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Laying low for a while

So this will be my last posting for quite a bit. Due to some personnel concerns, I need to be more cautious from revealing too much behind-the-scenes stuff at this stage. I have to admit, one of the main issues is that someo...   more


A one-console future: Pray it never happens

So I just spent a whole feature talking about the problems of trying to support multiple consoles -- why would we still NEVER, EVER want a one-console future? After reading a number of the comments from Dtoiders on my last p...   more


A one-console future: is it really good for you?

There's been some interesting discussion on why the industry would be better off with a one-console future. Even such industry heavyweights as David Jaffe and Dennis Dyack have questioned, in their oh-so-charming ways,...   more


Brace yourself for the ads onslaught

There's enough brouhaha about in-game ads that you'd thing we were debating something truly controversial (OMG! There's ads on TV! How revolting! WTF! There's ads on my radio station! Damn them!), so I won't go there.  B...   more

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Time for a VIDEOGAME drinking game: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

Considering all of the different types of drinking games there are, I'm surprised there's not one centered around videogames. Sure, you can create your own -- like every time you hear "Welcome to the circus of values!&qu...   more

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Psst ... GameStop: Here are some tips if you want to go 'casual'

GameStop has come out declaring that 2008 is the year that they start to appeal more to the casual gamer. To quote Daniel DeMatteo, Chief Operating Officer of GameStop, "Honestly, we are having to retool the way we think...   more

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EGM Petition: Bring back the old school

Well, you gotta give Editor-in-Chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu some credit for stirring up a pot lately, with his editorials in Electronic Gaming Monthly. Though you got to wonder if he's really going to bring the EG...   more

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Sneak peek: The hottest gift for 2008!

Before I head home for the holidays to live it up with some heavily spiked eggnog (and foolin' around with old flames under the mistletoe) I thought I'd wish every gamer out there a happy holiday farewell. 2007 has been such ...   more

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PC FPS market feeling the atomic heat

For me, tracking games sales is just as fun as actually playing games -- I can impress friends with "I told you so, this game kicks balls!" or, my favorite "I told you so, this game bites balls"! For those...   more

PC FPS market feeling the atomic heat photo

Top five things I'm thankful for in gaming this holiday season

[Introducing our newest contributor, Dr. Boa. A videogame industry veteran who's spent years working his knuckles to the bone to bring you some of the games you love, Dr. Boa hopes to bring his own perspective to the masses, ...   more

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