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6:49 AM on 04.17.2013

PlayStation Network maintenance delays US PSN update

Since Sony doesn't have a set time when they update the PlayStation Network -- a stark contrast to pretty much all of their competitors -- a lot of us were anxiously waiting for them to eventually update the PSN, and get our ...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 01.12.2013

'Gun violent' videogames removed from MA truck stops

My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real...

Jonathan Holmes

1:30 PM on 08.12.2012

PSA: The Wii U GamePad is NOT a tablet controller

Ever since the existence of the Wii U was leaked just prior to E3 2011, game developers, publishers, those in the gaming press, just about everyone but Nintendo have called the console's new controller "a tablet." E...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 06.09.2012

E3 Rant: You got what you asked for, happy now?

I'm an old school gamer, but I like to think I have an open mind. I like it when series reinvent themselves and I rarely object when a developer attempts a new aesthetic or visual style. I was there to applaud Konami's Guille...

Allistair Pinsof

4:00 PM on 05.19.2012

Talking to Women about Videogames: They can't see the art

[Talking to Women about Videogames is a series where Jonathan Holmes talks to different people who are women about the biggest videogame news of the week for some reason.] The debate over the artistic merits (or lack thereof...

Jonathan Holmes

10:30 AM on 05.02.2012

Nintendo wants digital and retail to be priced the same

Nintendo, always so close and yet so far. As the publisher makes baby steps toward the 21st Century by offering full digital versions of its retail games, president Satoru Iwata believes that the ethereal options will not pro...

Jim Sterling

7:50 PM on 02.23.2012

Little Niero would have cut your throat for a cartridge

I like beef, so I eat it sometimes. It's too much work for a lazy blogger go kill and roast an animal in the woods, so I'm glad that there's a place that shapes it into squares, then puts it on bread and cheese. It's called W...

Niero Gonzalez

11:30 PM on 02.03.2012

GameStop's Retro Game Vault is ridiculously stupid

Hey, guys! Remember when GameStop used to sell legacy games and hardware? Atari, Genesis, you name it. Those were the days, before the company began swallowing up the competition and ditched the retro wares in favor of almost...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 11.16.2011

PlayStation Move, why aren't you moving?

The PlayStation Move came to North America on September 17, 2010. In that time, I think I've used the peripheral maybe six times. This is said as a person whose job it is to own and use one of these things. When the controlle...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 11.06.2011

Hey Microsoft, no means no!

Dear Microsoft, Have you ever heard the word "no" before? When somebody says that word, it usually means they don't want something or would like an ongoing activity to stop. So for instance, when you notify me via Xbox Live t...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 10.29.2011

Is the dual-stick controller a game design crutch?

It has been nearly two months since Nintendo unveiled the 3DS Slide Pad Expansion (Circle Pad Pro in the West). Despite the initial cries of "Nubageddon," the fervor has since died down, allowing everyone to reflect upon the ...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 09.24.2011

Adventure Time creator thinks the best games have stories

We've already heard a lot from Pendleton Ward, creator of the hit show Adventure Time, about his interest in making a game based on the property. Up until now, I was excited about the prospect of an Adventure Time game. Now I...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 PM on 09.04.2011

Fans upset over anime-ized statue of Mass Effect's Liara

I remember when the Western anime craze really started to boom in the late 90s. Not only did media distributors start licensing every single Japanese property under the sun, distinctly Western properties began to demonstrate ...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 06.18.2011

The 3DS eShop, or why Nintendo has no f*cking clue

I am an idiot. Some of you are reading this now and your first thought is, "He finally admits it!" However, I have a specific reason for this self-deprecating opener. There was some part of me -- some naive, doe-eyed, expecta...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 04.20.2011

You got some of your film in my video game

[To cutscene or not to cutscene? That is the question posed by Zwuh; not so much posed as answered vehemently. Want to see your own writing on the front page? Write something awesome and put it in the C Blogs. -- Kauza] Welco...

Andy Astruc

9:20 AM on 04.20.2011

Valve 'fans' whine and cry about Portal 2 like idiots

Portal 2 launched yesterday in a whirlwind of critical acclaim, but if you believe some of the fans out there, this game is the worst thing since anthrax was invented. An army of bitter little fanboys has attacked the game vi...

Jim Sterling