The Beginner’s Guide to Sports Games

Sports games: They come out yearly, they’re some of the top selling video games on a yearly basis (the Madden NFL and FIFA soccer series each sold more than five million copies worldwide last year), yet they’re almost entirely shunned…

Review: John Woo Presents Stranglehold (Xbox 360)

Although the details are fuzzy, I know for a fact I saw my first Hong Kong heroic bloodshed movie a couple of years ago. My buddy Dan had invited me over for a few drinks and some general indolence, and…

The Backlog: Stephen Colbert is Funny Edition

No silly memes, no riffing on major world news events — this is just your typical, run-of-the-mill backlog. But isn’t that cause enough for celebration? No? Hm. Well, here, check out Stephen Colbert’s exclusive preview of Microsoft’s Project Natal:

Daily Recap: June 16, 2009

News for Tuesday: The UK acquires a unified games rating system — seems pleased, and Microsoft already shoots back at 1UP’s Natal rumors. After a bit of governmental deliberation the United Kingdom has chosen to make PEGI (Pan European Game…

Daily Recap: June 15, 2009

First of all: Congratulations recent college graduates. Welcome to a world full of (seemingly unavailable) opportunities! I’m sorry, that was harsh. Still, the University of Oregon’s ceremony for the geography and anthropology departments had a wonderfully apocalyptic keynote speaker telling…

Will iPhone 3G S create a divide for mobile gamers?

Apple pulled no punches with its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote this year: Its flashy (and affordable) new operating system, Snow Leopard, was priced and dated, and a new line of more powerful and less expensive MacBook Pros was announced….

Daily Recap: June 8, 2009

So that whole triple-E expo thing is over, right? We still have our Nintendo and Sony conference impressions on-tap and ready to be served, but we’re simply terrible at sliding that frothy information down the counter to you, the frustrated…

The Backlog: Post-E3 Hangover edition

Hey there, reader! Long time no see. How’s tricks? Well, we’re all a little burned out here. I mean, you all saw the media deluge last week, didn’t you? The countless trailers, the hours of presentations, the Brütal Legend lawsuit…

Review: Wolfenstein 3D (iPhone)

Wolfenstein 3D doesn’t need much of an introduction. Most people remember the game for its pioneering spirit. It brought the first-person shooter into the public eye and paved the way for successors like Doom to follow. It also stirred up…

E3 2009: Day 1 Reflections

Day 1 of E3 2009 — full of press conferences from Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and the big press event from Microsoft earlier this morning. Having spent the day taking in what each of these groups had to offer, we’ve got…