all of the big publishers as a way to find new talent and keep budgets under control, this year's Indiecade definitely had a lot going on. Here are a few things that caught my eye.
Weighing In on the Steam Game Controller
FEATURE | Posted on: 09/30/2013
With the Steam controller being revealed as the final component of Valve’s goal to conquer the living room, one really has to wonder just how the hell it is going to work. Its design is definitely different from anything that we’ve seen in recent years, or really, ever, in a gaming controller.... [more+]
5 Things Capcom Should Do To Improve Their Finances
FEATURE | Posted on: 09/23/2013
It’s no small secret that Capcom has found themselves suffering from their biggest financial loss since 2005. There are a lot of things that contribute to that, and a lot of things that could have been easily prevented. The company is already dialing back on things that they’ve made... [more+]
Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2013 Coverage (News, Previews, Screenshots, Videos...)
EVENT PAGE | Posted on: 09/18/2013
Tokyo's main video game entertainment event is here once again. We're talking about TGS. We don't have much this year, but check out our coverage (news, previews, screenshots, videos, etc.) of the Tokyo Game Show 2013 right here.
Top 5 Legacies of the Xbox 360
FEATURE | Posted on: 09/13/2013
With the release date of the Xbox One recently announced, many gamers have begun to salivate and mark their calendars for November 22nd. While Microsoft has said they will support the Xbox 360 through 2016, it is time to take look at Microsoft's current-gen system's legacy.
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