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Why I play violent video games
When I was 15, I made a new best friend.
| February 01, 2013
Sexiest video game studs of 2011
Here's our annual list of the hot men video games have offered up this past year.
If only they were real
| December 23, 2011
On Gears of War 3’s women warriors
The Gears of War franchise and I have a history, punctuated by a blog post I made a year and a half ago about the...
| October 17, 2011
Review: Resistance 3
Fall is shooter season, and Resistance 3 is the first of many, though it will likely not emerge as the frontrunner.
Murderer with a heart of gold
| September 16, 2011
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge: On glitches, difficulty settings, and co-op fights
No one is playing Hunted: The Demon's Forge. No one has heard of Hunted: The Demon's Forge. It's a forgettable, poorly made co-op game that...
| June 27, 2011
In defense of Gears, the ultimate "bro game"
Yesterday, the Border House wrote The Evolution of Anya Stroud, a piece about Anya's development in the Gears franchise. They've linked to my coverage of...
| July 02, 2010
Gears of War 3: Female Character Added, Game Ruined
Don't worry. That title is a joke. Anya Stroud (at least, that's who we think that blonde woman is) in COG armor does not ruin this game....
| April 14, 2010
Gears of War 3: Adding a Female Character?
Gears of War 3 hasn't been announced -- although the game's teaser debuts a week from today, and the game itself will be out in...
| March 31, 2010
PAX East, Day Two: Best Games of All Time + Nerdcore Musical Guests
As I write this, I am waiting for the Video Game Orchestra to begin their set at Saturday night's concert – yes, this blog is...
| March 27, 2010
Mass Effect 2, in Comic Book Form
Mass Effect: Redemption, a series of prequel comics to Mass Effect 2, hit shelves last year. Now, a new Mass Effect comic about the events of...
| March 19, 2010
Do not adjust your calendar. Christmas has not been moved to March this year.
Video games start the new year right
| January 01, 2010
Review: Wanted: Weapons of Fate
It's hard to say which has a worse reputation: movies based on video games or video games based on movies.
Over in a muzzle flash
| April 10, 2009
Black and white and red all over
The most common problem afflicting video games these days is a deficit of imagination. So many releases look alike, sound alike, and play alike.
The stylish ultraviolence of MadWorld
| March 31, 2009
Review: Resident Evil 5
Is it racist? The question has been plaguing Resident Evil 5 since its infamous trailer debuted at the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Bigoted, or just boring?
| March 24, 2009
Review: Killzone 2
For fans of the chronically underperforming PlayStation 3, each new exclusive title is a potential savior. The latest great white hope is Killzone 2 , the sequel to a not especially beloved PS2 game.
Can Killzone 2 save the PlayStation 3?
| March 17, 2009
The Gears of War keep turning
The Gears of War keep turning
| December 02, 2008
Sony's Resistance , a PS3 shooter, is getting lost in the shuffle.
Resistance 2 deserves a shot
| December 02, 2008
It’s tempting to write off Mercenaries 2: World in Flames , if only because of the noisy ads — they’re scored by an annoying white-boy rap song.
Mercenaries 2 does it the old-fashioned way
| September 16, 2008
Citizen Kane? Or ‘Citizen You’?
Anyone who wants to know what makes a video game a video game — what makes it different from movies, television, books — can find the answer in Grand Theft Auto IV .
Grand Theft Auto IV puts the player behind the wheel
| May 13, 2008
September 11 has featured prominently in books, movies, and TV shows, but video games have danced around the subject — until now.
Army of Two fights the good fight — mostly
| March 24, 2008
On paper, it was the greatest game ever. And then it crash-landed.
The little things sink Mass Effect
| December 03, 2007
WW2 is finally over
The Infinity Ward developers must be high-fiving.
Call of Duty goes modern
| November 19, 2007
So long, Master Chief
Halo is the great unifier of the video-game world, bringing together people of all stripes, from hardcore geeks to competitive jocks.
Halo 3 calls it a day
| October 01, 2007
Storming Sin City
Xbox 360 owners can be forgiven for overlooking Rainbow Six: Vegas last Christmas.
Rainbow Six: Vegas doubles down on the PS3
| June 27, 2007
Mustaine’s politics can tend toward the simplistic, but his playing doesn’t.
United Abominations | Roadrunner
| May 18, 2007
The longest-running debate among video-game fanboys is whether graphics “matter.”
Blood runs cold on a hollow Planet
| January 23, 2007
Off and running
Remember: Delays are as common in video-game releases as cheat codes.
The next-gen consoles have arrived — now what?
| December 28, 2006
Wolves and warfare
A year in games
| December 19, 2006
Little to F.E.A.R.
When it was released for the PC in 2005, F.E.A.R. met with critical acclaim but not matching commercial success.
The scariest part is the control scheme
| December 07, 2006
On the surface, Gears of War is as macho and chest-beating an action game as they come.
Death comes from below in Gears of War
| November 28, 2006
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