Xbox One's Reputation System Sounds Crazy But It Just Might Work

Placing the responsibility for policing a community into the hands of the members of said community is a lovely idea that rarely works as expected. The new Xbox Live reputation system launching with the Xbox One gives players the power to promote the polite over the pestiferous, with (hopefully) enough safeguards in… » 6/14/13 6:00pm 6/14/13 6:00pm

How Video Game Fans Mourn the Death of One of their Own, Slain in…

Grief, in an online community, can be a shockingly intimate thing. People who have known each other as a collection of digital avatars and assumed names gather together to mourn the genuinely painful loss of one of their own. The best and most generous parts of a community's nature often show when tragedy strikes it. » 9/12/12 5:30pm 9/12/12 5:30pm

Ousted Community Showrunner Heads Off to Play More 'F***ing Great'

Yesterday night, the world of TV comedy got a bit of a drama injection when news broke that Community showrunner Dan Harmon had been fired by Sony pictures Television.
Harmon had had a prickly relationship with his network overlords since the first season of the show, and will be replaced with David Guarascio and Moses … » 5/19/12 1:00pm 5/19/12 1:00pm

Here's a Clip From Community, Entirely in 16-Bit Video Game Form

Do you love NBC's comedy show, Community » 5/18/12 12:00pm 5/18/12 12:00pm? I love . Though the show often pokes fun at film and television tropes—typically through the dorky, yet lovable character Abed—the characters sometimes , too. was more than just a few funny video game quips and references. It was 20 minutes of retro game nostalgia, where…

See That Retro Community Video Game in Action

The other day, we saw some images of a made-up video game based on the characters from NBC's Community—now, we get to see the "game" in action, complete with vocal performances from the cast. (Though I wonder if at this point they just have a canned recording of Abed saying, "Cool. Cool cool cool.") » 5/17/12 2:00pm 5/17/12 2:00pm