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Maybe you know, maybe you don't. Either way, we're here to clear up any confusion about one of gaming's hottest new acronyms...
Considering how many action and adventure games use war as a backdrop, it's kind of surprising that, when they use an actual, historical war, it tends to be one of a handful of conflicts that we've already played to death. World War II? Vietnam? Three Kingdoms-era China? Been there, done the hell out of that. If games ever get tired of recycling the same historical settings, though, we've got a few ideas for new conflicts they could explore...
From the earliest athlete-endorsed titles to today’s wildly popular fan voting contests, cover athletes are tied to the sports-game culture like nothing else. They define the image and attitude of the games they adorn, and cause endless debate among fans. But do they really, truly matter?
Over the years, there's been one question that our readers have asked us, over and over again. This week, the answer finally arrives courtesy of Dan Amrich, an industry veteran, former GR editor and the author of Critical Path: How to Review Videogames for a Living, a book on how to review videogames for a living...
Plus Alpha has focused quite a bit on food lately, and why not? It's a big part of life in Japan, and a big part of otaku culture as well. This week, we'll look at a few more game/anime tie-in foodstuffs, starting with a Pokemon coffee drink aimed at kids...
Another launch has past and some very familiar faces were among the first games on sale, which lead us to thinking: Which series have appeared the most times at console launches? After diligent research, we found the seven that appeared the most, and you may be surprised by the results...
It's Presidents' Day in the U.S., which means we get today off. It also means we've got an excuse to talk about presidents, and since we've already gone over some of the best ones videogames have given us, it's high time we took a long, loving look at some of the absolute most craven, opportunistic bastards ever to take up the fictitious reins of office...
So what if we've got Mario Kart, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, Mario Paint, Mario Golf, Mario Baseball, Mario Strikers, Mario Hoops, Mario Galaxy, Paper Mario and more? You can't have too much Mario. Right? Let us know what you think!
As gaming has grown and matured, things like "points" and "scores" have become increasingly irrelevant. But getting feedback from games on how well we're doing is something that has real value, especially if developers could find ways to tie it into their games' narratives...
Cords, batteries and rechargeable lithium packs may someday be a thing of the past, but for now, wireless power isn’t a great idea. Here’s why…
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