Josh Quigley

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Tom Clancy's Bonestorm 2014, and why video game titles need to grow up

It’s been almost twenty years since Bart greedily eyed the fictional game <i>Bonestorm</i> through a glass display case on <i>The Simpsons</i>.<p><i>Bonestorm</i> was a hilarious prop precisely because it captured the puerile adolescence of '90s games, games with ridiculously masculinized titles like <i>Duke Nukem</i> or <i>Doom</i> or</i> …

How Video Games Nurtured A Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Nintendo’s <i>Kid Icarus</i> series is a cult classic video game. A quick google search turns up tons of fan sites dedicated to the game. Many critics have placed it on their list of all time top games. If you talk to folks who persevered through level after level of <i>Kid Icarus’</i> Grecian-themed game play in …

It’s Muppets vs. Capcom in Sesame Street Fighter

Today’s example that cooperation makes it happen: Coming together from across the Internet, designer Juan David Gómez, composer Jairo Pineda, and …

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.<p><b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the</b> …

What are you doing here?: 8 non sequitur secret characters in games

<b>1. Bill Clinton, NBA Jam (1993)</b><p>While most of the secret characters in the original <i>NBA Jam</i> come out of left field—the only playable athlete among them …

Hot Wheels

Valve Steam Box Performance: Customize Your Own Experience with this PC Gaming System

Does the complexity of building a gaming PC flummox you? Usually buying a console like the Xbox 360 or PS4 would be the answer to your solution. …

Watch Ryu destroy a car in Turkish insurance commercial

It's a good idea to have your car insured, because you never know what might happen to it — what if it appeared in the background of a Street Fighter stage and got destroyed?<p>That's what happens in this commercial for Anadolu Sigorta, an insurance company in Turkey. Turn on the English closed …

Batman: Arkham Origins gives you 'black belts at being Batman'

In a lot of games, boss battles take place after the player has gained a new ability or received a new tool of some kind, and that kind of boss fight immediately tests how well the player can use that recently acquired ability or tool with a sequence that may be a significant departure from the …

Tchaikovsky was not gay, says Russian culture minister

Vladimir Medinsky says there is no evidence to suggest Swan Lake composer was gay as film biopic ignores his sexuality<p>Russia's culture minister has denied that composer Peter Tchaikovsky was gay, discarding what has long been regarded as historical fact. Vladimir Medinsky claimed that there was no …

25 Music Icons’ Brilliant Advice on Making Music

Playing music is one of those things that comes naturally to some people, while to others it seems about as straightforward as performing intricate …