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Improves on the original, but still has frustrations
Shadowrun Returns was released last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign and seemed to please fans and backers alike. In our review, Fraser Brown commented on how the toolset provided with the game would provide plent... read feature

FFX/X-2 HD content

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD has Eternal Calm, Last Mission


Content previously not released in the US
Oct 11
The perpetually not-here-yet Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD finally have a Japanese release date of December 26, along with a variety of buying options (bundled on PS3/Vita or separate on just the Vita). Meanwhile, we patiently w... read
Kickstarter

Nine-year-old girl Kickstarting game development


And she's not just doing it to prove her brothers wrong
Mar 22
[Update: Due to some internet leg-work on the part of Reddit readers (and our own c-blogger Shinta), it has come to light that this campaign may not quite be what we see at face value on Kickstarter. According to several... read

PBS takes a look at modern '8-Bit' culture


Jun 17
The name of the video is The Evolution of 8-Bit Art, but don't let the title fool you. This video isn't about the "8-Bit" games of the modern era (like Mega Man 9, Mutant Mudds, VVVVVV, Lone Survivor, and many others). It's ... read

Before E3, Larian Studios announced Divinity: Original Sin, a return to the isometric roots of Divine Divinity after the third-person action RPG that was Divinity II. The team was on hand to demo the game, showcasing its new co-op dialog options, turn-based tactical combat, and bug-eyed skeletons with comical bombs strapped to their backs.  In case you were wondering, I'm all about it. read feature

Sexagenarian Madden fan proves being old and a gamer aren't mutually exclusive


Jun 10
I’ve been telling people forever that I’ll be playing videogames until the day I die. Of course, we all make promises to ourselves -- things we’re absolutely sure of at the time -- only to break them years l... read

The Workman Defense: Ohio Court repeals possibly retarded gamer's death sentence


Apr 09
This Wednesday the Ohio Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of Clifton White, a man convicted of killing three people. The reason the court overturned the death sentence? During White's trial he claimed to be mentally... read

GameSpot freelancer quits over Gerstmann debacle


Jan 05
When Jeff Gerstmann was alledgedly fired from GameSpot for writing a damning review of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, the predictable happened: The Internet gaming community was in uproar for all of a few days and then promptly ... read

Reggie wants to win the Halos and get a slice of LittleBigPlanet


Oct 29
Reggie Fils-Aime, the ham n' mustard flavored Nintendo of America president is suitably happy with Nintendo's massive success as of late. Unlike other executives in the PR arena, however, the beloved beefburger boss can give ... read

Hulking manlove: Koi Hime Musou brings the hard stuff


Oct 26
If there's one thing I've always wanted to rectify in general videogames coverage, it's the constant hetero-centric focus with female body parts. As a firm (and I mean firm) believer in balance and fair play, I feel it's high... read

New ESA president Michael Gallagher should do us proud


Sep 03
Washington Post's technology columnist Mike Musgrove called new ESA head Michael Gallagher to see if he would be up for a video game showdown, which was really an attempt to see if Gallagher knew his stuff.Apparently the tele... read

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution to conquer consoles and handhelds next year


Jun 28
Let’s just get this out of the way right now. I have a little bit of a platonic man crush on Sid Meier. His Civilization strategy games pretty much single-handedly started the whole concept of the “God Game”... read

Web MD: the Wiimote is actually a double-edged sword


Jun 06
We've all seen the videos on YouTube and read the stories. Injuries caused by overzealous game players getting hurt by way of the Wiimote are nothing new to any of us. However, getting your very own medical term coined af... read

Bioware co-founders talk Mass Effect


May 27
If you've been following the little known title called Mass Effect from the guys over at Bioware, then you no doubt have heard various things about the game -- namely that fitting it on a single DVD would be pretty much o... read

Miyamoto officially one of the 100 People That Shape Our World


May 03
I don’t know what the fine people of Los Angeles are waiting for. I have been staring out the window all morning waiting for the giant parade celebrating the greatness that is Miyamoto, but, alas, nothing. All I’v... read

You can take Snoop out of the ghetto, but...


Apr 21
Apparently paying double most families' yearly income for an hour of "performing" isn't enough to get a washed-up criminal / rapper to represent at a childrens charity event. I was going to write my version ... read

Gamers, these are the people who you should base your lives around


Apr 16
In light of all the bad press video games have been receiving lately, it felt like the perfect time to bring to the attention of the media all the names in the gaming industry that have been using their position to help the... read






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