Seven Different Types Of Horrible Video Game Dialogue

Dialogue is a tricky thing to pull off in a video game. It’s already more difficult to suspend disbelief over a video game character, and once you put words into that character’s mouth, it becomes that much more challenging. Few writers have the know-how to script lines and make them feel authentic. But then again,… » 8/15/15 2:52pm 8/15/15 2:52pm

The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not… » 11/21/14 11:54am 11/21/14 11:54am

Believe It Or Not, This Video Game Poetry Is Beautiful

What do you think about when you think about poetry? Does a 1950s beatnik stereotype come into your head? Do you think of a smoky café where open-mike slams happen every Saturday night? Are memories of Pole Position summoned when you think of free verse? Depending on your tastes, it sometimes might feel like poetry… » 4/12/13 4:30pm 4/12/13 4:30pm

A Retro Video Game Exhibit To Make Your Inner Collector Green With Envy

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the Videogame History Museum has a cool exhibit set up showcasing old and rare video games and video-game collectibles. The VGHM tends to turn up at events like GDC and E3, and it's always fun to go through their exhibit and check out the most interesting, obscure… » 3/25/13 8:30pm 3/25/13 8:30pm

Two Major Features Every Retro Game Service Needs

If you like old games, life is good in 2013. We have digital access to a wide library of retro titles ranging from NES classics to random Japanese imports like Makeruna Makendo 2. Services like the Virtual Console and PlayStation Network allow us to re-play old games without rummaging through our closets for the… » 2/12/13 1:30pm 2/12/13 1:30pm

YouTube Shuts Down Popular Angry Video Game Nerd Channel [Update: It's Back!]

As of this morning, it appears that all of the videos on the well-liked Angry Video Game Nerd webseries have been removed from YouTube. Text on the landing page cites severe violations of YouTube terms of service, which seems to indicate that this wasn't a voluntary move on Rolfe's part. » 1/08/13 9:30am 1/08/13 9:30am