David Taylor serves a warning to younger generations of gaming enthusiasts. In high school and college I was the personification of video game addiction. I made it my personal quest to play every game of note for the past twenty years. I bought a Sega CD specifically to play Popful Mail. I picked up a [...] . . . → Read More: Lamentations of a 30-Year-Old Gamer
The waning years of the Super Nintendo was truly an exciting time to be a gamer. The period from 1994 to 1996 yielded a series of fresh, innovative installments to many firmly established franchises. I vividly recall paging through Nintendo Power in the mid-90s, eagerly looking at what splendors would feature on my Xmas list. [...] . . . → Read More: Does a Kid Icarus Revival Have Wings?
Boss fights rank among the most unforgettable moments in video games. Ask any gamer and they will vividly recall Liquid Snake’s seeming inability to die in Metal Gear Solid, or besting Ganon with the silver arrow in The Legend of Zelda. It’s easy to see why these climatic battles engender such nostalgia. Boss fights are [...] . . . → Read More: The Anatomy of a Great Boss Fight
By the time that this review goes live, most of you will have completed Modern Warfare 2. You’ve also probably increased your kill ratio exponentially online by beating me into a bloody pulp. It has become apparent that many publishers were justified in moving their games to 2010, as the record-breaking launch and millions of [...] . . . → Read More: Modern Warfare 2 Review
Last week, a now infamous video of controversial Modern Warfare 2 footage was leaked. It showed that it would be possible in a portion of the game to kill a number of unarmed civilians while you work undercover for an international terrorist. It has not been ascertained whether the video was ’officially’ leaked by Infinity [...] . . . → Read More: The Press’ Double Standard for Violence in Media
There are several examples of influential works in narrative fiction that swayed public opinion on political issues. Uncle Tom’s Cabin served as a rallying cry against the evils of American slavery. The Jungle shined light on the horrific conditions of early 20th century factories. Dr. Strangelove opened Americans’ eyes to the ridiculousness of Cold Way [...] . . . → Read More: The Danger of Politically Driven Video Games