The Most Amazing Video Game Continue Screens

The continue countdown screen was introduced to arcades in the 80s. It was a simple and effective way of getting players to fork over more money. When you fail, the screen comes up for a limited time with a countdown to insert additional coins or press a button. » 4/12/13 6:30pm 4/12/13 6:30pm

Thomas Jane's Punisher Returns with One Mighty Bottle of Jack

You have to admire a man who enjoys a role he played so much he stars in what is essentially a big-budget fan film based on the character. Thomas Jane wouldn't mind being Marvel Comics' Punisher again, and he's got Ron Pearlman and an unbreakable bottle of Jack backing him up. » 7/16/12 9:40am 7/16/12 9:40am

"You Gonna Read This, Fisher?" The Art of Enemy Taunts


I can't think of another game so destroyed by its dialogue as Splinter Cell: Conviction; not by bad lines alone (which are nothing novel in gaming) but by the way Ubisoft's designers and programmers used them. » 6/07/10 12:00pm 6/07/10 12:00pm

Torture In Video Games

At PAX, I had the good fortune to catch Bethesda's Brink demo. While there was a lot of cool stuff in the game worth blogging about, what stuck with me was the use of torture in the game. » 9/10/09 8:40pm 9/10/09 8:40pm

First Details, Screens Of The Punisher: No Mercy Emerge

Yesterday's official announcement of The Punisher: No Mercy » 9/24/08 6:40pm 9/24/08 6:40pm for PlayStation 3 was sadly devoid of real details and, maybe more importantly, screen shots to be harshly judged. Fortunately, GameSpot has pulled back the curtain on the Unreal Engine-powered first-person shooter, giving us a look at exclusive screens and…

New Punisher Video Game Teased? Yes!

Does Marvel have another video game based on The Punisher in the works? With the third Punisher movie (fronted by its third actor playing Frank Castle) due to hit theaters later this year, it wouldn't surprise us if Marvel had a third game based on the anti-hero vigilante. With a fun, side-scrolling beat 'em up arcade… » 9/15/08 7:40pm 9/15/08 7:40pm