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Top 6 Videogame Westerns You Should Mebbe Checkout ( Comments)
Just played Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood recently, and it was good stuff; a decent McShooter dripping with pure, unadulterated "western", a theme I've always enjoyed. The guns are modest, dusty Winchesters and Colt Single Action Armies, rather than the
October 6, 2009 at 3:04:10
Top 5 Suspect Homages in Video Games ( Comments)
"Suspect homages" are a fact in any medium. Sometimes somethings so good, the lightning in the bottle so crackling, that you must have it even if it means swiping the bottle when no one's lookin'. Here's my top five o' them.
September 23, 2009 at 11:57:13
Spotlight On: FarmVille ( Comments)
Today's spotlight is on none other than FarmVille, the latest Facebook application from Zynga, creator of Mafia Wars and all-round professional IP copycat. Zynga corporate strategy seems to be thus: churn out K.C. Munchkin-esq clones of every popular onli
August 31, 2009 at 1:17:03
Stand by your nastiness ( Comments)
Konami commences the publishing of a "docu-game", depicting in excruciating detail the events of a real Iraq War battle and the very real veterans that fought and died in them. It's a groundbreaking artistic concept that was sure to acquire some degree co
August 22, 2009 at 11:58:01
Pass the Cyanide - Top 5 Suicidal Videogame Characters ( Comments)
We got another one of these list things, this time about videogame characters offing themselves. Yes, as in committing suicide. The list is restricted solely to player characters; here, the very guys and gals you play the game with are afflicted with some
June 29, 2009 at 5:40:57
Ghostbusters ( Comments)
I enjoyed it quite a bit. Unlike too many games these days, it succeeds precisely in what it wanted to do, to say the least what I had wanted it to do. In this case, it's to smartly tickle the tits of fans of the Ghostbusters franchise.
June 25, 2009 at 10:25:23
Mini-reviews (of games past [of this year]) ( Comments)
Just got a hold of the (hopefully-good) new Ghostbusters game. I'll be playing and talking about soon (they even got Walter Peck, the Big Government-humping, Environmental Protection Agent From Hell to return!), but for now, I'll be blogging a little bit
June 18, 2009 at 10:09:49
WHOAMG (1 Comments)
Let's celebrate the Top 5 Most Memorable Shocked Expressions in Videogaming.
June 16, 2009 at 5:49:21
Damn you Red Faction: Guerrilla (1 Comments)
You're too addicting, and it's fugging with my blogging. :( Seriously, Volition's latest game is great. Maybe it'll be a sleeper hit, or perhaps a full-on hit, but one thing's for sure, it's the most fun I've had with a title this year.
June 13, 2009 at 1:52:14
Support Six Days in Fallujah ( Comments)
For a recap, Six Days is a title that aims to faithfully recreate the 2004 Iraq War conflict, and perhaps at the same time promise to be a landmark release that gives the medium it's first "game documentary" and a marked increase in its legitimate artisti
June 10, 2009 at 11:29:29
DIVINE COMEDY ( Comments)
There's like three or so people "protesting" (maybe) outside E3 regarding EA's upcoming title based on the literary classic Dante's Inferno. They got fliers and epiphets and even signs that read "EA = Electronic Anti-Christ" (well duh).
June 3, 2009 at 7:02:17
Schmee-3 ( Comments)
"I hate E3 like this", says John Riccitiello, CEO of EA. "Terrible", laments Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft North America. "The Walking Dead", cries Will Wright of SimCity and Spore fame. "[Insert reports of complaints, as well as complaints of your
June 2, 2009 at 10:14:53
Itagaki is still here ( Comments)
Yesterday Tomonobu Itagaki, the eccentric but brilliant genius behind the recent Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive games, was in the news.
May 29, 2009 at 10:48:15
A word from our sponsors ( Comments)
We've come a long way from McKids and Cool Spot, and we've got much further to go apparently: according to an industry analyst group, in five years from now, advertising in videogames will have reached $1 billion.
May 26, 2009 at 6:44:38
Midway Through ( Comments)
Right before the weekend hit, Warner Bros., of big fat media conglom fame, and who these days is determined to get in on the videogame chuck wagon (heh :-) ), had made a big fat bid for Midway of about $33 million.
May 25, 2009 at 6:54:51
And The Band Played On ( Comments)
Much as I like the music game genre and whatnot,I have this unshakable feeling the genre is rapidly gathering unto "bubble" status: too many games, too fast, all watering each other down.
May 22, 2009 at 10:31:23
Konami Kountdown: Version 2 ( Comments)
The countdown at Kojima Production's site ended into a....nother countdown?? This time, the scenery is wetter, rainier, and the countdown much flippin' longer, and along with the "5" silhouette we've seen eariler, you can now make out an "E" and a "3" (or
May 22, 2009 at 10:24:44
EDUMACATED ( Comments)
We all know that video games can directly serve an educational purpose, often unforgettably so. Edutainment software has long abounded; The Oregon Trail long ago taught us that dysentry is a real bad way to go, as in "that's-some-awful-karma" bad (for my
May 19, 2009 at 5:58:20
Countdown to (mebbe?) MGS5 this week ( Comments)
As some are probably aware, Kojima Productions, makers of the visionary, at-times wonderfully bat-shit surreal Metal Gear Solid series, has had, since sometime around last week, placed a curious teaser page on their site.
May 18, 2009 at 7:48:43
The Re-Emergence of PC Single Player RPGs
January 20, 2010 at 9:45:11
MMO Currency Farmers: Give em a Break
January 20, 2010 at 11:40:31
Retro Gaming Multiplayer Heaven You Must Play !
January 13, 2010 at 12:26:28
The Death of Japanese RPGs
January 11, 2010 at 9:28:51
Top-10 Controller Throwing Moments. ARGGGGGGG!
January 7, 2010 at 1:10:51
The Ten Video Game Pets That Would Be Awesome to Own (and what I would use them for)
December 30, 2009 at 10:39:29
Nintendo's Third Party Disasters
December 28, 2009 at 4:38:59
“No Russian” Scene – Has Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gone too far?
December 24, 2009 at 4:56:42
Memories in video gaming: One Old-School Gamer’s Perspective
December 18, 2009 at 10:45:45
This Week in Gaming
November 24, 2009 at 11:10:56