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

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