Bursting in Air | On Independence Day weekend, what's more American than soccer and fireworks? Fans of FC Dallas celebrate the nation as well as a 2-1 victory over Columbus. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty)
While I don't read any statements or endorsements of historical viewpoints behind this, Microsoft had to figure someone would notice that it's now selling a Confederate Army uniform for your Xbox Live avatar's virtual dress-up and call it out as a borderline offensive gesture. One of our readers saw it, and did. More »
We are 8 months from Mass Effect 3's release and still unaddressed is one critical detail everyone expects the trilogy will at last reveal: the unmasking of Tali. More »
It might in the future, according to one reading of Senate Bill 978, assuming it gets passed. This is a proposed law put before the Senate about a couple months ago, but the games community just sat up and noticed once it read the language and understood the totality of its prohibitions. More »
One year and two E3s in, I'm still not sure that motion control, no matter how much Microsoft and Sony want it pushed, has a strong future in simulation sports gaming. We saw how far the technology is from mainstream enjoyability in the NBA 2K12 demo. I know I've harped on this, but when your celebrity endorser runs directly out of bounds with the control set, his claim of it being "so real, it's scary," falls a little flat. More »
I've had a long love affair with fireworks. When I was a kid the big summer trip was to the N.C. Press Association's summer convention, and in 1985 it was at Kiawah Island, S.C. I recall that I emptied my bank account and spent most of my $115.64 on bottle rockets, jumping jacks, roman candles and black cats. The rest was spent in the arcade on Spy Hunter and Karate Champ. –Owen Good
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