Why The Last of Us isn’t a zombie game

If National Geographic doesn't believe in zombies, then why should you?

Kickstarter: What makes you so special?

BJ Keeton identifies what separates good Kickstarters from better in his attempt to break barriers with his own novel.

Mens Rea: Video Games and Our Evil Intentions

Is the ability to commit crime without repercussion the reason we play a game?

Controversy and You

I played Saints Row II today. Sure, that is in no way out of the ordinary since I’m gangster as fuck, but today I did something special: I crashed a plane into the skyscraper known as “The Ultor Building”. Not ...

Nostalgia: Does It Belong In the Past?

We explore game nostalgia for classics like Legend of Zelda NES, Sonic the Hedgehog and Street Fighter II.

The Grown-Up Video Game

The idea of “The Grown-Up Video Game” can mean many different things to many different people.

Genre Wars: Downside of the RPG Takeover

Genres have been spilling over into foreign territory for about as long as those distinctions have been identifiable. Many genres were conceived almost entirely by patching together different ideas and mechanics ...

Avatar cashes in Halo’s debt to Aliens

There are many similarities between James Cameron film Avatar and Halo, as there were of Halo and Aliens. The relationship of Halo and James Cameron comes full circle.

Previously On Gaming – The Reason Your Backlog Is Enormous

Gaming has some big entertainment shoes to fill, and they aren't cutting it. There is one big issue the developers are forgetting that is hurting sales.

I fully understand that my grievances are meaningless to Blizzard. This does not mean however that there is no merit in making such a statement.

The Split Personality of Story in MW2

Whilst MW2 remains a fully competent sequel, the story might be something of a regression from it's lauded predecessor.

Console Gaming Hits [on] the PC!

The continued success of Microsoft's console business is a sour point for some PC gamers. Many see the growth of the console market as a drain on PC space.