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11:16 PM on 06.09.2008

Wait a minute, female gamers can have the same mindset as men!?

Don Ryan, the new COO at Oberon Media (AstroPop, Zuma Deluxe), has somehow come to the bizarre conclusion that women can be just as competitive as men. Maybe if they’re competing in a pot roast cook-off, amirite?"M...

Justin Villasenor

4:02 PM on 06.05.2008

Student's Atheism game does more harm than good

History and common sense teach us all a valuable lesson in dealing with people whose religious beliefs don't parallel your own: violence is only acceptable if you're willing and able to decimate the opposition. It appears tha...

Qais Fulton

2:55 PM on 06.05.2008

Tits or GTFO: Age of Conan devs apologize for shrinking in-game boobs

This story has been the best of my day so far. Apparently, Funcom, the developers behind Age of Conan, started to get complaints recently that the female characters in the game had decidedly smaller breasts than they had spor...

Colette Bennett

10:53 PM on 03.18.2008

Game Debate to the Death! Best and Worst Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer level?

Last week's Counter-Strike map debate was one of the few times I've ever seen readers so split on a topic. Not just one or two, but nearly every map voted for received as many negative votes as it did positive votes. It ...

Tom Fronczak

3:17 PM on 03.06.2008

ESRB gets a 'you suck' out of ten from former employee

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board -- known to you and I as the ESRB -- has come under fire from one its own ex-employees, who has provided a little rating of his own regarding the company's practices. Jerry Bonner work...

Jim Sterling

12:48 PM on 03.05.2008

G4TV chooses their new Gamer Girl nominees (update)

[Editor's note - A contact at G4 confirmed that the top ten shown above are actually being submitted as nominees to be a new G4 host. Winning this contest does not guarantee that the winner actually gets a job at G4, so it lo...

Colette Bennett

9:21 AM on 02.28.2008

The myth of casual gaming

"Casual gaming" is a term that has crept into the games industry and taken root with a rapid speed over the past year or so. The so-called casual gamer, a fantastical creature that will yield millions of enchanted d...

Jim Sterling

12:02 PM on 01.25.2008

Developers should market to women?

We've all heard the legends, the hushed whispers emanating from herds of awestruck, greased con-goers, and the awe-inspiring tales of heroism at the hands of a mythic creature: the girl gamer. And while my feigned shock and a...

Qais Fulton

7:21 PM on 01.15.2008

COD4 and Spore confirmed for Mac

The few PC exclusive gamers I know seem to constantly have their panties in the proverbial wad over the focus by developers on developing for consoles. Add the ceaseless struggle to have the most current (expensive) hardware ...

Qais Fulton

10:01 PM on 01.12.2008

Should kids be banned from videogames? New 'study' claims they should be

It's that time of the day, boys and girls, time for another bit of "research" that tells us all how mentally unhealthy videogames are. Today's slice of alarm-flavored study pie suggests that children under the age o...

Jim Sterling

9:19 PM on 01.07.2008

The Wii is dangerous: More dangerous than stupid doctors?

We've all heard about how dangerous videogames are from a variety of crackpots who vilify their violent content and penchant for teaching kids how to murder people, but it's not often that the virgin-white Wii is branded dang...

Jim Sterling

2:04 PM on 01.06.2008

The Queen loves the Wii: Really, what more can you say?

Apparently I'm expected to do this one, being English and all, but apparently the Queen of Great Britain is a big fan of the Nintendo Wii, getting hooked on the white funbox when she saw Prince William playing a game. Just wr...

Jim Sterling

9:22 AM on 12.01.2007

Videogames caused 9/11: Disgusting trailer for Moral Kombat documentary is bad

If you've been online for any decent amount of time, you surely will have heard about Moral Kombat, Spencer Halpin's documentary on videogames ... or rather, cultural assassination of videogames. With such unbiased and well-i...

Jim Sterling

12:44 PM on 11.01.2007

Boy punches his own mother over Halo 3: THAT'S how you finish the fight

A young Halo 3 fan has been accused of punching his mother after she forced him to stop playing. The boy was engrossed in Bungie's latest epic when he was told to end the session as it was getting late. When he refused, the y...

Jim Sterling

9:36 PM on 10.21.2007

STFUAJPG: IDG 'thrilled' with E For All attendance

Poke around on the Internet, and you'll see a lot of videogaming Web sites throwing a negative spin on E for All's inaugural year. A few bloggers and journalists snapped a few photos of what appeared to be an empty Los Angele...

Nick Chester

2:47 PM on 06.03.2007

Revisited: Is the Wiimote overpriced?

Remember the buzz surrounding Nintendo's wiimote, and how the sum of its parts seemed a bit pricey, when  compared to what the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were offering?Well it appears that the talk is back, thanks in...

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