Today I’m introducing a new series to IGWT: Kid and Play. No, it’s not about the visceral Chucky doll, it’s about getting involved as a parent with your child in video games. I’m sure adult gamers have visions of playing co-op with their children much like most dads seem to envision playing catch in the backyard…. Continue reading
A study published in USA Today says we should study gamer behavior and not the video games when discerning higher levels of violence.
How the #$@! should I know? Somehow, reports indicate that the London Evening Standard has indicated it could claim the events seen in London for the last two days were inspired by Grand Theft Auto. While I’m a gamer ready to defend gaming’s honor, I’m also a realist and an observer. How did GTA get… Continue reading
Sometimes I just want to roll up into a ball of hot, raging fire and release my will unto the world. From Dust gives me that opportunity, and for the most part – I leave satisfied.
I recently wrote an article about playing Turtles in Time with my son. It was fun to watch my 4 year old navigate the screen, fighting foot soldiers with his tongue hanging out half the time as he concentrated. It got me thinking: What game types would be best for teach a kid how to… Continue reading
When my son was born nearly five years ago, I had visions of playing catch with him in the backyard, watching him play sports, go to college, and, of course, play video games with me. Now that he’s close to five years old, he’s able to take simple game concepts and adapt to them. Last… Continue reading
The demo for Catherine was released on Xbox 360 for Gold members, and I took some time to play it and get some thoughts on it. The truth is, I teetered on whether or not this game would be a purchase. After playing the demo, I have an answer.
The Today Show took an opportunity to give a thoughtful commentary on adult gamers only to troll the thought on national television. That may be harsh, but if someone said some of the stuff they did in comments we, as a community, would likely point our fingers in disgust and proclaim, “Trolls!”
I came across several posts over the Kotaku article about professional gaming’s economic downturn. Jen Schiller, the author of the article, proceeds to bash the interviewee (David Treacy a.k.a. Zaccubus) and professional gaming in general. After reading the original article posted by Alienware, and then the Kotaku article, and back again I began thinking…”What pissed… Continue reading
A bill has been proposed that, if taken in a certain context, could mean video game streamers on sites like YouTube, Justin.tv and UStream could be potentially shut down or thrown in jail. Typically, I’m not one to jump the gun on a story, but this is something that caught my eye.
On May 18, 2011, EA released a new patch for console versions of the Sims 3. For months, gamers complained to EA through various mediums such as forums and received very little promising feedback that the issue would be or even could be addressed.
We knew L.A. Noire had the potential to be big, but now it’s looking like L.A. Noire will have 3 discs for Xbox 360 and 1 single disc for PS3. Will the 3 disc format hurt Rockstar’s chances at an epic game with great success?