The Wii is so not dead. Not when it's got Rhythm Heaven on the way in February. This, folks, is a screenshot. An awesome screenshot. -Stephen Totilo

The B3st and Worst Gam3s With a 3 In the Title

Anyone who knows me knows that my second-favorite hobby (after making sure my fingernails have no white parts) is numerology. You can't use a number over and over again on my watch if you expect me to not take notice. More »

A Video Game Made Me Come Clean About Infidelity

I cheated.
After spending the last three years of my life slowly being consumed by my grave misstep, I've finally come out to say it. I cheated on my ex-partner.
I've never been one for using video games as escapism–I like games that force me to face hard and ugly truths, uncomfortable subjects... More »

Samsung Flies a Nomadic Namibian to Korean Video Games Olympics in Exploitative Stunt

Cwi Nqani's brush with video game greatness could've been mapped on the plot points of The Air Up There, Cool Runnings or The Gods Must Be Crazy or really any shallow movie where people from different cultures collide in an explosion of hilarity. More »

YouTube Pulls Official The Last of Us Trailer Due to 'Copyright Claim'

Earlier today I received an e-mail from the people at YouTube, who informed me that a seven-second video that I ran of Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto bobbing his head during a musical performance of the Spike VGAs was in violation of a Viacom copyright.
YouTube, I learned will not jump to... More »

Naughty Dog Calls Out Video Games for Weak Stories, Promises to Blow Brains with The Last of Us

Sure, Naughty Dog's Uncharted series is a benchmark for narrative, cinematic gaming. But from the way Naughty Dog is talking up their new franchise to Eurogamer, the upcoming PlayStation-exclusive The Last of Us is going to have a lot to live up to-especially in a setting as well-trodden as... More »

Bringing Sesame Street to the Xbox Wasn't As Easy as 1-2-3

When Microsoft announced earlier this year that Double Fine would be making a Kinect-based Sesame Street game, many wondered if the developer studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend were leaving their own original ideas behind for a lucrative license. More »

Sure This Gaming Laptop is Powerful, But How Does It Taste?

Upon finishing up the initial download and install of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Steam and launching the game, the game determined that the optimal graphics settings for the MSI GT683DXR-423US gaming laptop I was playing on were "Ultra High", and that was good enough for me. More »

How To Talk to Your Children About Classic Video Games

It's a delicate subject but one that will inevitably come up for any parent, and you've got to be prepared. In this age of bright and shiny high definition games, how can we force our children to play through the games we grew up on first? More »

If Real Life Moonshine Running Had Tech This Impressive We'd All Be Drunk Right Now

Shine Runner is a game for any child that's ever dreamed of guiding a high-speed fanboat through a backwoods bayou, police sirens wailing as you race to unload your precious cargo of bootleg booze to the highest bidder. Shine Runner would be completely ridiculous if it weren't so amazing. More »

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