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Gaming Today Dear Indie Developers: Help Us to Help You

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)At a recent GDC talk,  Terry Cavanagh lambasted the gaming press for its failure to cover interesting indie games, especially games not made primarily by straight...

 

Gaming Today Studios that Could Make Better Aliens Games than Colonial Marines

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)Word on the street is that Aliens: Colonial Marines is terrible. Really, really terrible. Almost as bad as a thousand online game reviewers thinking the headline,...

 

Gaming Today Dumb Things Fanboys Say: ‘Companies Exist to Make Money’

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)Regular readers of my column or viewers of Jimquisition will know by now what I think of publishers in the mainstream retail game industry. In case you ever felt...

 

Gaming Today Telltale’s The Walking Dead is Absolutely a Videogame

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)Telltale’s The Walking Dead was a shoe-in for many end-of-year awards in 2012, but I don’t think anybody could have predicted it sweeping quite so many trophies a...

 

Gaming Today Uncle Jim’s Most Awaited Games of 2013

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)The year 2012 is in its final days, and we dispense with pointless reminiscing in order to look forward, with rudderless speculation and naive hope. On this quiet...

 

Gaming Today Games from 2012 You Probably Didn’t Play, but Probably Should!

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)We’re hurtling towards the end of the year, and that means plenty of list columns, as we celebrate the best and brightest videogames of 2012. Awards are being giv...

 

Gaming Today Far Cry 3: The Case for Nurturing Voice Talent

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)If Far Cry 3 has taught me anything, it’s that we need far better voice actors in the videogame industry.I say this not because Far Cry 3′s voice acting is bad —...

 

Gaming Today Fanboys: Enablers of Game Industry Abuse

(This is another edition of /RANT, a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not reflect those of GameFront.)If you defend a shoddy business practice or a bad game, for no other reason than you count yourself a fan of one gigantic corporation’s cold box of wires and plas...

 

Gaming Today Not Liking Halo on Halo 4′s Special Day

I had a dream about Halo 4 last night. I cannot tell you the details of the dream, for I cannot really recall any. All I know is that Master Chief featured heavily, and I woke up with nothing but Halo on my mind. I’m not a fan of Halo, and I have not been excited about Halo 4′s launch. In fact, a copy has been with me for a while and I didn’t even put the di...