I’ve been obsessed with the video game medium for over 30 years now, and I’ve seen mankind’s quest to find new ways of controlling play take some pretty unusual turns. Yet this is the first time I’ve someone
Unlike many of the big name individuals in the Japanese games industry, Satoru Iwata was unique. With an absence of ego, he was almost universally liked. While that maybe common for fans to revere a figure
It’s the weekend, which means School of Tech is back in session! This week I’m issuing a couple recommendations for a gaming-centric 1440p monitor, and tackling which Nvidia 900 series graphics card is
The disappointing release of The Order: 1886 has kicked off all sorts of debates and discussions about game length, review scores, ‘cinematic’ gameplay and quick-time events over the past few weeks. It’s
As someone who writes about video games I’m constantly confronted with this popular belief: That gamers are sexist and that video games perpetuate sexist and misogynistic tropes about women. I’ll agree
We just got hit with a snowstorm here in the Northeastern U.S. a few days ago. My neck of the woods was spared the worst of it, but we got enough snow for the schools and roads to be shut down, so my got
Thankfully, the discussion of media literacy is very prominent during Superbowl season. At this point, we are used to analyzing the commercials. It must be one of the greatest accomplishments in advertising—talking
Journey co-creator Robin Hunicke has joined the University of California at Santa Cruz campus as an associate professor of Art & Game Design. She will join the faculty in January and will help lead the
A couple weeks ago, I posted about a recurring fan theory that had the potential to turn the story of Destiny on its head, changing it from the worst aspect of the game into something rather excellent.
My colleague Michael Thomsen doesn’t like Dark Souls, and he dislikes Dark Souls II even more, calling it “the worst game ever made.” The reasons why are a little harder to parse out—in part because Thomsen’s
I was born with a controller in my hand. At least, that’s the story my mother loved to tell me growing up. She demanded my father go out and buy her an original Game Boy and a copy of Tetris while she
Today, it’s easier than ever to voice your own opinion about games, but when everyone does it at the same time, these responses can feel like a collective “YES!” or “NO!” Snap judgments are common, and
Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is now enforcing anti-cheating bans on the game's Windows PC version, according to a post on the game's official website. The developer has been "collecting data"
The best gaming experiences stimulate the mind and encourage creative thinking, argues Ian Livingstone. When you watch children playing games, do you think that apart from being entertained they are also
The creators of Rock Band are making another game, and it doesn’t require a plastic guitar attachment. The company just announced that it’s working on Chroma, a PC Arena Shooter, and no, you didn’t read