• On Freedom of Speech and Video Games

    There seems to be no shortage of politicians seeking to blame violent video games as the cause for the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, as opposed...

    There seems to be no shortage of politicians seeking to blame violent video games as the cause for the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, as opposed to lax gun control or psychological issues, but a town in Connecticut has decided to up the ante. As previously reported on the site, a group dedicated to helping the...
  • Top 5 Modern Isometric Games

    With two amazing isometric games coming out in the form of Project Eternity and Path of Exile 2013, it looks like the visual format might...

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    With two amazing isometric games coming out in the form of Project Eternity and Path of Exile 2013, it looks like the visual format might be making a return from the old SNES days. Isometric games are ones that use floor tiles at a ratio different than 1:1, with their horizontal width being greater than...
  • Weekly News Roundup – DEC 16TH

    This week was full of plenty of rumors and some welcome news: Valve is reaching out to gamers to establish some kind of GameFAQs competitor,...

    This week was full of plenty of rumors and some welcome news: Valve is reaching out to gamers to establish some kind of GameFAQs competitor, the Assassin’s Creed series may have another game in development already, and Bioshock will be receiving a reversible cover. If you’re a millionaire (or maybe just a little rich), there’s...
  • Five Winners and Loser of March

    March has become one of the biggest months of the year in the games industry.  Between two major trade shows, the biggest spring releases, and...

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    March has become one of the biggest months of the year in the games industry.  Between two major trade shows, the biggest spring releases, and huge announcements March has become thirty days worth circling on your calendar.  This past March had all the regular ingredients and provided numerous topics to talk about.  So what were...
  • How Journey Succeeded to Become Game of the Year

    In all regards, Journey was a beautiful game. It stunned gamers everywhere with its breathtaking visuals, despite how simple the graphics and models were compared...

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    In all regards, Journey was a beautiful game. It stunned gamers everywhere with its breathtaking visuals, despite how simple the graphics and models were compared to other PS3 games and other games on the market. While it did have amazing titles like Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead, and Halo 4 competing against it, it...
  • EA Has No Grounds to Sue Zynga

    While it’s true that Zynga definitely doesn’t come up with original games, I would like to provide a counterpoint to all of the negativity surrounding...

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    While it’s true that Zynga definitely doesn’t come up with original games, I would like to provide a counterpoint to all of the negativity surrounding the company: it’s doing nothing new, it’s doing nothing illegal, and it won’t be found guilty in EA’s claims because of this. And, while creativity is the much preferred method...
  • Senators Continue to Threaten First Amendment

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there...

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there was no proof violent video games increased violence in minors, and yet here we are not two years later with a national study on the very same relationship. Funded by...
  • FIFA 13

    FIFA 13 Just like Emile Heskey’s infamous “shot-that-went-out-for-a-throw-in” shot, the FIFA franchise has always been just fractions off the mark when it comes to hitting...

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    FIFA 13 Just like Emile Heskey’s infamous “shot-that-went-out-for-a-throw-in” shot, the FIFA franchise has always been just fractions off the mark when it comes to hitting its ultimate targets (although not in any financial sense…) When the games’ approach was re-envisioned in FIFA 09 and then again later in FIFA 12, it was met with an...
  • The Keys to Battlefield 4’s Success or Failure

    The other day I touched upon some of the challenges that we’ll see for the upcoming struggle of Battlefield 4 vs. Call of Duty: Ghosts,...

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    The other day I touched upon some of the challenges that we’ll see for the upcoming struggle of Battlefield 4 vs. Call of Duty: Ghosts, outlining some of the features that the upcoming Call of Duty could include to make for a better game. Neither the Battlefield or Call of Duty series are immune from...
  • Star Wars: Fantasy Scenarios for New Era of Games

    Now that EA has the Star Wars video game license, a new era of Star Wars video games will begin later this year. It is...

    Now that EA has the Star Wars video game license, a new era of Star Wars video games will begin later this year. It is just in time for a bonanza of new Star Wars media. A new trilogy begins with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in December. Then there will be...