Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, a psychiatrist named Thomas Radecki served as president of the National Coalition on Television Violence. He preached about the evils of games like Dungeons & Dragons and television shows like “Ren and Stimpy.” He continued until 1992, offering expert testimony at court trials and blaming D&D when teenagers committed violent(…)
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More than just a re-release, Oddworld: New ’n Tasty is a complete reimagining of the original Abe’s Odyssey and the result is the absolute best version of the game to date. Long time fans of the series will appreciate the love given to the aging formula while those new to Oddworld get the game we imagined we would so long ago. Some of the controls have been changed, and not for the better but don’t let that stop you — those new to the series and those who have experienced the game before should check out this love letter to the Oddworld series.
New York, NY—Many people thought the glory days of Atari where long-gone, but the company is on the verge of staging a comeback to thrust themselves into the center of the technology spotlight. On June 18, the company launched a strategy to dominate the digital age with a collection of online video games, online casinos,(…)
Hello Agent. At today’s Microsoft press event at E3 2014, Microsoft announced the long awaited return of Crackdown, the much loved open world, super cops and robbers series created by the original game’s director. No release date was given and the entire trailer was CGI, so we didn’t really get a look at any gameplay(…)
Harmonix today revealed the latest entry in their Kinect-based dance games. Dance Central Spotlight will be making its way over to Xbox One this fall and will be the first game in the series to be completely downloadable. Players can purchase the game, which ships with 10 songs, and later on expand their music library with more than(…)
The World Cup clock is ticking, and fans all over the planet are gearing up for a month-long TV marathon by, well, sitting in front of the TV playing EA Sport’s latest instalment in the FIFA series. So how does it compare to previous FIFA games, and how realistic is it this time around? Game(…)
Nintendo has announced a “fresh take” on the GBA Pokémon games that released back in 2003. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are expected to launch on 3DS November of this year, and promise to let players explore a “dramatic new world”. Not much is known as of now, but there’s no doubt Nintendo will be releasing more(…)
Anyone that has played Mario Kart 64 remembers those classic melodies that bring back memories of racing with your pals and throwing shells at each other all while avoiding the chain chomps on Rainbow Road. It’s music to every gamer’s ears, and each Mario Kart game brings us even more songs to remember. Youtube user vini64 has(…)
Nintendo is known for their periodic Nintendo Directs in which members of its team unveil upcoming titles or reveal new aspects of a game. Today’s Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct pretty much answers any questions you may have about the upcoming Wii U racer, and it does so in a way that’s quite thorough. Ever(…)
Mention video games to a parent and you’re likely to hear something along the lines of it warping children’s brains, desensitising them, and making them fat; except the Wii of course, you can bowl on that! But whilst consoling may be making generations a little bit thicker set, research has shown it could also be(…)
The veteran strategy franchise is heading in a brand new direction.
While many of us stick to gaming as a purely recreational activity, some players out there make it their living. Pro gaming is a serious industry and one that gives fans and gamers alike the chance to step things up a gear. The rise of social aspects and online multi-player features in modern gaming has(…)
It wasn’t until I got off the boat at Davon’s Watch that I realized how far I had come. In an attempt to become fully immersed in the universe, I have always played as a Dark Elf in the Elder Scrolls games and, despite the centuries in between the respective storylines, I imagined them all(…)
Bullet hell is such a special place. Flying into this Indie golden age, Dutch developer Vlambeer’s newest title, LUFTRAUSERS, brings us back to the time when aerial dominance dominated the gaming landscape. Taking command of a small airplane over a vast ocean, LUFTRAUSERS tasks you with destroying as many enemies as you can before you(…)
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eSports have risen hugely over the last few years growing from its humble online beginnings in the early 1990’s to a professional industry that sees thousands of gamers, and millions watching, particularly in the USA. Professional gaming is still relatively new to the world compared to the more traditional sports, with them not being recognised(…)
Not so quiet mountain town. The love affair between South Park and video games has been a one-way street so far. While creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have given us episodes based on everything from Guitar Hero to Pokemon and Tiger Woods PGA Tour, the games industry has given them…Chef’s Luv Shack. All that(…)
Kleptomanic Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat – Thief is not a bad game. It’s entertaining and satisfying as hell to plan out and pull off the perfect heist. Yes, Thief does a lot right, and that’s why it’s so maddening that it takes so many shortcuts and delivers an(…)
Namco Bandai and From Software dropped a quick trailer on our laps today for Dark Souls II. It’s hard to believe Dark Souls is three years old already, but Dark Souls II comes out next month, and it looks like it’s going to be both pretty and pretty challenging. From the developer: Dark Souls II(…)