The Weight of a Gun

I’ve been playing games with guns in them for most of my life, and I think it's safe to say that's true for most of us. The first one I ever played with a gun in it was Doom. Now, let’s be honest here, there is more than just a gun in that game; it's, being one of the earliest shooters, the whole game really. » 8/02/13 10:42am 8/02/13 10:42am

What Could Be Better Than a Laser? Try a Six-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun

The last time we checked in with Patrick Priebe he'd crafted a replica of the Dead Space plasma cutter using a pair of 1.5-watt blue lasers. This time he's back with a ridiculous spinning gatling gun packing a total of six 1.4-watt blue lasers, and a less intense green laser used for targeting. Watch in awe and horror … » 7/05/13 5:50am 7/05/13 5:50am

Is the Decision to Buy Call of Duty or Battlefield a Moral Choice?

Before you skip everything in this video and run straight to the comments, understand the question: Many (not "most"; not "all") shooter video games feature licensed, real-world firearms. Gunmakers are compensated for the appearance of their brands as much as the NFL Players Association is paid for its members appearing… » 4/13/13 5:00pm 4/13/13 5:00pm

Here's One Big-Budget Game That Won't Have A Gun-Toting Character On The …

If it's a big-budget game, you can (cynically) count on at least one thing: a stoic-looking guy incorrectly holding a gun on the cover. It's a trend in the same way blue-orange movie covers are a trend. Covers rarely break that mold, but according to Gamespot, Quantic Dream is doing it with Beyond: Two Souls. And this … » 3/21/13 10:00pm 3/21/13 10:00pm

Anti-Gun People Who Cluelessly Mocked Me Still Live in Fantasy Land,…

The popular, left-leaning Facebook group that mistook me for a gun nut last month has pulled the image of me that they put on their site. They actually pulled it on Monday, shortly after I ran an article illustrating the hilarious cluelessness of many of the Facebook page's users—many of whom thought I was holding a… » 2/08/13 9:40pm 2/08/13 9:40pm

Wild Conspiracy Theories Abound In Death Of FPS Russia Producer

Last week, a body was discovered in Carnesville, Georgia. It belonged to 32-year-old Keith Ratliff, who was a producer on the YouTube series FPS Russia. Ratliff had died of a single bullet wound, execution-style, to the back of the head. FPS Russia has not posted a new video since. » 1/18/13 12:00am 1/18/13 12:00am

That NRA Shooting Game Isn't For Four-Year-Olds Anymore, Thanks To Apple

In the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, the National Rifle Association backed a free shooting simulator called NRA: Practice Range. The iTunes app was rated ages 4 years old and up. Was, because political pressure caused Apple to reclassify the game as 12 years old and up. » 1/16/13 11:40am 1/16/13 11:40am

I’m Mentally Ill, I Love Violent Video Games, And They’ve Never Made…

When it was reported that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre were big fans of Doom, the original first person shooter in the eyes of many, I dismissed the idea that violent video games could have been responsible for inspiring the event. As a lifelong devotee of video… » 1/16/13 10:20am 1/16/13 10:20am

Microsoft Cracks Down On Unauthorized Halo-Branded Bullets

Any serious gamer who was watching the Discovery Channel's "Dual Survival" show earlier this week may have recognized the logo that appeared on a box of bullets that were briefly featured in the episode. » 1/04/13 5:00pm 1/04/13 5:00pm