Last week, the People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, ticked off a lot of people who like video games. But maybe the gamers shouldn't have been so upset about that whole "Mario Kills Tanooki" thing?
Is L.A. Noire—despite its running, gunning and vehicular cruising—essentially an elaboration on the point-and-click adventure game? Some critics and commenators have suggested that the title has more in common with Monkey Island than Grand Theft Auto IV, with the crucial difference being that L.A. Noire (unlike the…
The attempt to include overt references to Judeo-Christian figures in the classic role-playing game Xenogears caused a few translators to quit — they feared a violent backlash — and prompted a change in the name of the game's final boss, according to one of the people who brought the game to America.
One brave or foolish gamer claims he took out his shotgun, went somewhere remote, and tried a common video game first-person shooter maneuver. The results were painful.
If you liked the BioShock Infinite trailer, check out the season finale of Irrational Behavior, the in-house podcast of the studio behind the next game.
System Shock 3? BioShock 3? SWATshock? Ken Levine Dating Simulator? The next game from Irrational Games, makers of BioShock, will be revealed next week. Irrational's new podcast has some fun with the guesses.
The Metal Gear Solid demo for the Nintendo 3DS was one of the most impressive sights at E3 last month. Who knew what lengths its developers went to keep it secret, even from their co-workers?
Not all Xbox 360 Achievements or PlayStation 3 Trophies have unique names. Many, in fact, have the same name. Gaming site Giant Bomb figured out the most common ones.
Game publishers are under no obligation to provide access to games early so that reviews can be online by launch. For big titles, usually they find a way. Sometimes, one reviewer found with the new Tony Hawk, it's complicated.
Why do some games have multiplayer? Because the executives demand it, even if the developers don't want it. As explained in a recent account of goings on at Midway.
It may have been two years ago when a friend told me I needed to be listening to the main podcast on 1Up.com. Dirt was being spilled on it. In part because the wrong people weren't listening.
Have you ever really liked a game, tried to convince your friend how good it is and then discovered, as you talk about it, that the game might make less sense the more you talk about it?
Proving that you can never know everything about Lost, some of us may have just learned that Galaga is/was/could-be part of ABC's convoluted hit.
Grumpy complaints about bad game endings are not news. But a podcast complaint that games don't have what they called "falling action" and "denouements" in high school? That's worth being grumpy about.
John Davison, chief of WhatTheyPlay and studier of all things iPhone believes the PSPgo is going to make PSP gamers re-think what they're willing to spend on games.
In studying how Dead Space sold, a key stat loomed large for EA.
Giant Bomb's biggest Ghostbusters fans have played the new Ghostbusters game, only to be reminded that video game humor has its limits.
Batman notwithstanding, most super-heroes are too powerful to fit well in standard video games, so say some veteran gaming reporters, following a discussion hatched at nearby urinals.
A Call of Duty developer sees life in the undead genre.