I’ll Trade You Cherry Garcia for Dead Space

Someone mentions lobsters, you know they’re talking about Maine. Someone mentions the death penalty, they’re talking about Texas. Someone mentions some dude¬†eating someone else’s face off, Florida. Get the idea? Now, quick: a publicly elected law enforcement official spends tax dollars to give kids ice cream in return for turning in their ‘violent’ video games…. Continue reading

Counter Gaming: The Game Industry Needs Focus

Doombringers and naysayers are littering the forums and game journalism resources because no one really knows what’s going to become of the game industry. It seems the majority is focusing on what publishers, developers, media sources, and even gamers are doing wrong to prevent the game industry from creating stability and a welcoming consumer environment…. Continue reading

Think of the Children: Can I See Some ID?

Games have grown up and they’ve gotten complex, they’ve drawn us in, they’ve made us react emotionally and let us relate to characters, occasionally as well as any J.M. Barrie or C.S. Lewis created…but some of those games just don’t belong in the hands of kids, so the problem arose – what to do? Better… Continue reading

Think of the Children: History of Violence

Recently, I have been a strong proponent of a training system for the young gamer. Going back to play games throughout the history of electronic entertainment is a good way to become a better player of today’s games. With people being busier today than ever before, it’s hard to find time to spend with your… Continue reading