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Have We Forgotten The New Games Journalism?

Ten years ago, Kieron Gillen wrote a blog post called "The New Games Journalism." In it, he lays out a plan for enhancing gaming press via use of the editorial, a tradition that actually has a strong pedigree in actual journalism. Gillen traces it back to Tom Wolfe's New Journalism in the 1970s, and he attempts to apply the basic principles of this … [Read More...]

Tropico 4

I Just Can’t Get Into Tropico 4

I'm trying to get into Tropico 4, but I just can't. I want to make it abundantly clear that I'm not calling Tropico 4 a bad game. Quite the contrary, it seems to be a very good. It explains its rules well, it gives me a large playground in which to play, and it allows me to live out my dictator fantasies. Sadly, it's just not grabbing me. … [Read More...]

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Leah from Diablo III Would Have Had Tons of Friends on Myspace in 2005

Last night, our Editor in Chief and I started playing Diablo III, and it's been pretty great so far. He's got a flail-wielding Crusader, I've got a magic-slinging Wizard, and together, we've been kicking undead ass. We've also been paying a lot of attention to the NPCs. Brother Malachi is totally faking his accent. Captain Rumford was probably a … [Read More...]


Captain America’s Shield: Alcoholic Luigi’s Skyrim Mod Spotlight

Welcome back, lords and ladies, to the segment where I tell you about a Skyrim mod I've been having stupid amounts of fun with. Today we showcase a simple, yet effective, mod that has become one of my primary weapons. Captain America's shield. … [Read More...]

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Is a “Cruel Realities of Capitalism” Simulator

The premise of Five Nights at Freddy's kind of feels like a gigantic plot hole. You're cast in the role of a night watchman at a family pizzeria. It should be a simple job -- sit back, check the cameras, and wait for your shift to end -- but there are more than a few problems.  … [Read More...]

Back to the Future

Microsoft’s DeLorean Cloud Gaming Sounds More Like a Rube Goldberg Machine Than Time Travel

Microsoft is trying to mitigate the input lag experienced during cloud gaming with new software technology they're calling DeLorean. In case you weren't alive in the 1980s, this is a reference to Back to the Future, in which a DeLorean is converted into a time machine. See, Microsoft is boasting about the time-travel-esque elements of the tech. … [Read More...]


In Marvel Heroes, Rogue Is Available for Pre-Sale

As you well know if you've been paying attention, I have been playing an ungodly amount of Marvel Heroes lately. I have fun with nearly every character they have available, even though I have more fun with some than others. Still, that doesn't keep me from wishing they would add some of my favorite heroes of all time to the roster. My dream is … [Read More...]