Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

Geekly Speaking About… “Girl with a Heart Of”

In the ongoing debate on whether or not video games can be art, one of the lynchpins is that art is supposed to have or reflect a statement about the world, pose questions about it, and elicit reactions to it. There are major releases like Heavy Rain which embody this type of marriage between video […]

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 09:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Geekly Speaking About… “The Commander Shepard Challenge”

If you’ve been listening to our “Geekly Speaking About…” podcasts, you’ve probably heard co-editor Jillian Pullara and me talking about Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect series of games from Bioware. While she’s mostly played the PC game version and I rocked the Xbox 360 version, we both have a similar sensibility towards the main […]

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 09:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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So, the Tokyo Game Show happened this week…

What I got from this event is that I have more of the same to look forward to. Absolutely nothing stands out to me as interesting or original. Just more of the same…

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 20:13 by Jonathan Cherlin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Strippable Cover Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One Written by Ernest Cline Published by Crown I was a child of the mid 80s, so I was a bit too young for some of the milestones. Still, I remember seeing the familiar barbarian facing a dragon box art of Dungeons and Dragons on the back of my comics, the ratty covers […]

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 22:31 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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First Look: Uncharted 3 demo review

Uncharted 3 demo presented at this years Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 15:27 by Jonathan Cherlin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Supreme Court FTW

There you have it folks. Video games are protected under the First Amendment the way books, plays, and movies are. Not to read too much into this, but essentially the Supreme Court has said that video games can be art, the same way books, plays, and movies can be. But maybe that is reading too […]

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 17:14 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Snark Busters: All Revved Up

SNARK BUSTERS: ALL REVVED UP (Alwar Games) Snark: testy or irritable; short. Combination of “snide” and “remark”. Sarcastic comment(s). A fictional animal in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark. Who I recommend this for: Casual gamers who like hidden object games. Who should not play this: Anyone who thinks casual games are a plight on the video game industry […]

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 10:30 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Let’s Demo! Hector: Badge of Carnage

Some of you may know my hard-on for Tell Tale Games: they are, in no small part, responsible for the resurgence of adventure games, and their recent announcement that they have the rights to make a new King’s Quest game was one of the few things that have made me squeal with delight. While some people are […]

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 10:00 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Take-Two stock rises with release of L.A. Noire

For gamers who also play the stock market, Tuesday was a good day. After all, not only did L.A. Noire hit the market, but stock prices rose for studio Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive. According to Conrad Zimmerman at Destructoid.com, the price of shares rose as high as 10% of their starting value on […]

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 08:29 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: PlayStation’s latest “game” gets rave reviews

The [Firmware] game features a robust moral choice system, where your actions really do affect the world. Do you accept the User Agreement, or don’t you? This was an agonizing decision, since you never know what could happen later. I remember that unbelievable moment in Firmware 2.0, where I accepted the User Agreement and the […]

Posted on May 15, 2011 at 11:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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