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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 is give the impr...

 
 
 

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 world whisper ...

 
 
 

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). Then I came upo...

 
 
 

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, and will probab...

 
 
 
 
 

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. Just today he was...

 
 
 

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 are pretty muc...

 
 
 

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 somewhere in the Vert...

 
 

About AfroWalrusone of us since 9:29 PM on 07.23.2009

Hello, I am a walrus with an afro. Pleased to meet you.
I'm a cheapo gamer. I won't buy a game unless I'm absolutely sure that I'll get my money's worth, or it's free. My laptop is terrible for gaming, and I'm hoping to one day own a super-gaming computer that will take over the world unless I'm playing video games on it.

Consoles: PS2, Xbox 360, laptop

Games I Enjoy:
Shadow of the Colossus
Half-Life 2
Jedi Outcast
Metal Gear Solid 1+2+3=6(?)
Halos
Rainbow 6 Vegas
World of Gooooo
Final Fantasy 6/3
Kingdom Hearts
Fallout 3
ICO
KOTOR
Team Fortress 2
Psychonauts
Portal
Okami
Aquaria
Eternal Silence
Braid