Validating Video Games: A Personal Account

As gamers, we come under fire on multiple fronts in relation to the hobby we love. Some call us dorks, some call us addicts while others feel we lack certain characteristics important to socialization. No matter how we’re labeled, we try to persevere while at the same time doing our best to explain the many… Continue reading

Video Games and Comics Join Forces to Fight Arnold and Supreme Court

Despite being that archetype for many video game characters and starring in movies that would inspire future game developers, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently isn’t a huge fan of the electronic medium and wants to introduce some legislation to inhibit games from reaching the “wrong” hands. The law, CAB1179 written by state assemblyman Leland Yee… Continue reading

Just 5 More Minutes: Eternal Darkness

I’m sitting in my dingy apartment, the faux wood paneling glistening with the light of my television screen. It’s 3:00 am but the caffeine coursing through my veins keeps me alert,fresh and uncomfortably anxious. The first cup of coffee was for studying, the next five helped me fight demonic forces. My GameCube buzzes as I… Continue reading

August Sales Go for a Dive, Shocks No One But Analysts

The economy is in a bit of a wounded state at the moment and the video game industry doesn’t appear to be any different. Software sales numbers from August came in last week and the results were “shocking” to analysts from the NPD Group. On the whole, there was a drop of around 14% in overall… Continue reading

Games of Our Wives: World of Zoo

Saying my wife dislikes video games is like saying people who are lactose intolerant get uncomfortable after ingesting milk. Her disdain for my beloved form of entertainment has all the power of a post milkshake diarrhea blast and if she had it her way, the medium wouldn’t exist. Boy was I surprised when she walked… Continue reading

Remake It So: Hellgate: London

In the last few RIS articles, I talked about great games from the past that I’d like to see make a resurgence. Sometimes, however there are games with a lot of potential that made a bad first impression. We’d like to give them a second chance as well. Flagship studios had very lofty goals for… Continue reading

Resident Evil 6 Coming Sooner Than Later

Those anticipating another dance with the undead need not worry, Resident Evil 6 may be here far sooner than most expected. In an interview with Spanish game site 3D Juegos, Keiji Inafune, Capcom’s managing director revealed the urgency behind the release of the 6th title in lieu of Resident Evil 5’s success. While nothing further… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Resident Evil

Elvis Costello said it best in his song “Accidents Will happen”. Accidents will happen, there is no such thing as a sure thing, no insurance for anything less than perfection and the more greed and ignorance involved in a situation the more likely it is for that situation to implode. Preparedness is the one and… Continue reading