While it’s not as how-many-games-can-we-physically-stuff-into-a-single-month packed as last year, November 2009 is still a silly kind of busy. There’s five of the year’s biggest releases for us to try and consume in Dragon Age, Assassin’s Creed II, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2, and – of course – Modern Warfare 2. Happily [...] . . . → Read More: The Playlist: November 2009
EA has been dominating the realm of interactive sports for years because of their commitment to delivering all of the excitement, thrills and suspense of the actual leagues themselves. In NBA Live 10, the publisher made it their goal to capture the spectacle and emotion of professional basketball, ensuring that both veterans and newcomers will [...] . . . → Read More: NBA Live ’10 Review
During the last couple of weeks, homosexuality has found itself dragged into the media spotlight of the UK. It has been at the heart of recent controversy and debate, surprisingly so in a country that has arguably welcomed it as a part of society and national culture more than most. It began when Daily Mail [...] . . . → Read More: Editorial: Great Timing for Gay Tony, But Does the Mainstream Care?
It felt like so many game companies at this year’s E3 were aiming for the ever-coveted tween and casual audiences. So let’s be thankful for Dragon Age: Origins. For those of us fortunate enough to experience the Baldur’s Gate games and other similar titles like Icewind Dale, Dragon Age: Origins is like a breath of [...] . . . → Read More: Dragon Age: Origins Hands-On Preview
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
The older I get, the more malleable my definition of ‘gaming’ becomes. When I was young, I had a whole heap of time and not all that many games, so each was studied and dissected until I was a master of its charms. As I got older, with less time and more money, mastering a [...] . . . → Read More: Editorial: Watching Someone Else Play