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11:04 PM on 08.15.2010

Kinect's Potential

Kinect is doing some sort of marketing strategy aimed at small children and grandmothers, which really is a bad idea because any small children and grandmothers who play games already have a Wii. Unfortunately all this does i...   read

9:05 PM on 11.21.2009

Walrus Thoughts on Why Games are not Movies or Books

Most people here want video games to be a super-respected medium up there with Movies and Books and Oprah, yes? Yes, so do I. We often talk of interactivity, or immersion, or atmosphere, or choice. "One day," nerds across the...   read

8:31 PM on 11.20.2009

Spike VGA is ... BIAS?

So I was voting my way through the Spike Video Game Awards, voting based on personal experience or from what I've heard (Plants vs Zombies beat out Dragon Age: Origins only because my laptop can play one and not the other). ...   read

6:00 PM on 11.15.2009

Aquaria Soundtrack release

I don't know about you guys, but I really liked Aquaria. It had a really great atmosphere, and also some pretty great music. The official soundtrack has been officially released. It's official. It's sleek. It looks awesome, ...   read

1:42 AM on 11.06.2009

The Wrong Thing: The Slow, Steady Decline to the Dark Side

This blog features SPOILERZ for Dark Forces II. Don’t read if you haven’t played. Use the time to play the game instead. Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight holds a very special place in my heart. It was the first “big-kid” game my ...   read

3:16 PM on 09.04.2009

The completely real* Metal Gear Solid Rising preview

Just like Solid Snake, this past week I managed to infiltrate Koj*ma Headquarters to get a look at the next installment of the Metal Gear Solid series. Let's take a look: STORY Remember Sons of Liberty? Remember how you we...   read

9:20 PM on 08.26.2009

Video Game Healthcare - What We Could Learn

My brother is a medical mystery. Between the ages of 0 and 6, he managed to fracture his skull a total of three (3) times. Last year he had surgery for scoliosis, a condition where the spine bends sideways into an S shape. Ju...   read

5:05 PM on 07.30.2009

The Five Senses

Immersion is something everyone strives for. It's the reason why graphics have moved from Pac-Man to Crysis, why there's the whole 3D movement. It's why games support surround sound and subwoofers. The visual and audio senses...   read

6:31 PM on 07.28.2009

I, the Author: A sense of impending doom

"Shh, did you hear something?" Smacky the Terrorist was jumpy. He had been smuggled across the border of the United Statesby a bunch of Mexican Coyotes, had helped terrorize Las Vegas, and was now holed up in a lounge somewh...   read

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