Martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul launched in North America and Europe today, bringing with it one of the most gut-wrenchingly awesome movement systems I’ve ever experienced in the genre. Hold on to your stomachs, kids.
By the time you read this, I will be road tripping up the West Coast, or perhaps crushed under an ancient, vengeful redwood. My impending trip got me wondering, though: what are your favorite games to play while traveling or on vacation? Tell me your video game travel stories!
Ever dream of visiting Japan? Wonder what it's like in spring? Or fall? Here, let these cats show you.
Got a long vacation coming up? Have a spare $9,000? UK travel agency Sta and Game have put together a 14-stop 'Round the World' tour that takes gamers to London, Tokyo, Phuket, Boston and beyond.
Overtaking obnoxious American tourists as the most annoying tourists in certain parts of the world, Chinese tourists now have a guideline to follow when they travel. Certainly, not all are bad, but sadly, the travel guidelines listed by the Chinese government for its people to travel by are nothing short of ridiculous.
Good news for the flying, gaming public: The Federal Aviation Administration's bullshit, insulting-to-the-intelligence rules for the use of "approved portable electronic devices" are due to be relaxed, allowing for gate-to-gate use of your iPad, 3DS, Android phone or whatever. This could come as early as September.
Where have you been in the last few years? I don't mean in the real world. I mean in that other world. The one where Skyrim's customs officer checks your bags for juniper berries, or where amidst the rubble of a post-apocalyptic society someone found a working sticker machine.
The future of airborne gaming may include a full-sized monitor, surround sound and plenty of legroom, if you've got the cash to drop on a plush, "Not For Wimps" airline seat.
Video games are meant to be an escape from the real world. Yet sometimes, escape be damned, they do such a good job of depicting real locations that the player can't help but want to pack their bags and go travelling.
Have you ever played an online game while flying?
Consumerist reader Adam thought it was safe to take his Xbox 360 on a plane with him. He'd received assurances from US Airways that it was. Uh, no. It wasn't.
The Associated Press is reporting that increased security measures on international flights inbound to the United States have been eased. The government has not publicly announced any changes, but the AP's report cites unnamed airline officials "familiar with the matter."
I found myself doing something strange as I prepared for a 14 hour flight back to the United States this week: Buying games.
It's not a petty concern. Since Friday's incident en route to Detroit, airlines are ramping up security procedures at the behest of the government, and "approved portable electronic devices" have long been a whipping boy for this sort of thing.
In light of the fact this is a holiday weekend, here's a lighter look at how video games are a context for our cultural experiences, and may one day be a substantial basis for them.
Probably not. This one is located in the Indian city of Darjeeling (yes, like the tea). And while it's not much of an arcade, that's still pretty high.
With an aging gaming population comes more gamers with money, which means ... money to spend on travel. Bonnie Ruberg takes a look at where gamers would go given $1,500 for expenses for a 'game-related' vacation. PAX? E For All? Tokyo Game Show? ... Disneyland? I can't remember the last proper vacation I had, but I…