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Gaming Today Bulletstorm, Rape and the Power of Childishness

Unless you’ve been isolated in deep space for crimes against the Earth (more common than you think), you’ll have doubtless heard about a recent FOX News report on Bulletstorm, painted by the right-wing news outlet as “the worst videogame in the world.” In the report, several factually inaccurate and...

 

Gaming Today Videogame Magazines: Not Dead Yet

When Electronic Gaming Monthly ceased publication in January 2009, it appeared to justify a long-standing belief held by online writers and readers alike — that print was dead. The glory days of the gaming magazine were coming to a close, and while some lamented the sad ending of an era, others cele...

 

Gaming Today Will Hardcore Gamers Be the Death of the Industry?

A running theme of this generation has been the arrival of the so-called “casual” gamer. The rise of the Wii and the desperate scrabble for the new audience that it opened up has most certainly seen an increased focus on what we call “casual games” — often misrepresented as purely shallow mini-game...

 

Gaming Today There Is No ‘I’ In Review … Oh Wait, Yes There Is

(This is the another edition of “,” a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more).The fine folks who inhabit Reddit aren’t known for being the most positive of chaps, but they’ve outdone themselves with their continued destruction of IGN’s Greg Miller. If you’re not up...

 

Gaming Today Homage or Plagiarism?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about rip-offs. No, not the potential price of the PSP2, but rip-offs of a more intellectual nature. From iPhone games that copy or outright steal, to retail software that takes “inspiration” from its interactive peers, the game industry does quite a bit to justif...

 

Gaming Today Game Informer versus Rock, Paper, Shotgun (guest starring Lara Croft)

For those not up on their game press drama, Game Informer recently made itself look like a bit of a villain by threatening Rock, Paper, Shotgun with legal action. The reason? RPS had cropped several watermarked images belonging to the publication as part of an exclusive Tomb Raider reboot reveal. On...

 

Gaming Today The Games of 2011 That You May Not Play (But Should Keep on Your Radar)

Last week, I attempted to shed a little light on some of 2010′s lesser known games that deserve a bit of year-end attention. This week, I’ve amassed a collection of upcoming games that you won’t find on many “most anticipated” lists, in an effort to keep some of them on your radar. We all know to ke...

 

Gaming Today The Games of 2010 That You Might Not Have Played (But Should at Least Try)

(This is another edition of “,” a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more).Usually I reserve this space for some of my more insightful (by my standards) writing with a focus on long-form opinion. However, it’s almost Christmas, and many of you are too busy stocking u...

 

Gaming Today Your Activision Boycott Will Never Work

(This is another edition of “,” a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more).Gamers are very selective about the causes they wish to champion. To be more specific (not to mention insultingly blunt), they’ll be activists about anything, provided they don’t actually have...

 

Gaming Today iTunes, Game Prices, and Publisher Arrogance

(This is another edition of “,” a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more).It’s common enough knowledge that indie games struggle to get press, attention and sales when compared to the big retail games. For every Castle Crashers and Limbo, there are dozens of other c...

 

Gaming Today Why Mark Wahlberg Will Make a Bad Nathan Drake

(This is another edition of “,” a weekly opinion piece column on GameFront. Check back every week for more).Last week, Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he was taking on the role of Nathan Drake in a movie based on PS3 blockbuster Uncharted. As always, this inspired a litany of comments from fans and blo...

 

Gaming Today Everything You Think About Graphics Is Stupid

(This is another edition of “,” a weekly opinion piece column on FileFront. Check back every week for more).Graphics are important. They’ve always been important, and they’ve always been on the frontlines of the console war battlefield, as platform holders endlessly vie to gain the visual upper hand...

 

Gaming Today Easy games are the most challenging of all

(This is another edition of “,” a weekly opinion piece column on FileFront. Check back every week for more).Like most of you, I’ve been playing videogames for a very long time. The Commodore 64 was my very first computer (I’m not that old, I was just that poor!) and games like Dizzy Prince of the Yo...