I Helped Create The Xbox, But Now It's Painful To Watch

I was a founder of the original Xbox project at Microsoft and gave it its name. Almost 14 years after the painful, pointless, and idiotic internal cage-match to get it started and funded, the hard selling of a compelling and lucrative living-room product to Bill (and then Steve as he began to take over), a product that … » 2/13/13 9:00pm 2/13/13 9:00pm

Nintendo Seems Ready To Give Up On 3D. And That's A Good Thing.

In March 2011, Nintendo threw a launch party for its then-brand-new 3DS. As midnight approached, a couple hundred loyal fans and less loyal reporters gathered outside the Best Buy in Manhattan's Union Square to watch Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime extol the virtues of his company's new system. » 6/28/12 9:20am 6/28/12 9:20am

The Archbishop of Denver Tells You about Violent Video Games and the…

In this essay originally penned for First Things, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput discusses the recent Supreme Court decision that granted video games First Amendment protection. Opening with his memories of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, Chaput is clearly against the decision. » 7/05/11 3:00pm 7/05/11 3:00pm

The Ugly Fantasies Of Revenge

Beyond Holocaust museums, Holocaust documentaries, and Holocaust action movies we now have the Holocaust first-person shooter. This is our chance to virtually be an escaped Jewish prisoner of Auschwitz, heavily armed, with hundreds of Nazis in our sights. Catharsis? » 12/10/10 5:00pm 12/10/10 5:00pm

In Defense of — and a Salute to — The Pro

Two jackasses baiting an Xbox Live moderator and getting banned isn't worth much outrage. But when they doctor a video and expect everyone to believe it on the knee-jerk faith that mods are fascists, that just insults your intelligence. » 2/24/10 6:20pm 2/24/10 6:20pm

Best of Categories, Which Ones Should We Keep, Lose?

Every year I vote on a number of different game of the year, best of E3, best of whatever awards and every year I run into the same problem: The categories never really work for me. Often it ends up feeling like you're trying to squeeze a round peg into a square hole and hope for the best. Thing is, I don't really have … » 7/30/08 6:00pm 7/30/08 6:00pm