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

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

I Learned Something Today: Portal

Though my life was constantly in danger, after successfully making it through all of GLaDOS’s trials, I can’t help but acknowledge a few nuggets of wisdom I picked up in my journey through Portal which I will now share with you. The Lessons of Portal Take control of the cake. My legs need to be… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Contra

Do you ever find yourself on the second or third story of a building and want to get down as soon as you can? I know I do, but going down levels is never something that is done quickly, unless of course you jump out of a window. I don’t condone that type of method…. 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

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

Video Game MD: Take Doom for Demonic Defense

There are times that its very difficult for me to sleep, the illusion of safety is something I’ve been able to see through. We have the strongest military in the world, readily available police and a well lit neighborhood, but none of those things coax a soothing night of rest from me. For I know… Continue reading