Once again we have arrived at a most magical time, when video game reviewers comb through hundreds of releases to pick the very best. You've been waiting all year for this moment, so let's get right to your nominees for the Video Game Article Year-End Award Logo Award!
Home delivers so much more than marketing in the guise of social interaction - it also provides yet another layer of abstraction between you and the games you bought a video game system to play.
Offenses - both real and imaginary - must be perceived with crystal clarity and stored in memory for future reference and embellishment, but not responded to in any meaningful way when they actually happen. Dragon shirts must be tucked into grey stonewash jeans.
Handy Tip: Shoot a zombie in the head for a quick takedown. Shoot a cigar out of a zombie's mouth for a round of applause.
Removed a bug that was forcing the game into a first-person perspective. Everything should now be working just fine in the 2D sidescroller format that we intended.
In the NES days, the Nintendo Seal Of Quality was a badge of honor for games that had met a high standard of entertainment and production values. Today, it means you remembered to make players wave the Wiimote at some point in your Jonas Brothers game.
Welcome to the most hectic time of the year, when many of the most anticipated games begin their Russia vs. Georgia vs. Alaska-like war for holiday season shelf space. There are so many big names that it can be easy to lose one or two in the shuffle, so keep this guide handy.
In The Force Unleashed you take on the role of Galen Marek, Darth Vader's secret apprentice and force-sensitive Harlem Globetrotter with a repertoire of powers so extensive that the developers ran out of feasible button combinations to execute them.
How do "gentleman's" magazines that are tailored to cool guy dude brahs review video games long before they come out? Why do they read like 2-paragraph press releases? Read on to find out that I have no idea.
Who's Denis Dyack? Picture Derek Smart with delusions of grandeur, his seething hatred for vending machines redirected at the gaming press. Like Oppenheimer before him, Dyack realizes that his bomb will change the course of human history. The man has many concerns about how his game will change the world. These are but a few.
As Comic Con continues to grow, the outfits displayed by cosplayers become more elaborate. In turn, our country becomes more deserving of the hatred of people in third world countries who can't afford to buy AIDS-free loincloths, much less a fully-functional Iron Man suit with a custom built 52-inch waist.
For a whole generation of kids, the Atari 2600 that many of us grew up with seems every bit as ancient as one of those phonographs that had to be cranked for twelve minutes to hear thirty seconds of Thomas Edison humming. This comprehensive account of video game history is for them.
There shall come a time when you will pass from this world to stand before Denis Dyack, who sits in judgment of all souls. When he cracks open the Prima book of your time on Earth, the actions you've taken will determine whether you are granted entrance to video game heaven or doomed to an eternity with N-Gage ports of Superman 64 and Bad Day L.A.
This was supposed to be the next generation for console games, but all we have are slightly better-looking titles being undermined by horrible features. These are the concepts that need to go the way of Flagship Studios' credibility before we can truly move forward.
For the brave souls who perished while trying to complete an entire season of NBA Live '95 without allowing an opposing team to score a single point, we present these True Gaming Challenges to the current generation of gamers who have been coddled by weak Xbox 360 Achievements.
Rockstar North would like to thank you for purchasing Grand Theft Auto IV and doing your incredibly small part in the global effort to put a billion dollars into our bank account. Your continued support might just put that Stealth Bomber we've had our eye on within reach.
Among the many contributions that Gamespot has made to comedy, its User Soapbox takes the cake. The feature complies with Web 2.0 standards, which dictate that all websites that must incorporate user-created content that no one cares about aside from the people who create it.
Welcome to the open beta for Age Of Conan, the MMO that brings Robert E. Howard's vision to life! New players can jump right into the game, but those of you who took part in the closed beta may wish to familiarize yourself with the changes that have been made in preparation for this open beta.
In our first installment of Games That Need To Be Made, Mutant League Football makes a not-so-triumphant return in a spreadsheet-laden title that's designed to appeal to fantasy football degenerates.
Something strange caught my eye as I looted my hundredth centaur of the afternoon. It was an epic rifle, a rarity in itself, but even more incredibly it was an item that had never been documented before. Behold the majesty of the Ol' Dirty Blunderbuss.
Find out what's in store for the third major installment of Wil Wright's little people simulator that could. In keeping with the series' spirit, I took a whole hour to write these two sentences while rocking from side to side excitedly, my mouth wide open.
Sporting a look that screams "I refuse to be grouped in with broad stereotypes", Mac Daddy has an afro, gaudy jewelry, a pimp cup, and a superfluous cane. He makes the perfect choice for skilled players who have never personally come into contact with someone of another race.
You've seen it before: Someone plays a "Nintendo" by pawing at a controller with the grace and precision of a virgin with Parkinson's fingering a girl for the first time while the bleeps and bloops from Asteroids pour out of the television's speakers. Now you can live the experience by matching your spastic movements with those of the actors!
Gamecock, the wacky game publishers who get more press for their calculated antics than any game they've put out, sets its agenda for 2008.
Do those last few impossible-to-get achievements in Team Fortress 2 haunt you every time you log in? In a blatant ripoff of Photoshop Phriday, this week we're featuring goon-created TF2 achievements that pretty much any player could get.
Although the box art from the North American release of Mega Man is infamous, not much is known about the artist's further works. Did he ever paint again? Have any other game boxes been graced with his work? We have the answers - and the pictures to prove it.