... well this feels different

46. when game ratings make sense

back in 1994, there was a lot of concern in the united states about the amount of violence in video games.  granted, this was the age of the super nintendo and sega genesis, where everything still looked like pixelated cartoons…

45. world of warcraft and fantasy football

there have been two notable time sinks in the past few weeks for me outside of work and actual living – the first is world of warcraft, trying to level a paladin because the guild needs another tank (and cataclysm…

44. EA squeezes some fresh truth juice for their boy tiger

and i’m back.  hope everyone’s thanksgiving holiday went well.  mine was one of turkey bliss, including 2 varieties of mashed potatoes (regular and cheesy bacon) and made me feel happy in the belly.  anyway, down to business – we’ll ease…

43. head in the clouds – directions in gaming?

hello there kids, today’s word of the day is going to be cloud.  can you say cloud?  thought you could.  now this doesn’t concern what you see when you look at the sky.  nor will it get into a certain…

42. living (and loving) in a fantasy world

andurus and branwen in final fantasy xi so.  post number 42.  i actually hoped and hoped that when i went through my daily news sites this morning that i would find something that related to hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy,…

41. remake, re-release, reboot – a go-to when all else fails

cover art, goldeneye 007 for the wii and by current evidence, all else has failed.  we’re getting to the point where the game industry is, for lack of a better phrase, enhancing their use of these three techniques in game development…

40. motion gaming – here for good or for short term kicks?

microsoft kinect video game manufacturers are always looking for new ways to keep gamers interested in their products.  and by that, i mean they’re always trying different ways to stay profitable.  it is a business, after all, and i can’t…

39. weekend short: happy halloween! …unless you’re capcom

samanosuke and jaques from onimusha 3 capcom has been responsible from some of my favorite time sinks in my lifelong pattern of gaming nerdery, actually increasing their presence in my gaming interests as gaming evolved.   in the 80’s and…

37. xbox hacks and the feds

has anyone ever approached you in disgust after you had an xbox 360 modded?  did they look down on you from their moral high ground?  was your response “well make a federal case out of it why don’t ya?”  for…

36. blizzard says it’s not cool to cheat

and i’m sure a large majority of the population would agree with that.  it’s why tiger woods can’t shill gatorade anymore.  why bernie madoff went to jail.  why everyone is suspicious of the banker in monopoly.  and it is, of…

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