Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Blurring Line Between Arcade-Style and Simulator

It wasn’t too long ago that racing games firmly divided themselves into two very separate camps. There were two very different breeds within the genre, and it was easy to tell them apart. On the one side of the fence … Continue reading

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A Shooter In Name Only

In November of 2008, something crazy happened. Electronic Arts, a publisher who had managed to build a reputation for being unadventurous throughout the beginning of the 21st century, published what might be the most adventurous game of the current console generation. This wasn’t an … Continue reading

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Maybe Video Games Don’t Need Television At All

In the aftermath of this weekend’s Spike TV Video Game Awards, many people have been quick to condemn them as nonsense, including the likes of Jeff Gerstmann and Wired.com’s Jason Schreier, and I can’t say I disagree with them. They were … Continue reading

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The Short Lifespan of Hand-me-down Gaming

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is, something awesome is happening right now. Video games have reached the age where the first commercially successful examples of the medium are becoming heirlooms. The generation of … Continue reading

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