Imagine two game producers rushing down the hall. One wants to pitch a WW2 game, the other a sci-fi shooter. They round a corner, crash into each... More >>
I did not have to fend off a horde of bloodthirsty geeks for my PlayStation 3. And nobody shot me either, as one hapless Connecticut gamer... More >>
Final Fantasy is to role-playing games as the Yankees are to baseball.
The series -- now almost 20 years old -- practically redefined... More >>
Let's not beat around the bush: Saints Row is creatively bankrupt.
The latest in a long list of Grand Theft Auto... More >>
The mall in Dead Rising is pretty much like any other you've visited. There's a bunch of women's clothing stores, a movie theater,... More >>
Like a real war, Chromehounds involves long stretches of tedium, occasionally broken up by a few moments of sheer terror.
After... More >>
Flight sims -- games that emulate the experience of being in a cockpit -- are plenty popular on PCs, but have never taken off on home consoles.... More >>
From Pokémon to Dragon Ball Z, Japanese pop culture has captured the imagination of American kids.
The latest import... More >>
When Rockstar Games, the company behind the infamous Grand Theft Auto series, announced it would be making a title for Xbox 360, gamers... More >>
Gamers are so used to Mario that the fundamental weirdness of his exploits no longer raises an eyebrow: A dumpy Italian plumber journeys through a... More >>
Yet another Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has come and gone, and this one was the biggest yet.
Exhibitors know all too well that a strong... More >>
Mom always says that videogames rot your brain. Hell, some say that Grand Theft Auto trains kids to kill.
So Nintendo's claim that its... More >>
The biggest innovation videogaming saw in the past decade or so was the invention of the "sandbox": Programmers create settings and consequences,... More >>
Gamers have a derogatory name for people who prize a game's visuals above all: "graphic whores."
But sometimes great graphics can enhance game... More >>
Sony's approach with its handheld, the PlayStation Portable, is to carbon-copy its most popular titles for on-the-go gaming. "Enjoy Grand Theft... More >>
Every fighting game needs a hook to stand out: Mortal Kombat has gore, Soul Calibur has weapons, Def Jam has hip-hop... More >>
There's an oft-repeated urban legend about Dragon Quest's popularity in Japan: So many gamers ditched school and work to play that... More >>
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