When the Game has No Name, All Are to Blame

Evidently, removing scary scary violent video games from arcades is a trend now. So reports the Associated Press which, quite typically, can't be bothered to name any of the video games involved. » 1/26/13 11:00am 1/26/13 11:00am

Sexism, Character Design, and the Role of Women in Created Worlds

There are many things I expect to see in a panel called "East Meets West, Art Direction for a Worldwide Audience." I expected to hear Isamu Kamikokuryo, the art director for Final Fantasy XIII-2 discuss how Japanese artists focus on creating new worlds, Norse mythology and its influence on the game, and drawing… » 10/20/11 4:00pm 10/20/11 4:00pm

For Some, "Gamer" Still Means "Social Outcast"

Anders Behring Breivik was a likable loner, a seemingly harmless Norwegian who masked his sudden disappearance from society to prepare for the biggest single-handed massacre in recent history with a modern affliction: Video game addiction. » 7/25/11 12:00pm 7/25/11 12:00pm

Somewhere Between Predator Drones and Battlefield Have We Lost Sight of…

Predator drones and other high-tech weaponry are turning war into video games and making the use of military force a more, perhaps too, palatable option, an Aljazeera op-ed piece argues. » 6/29/11 2:40pm 6/29/11 2:40pm

Kotick, Riccitiello, Levine and More Praise Supreme Court Victory

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court put to rest, perhaps finally, the debate over not only whether video games are protected speech, but whether they are art. » 6/27/11 6:00pm 6/27/11 6:00pm

The Problem With Releasing Duke Nukem Forever After All These Years...

I've finished Duke Nukem Forever. There are a lot of things wrong with it, which I'll get to next week in my review. One thing I want to talk about today, though, has as much to do with the game as it has the game's publishers. » 6/17/11 7:00am 6/17/11 7:00am

The Wii U Might Be Too Little, Too Late

In 2005, Nintendo showed off the controller for its then-upcoming home console at the Tokyo Game Show. The console was still codenamed the Revolution, and the motion controller was nothing short of just that. The debut blew people's minds. You could feel it in the room. » 6/09/11 5:30am 6/09/11 5:30am

Guest Editorial: A First Amendment Call to Arms

Video gamers across the country are anxiously awaiting November 2 when the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case close to our hearts. » 10/19/10 12:00pm 10/19/10 12:00pm

Video Games Aren't Killing Laser Tag, They Can Coexist

As a 25-year player of Laser Tag and a manager of the busiest Laser Tag arena on the planet, I took some exception to the idea that Laser Tag is obsolete as entertainment because it's not convenient. » 5/15/10 2:00pm 5/15/10 2:00pm

Video Games and the Philosophy of Art

Roger Ebert's recent comments about video games and their potential as art, and especially the immense stir the comments caused on discussion forums all over the internet, shows the intrinsic interest in the question of whether video games are art. » 4/29/10 2:00pm 4/29/10 2:00pm

There is an important reservation here,…

"Mass Affect" - BioWare's Upcoming Hipster RPG

Composer, bandleader, jazz instructor, gamer and writer Kirk Hamilton takes a little time out of his busy day to walk us through an "undiscovered" BioWare pitch for a never-announced role-playing game. » 2/03/10 10:00am 2/03/10 10:00am

Cred vs. Influence (or Killing our Soul)

Artist, writer, game designer; the biggest feather in Brenda Brathwaite's cap, in my book, is that she had a hand in creating some of the Wizardry games. » 1/13/10 10:00am 1/13/10 10:00am

Columbine Author on Winnenden Shooting

Almost ten years ago, I was on the grass at Clement Park adjacent Columbine High School covering what would become the world's most iconic school shooting. » 3/20/09 11:00am 3/20/09 11:00am