How You Play the Game: Death of a Sim

In modern society, if you grow tired of a relationship with a friend, relative, or even someone you disagree with, it is simply unacceptable to kill them. At least that’s what I’m told. After spending hours working on the relationships with my Sims in The Sims franchise I have come to realize there is a place… Continue reading

Game Industry Shout-Outs: Not So Fuzzy

We take a break from our normal weekly REPLY TO ALL conversation and shine the light on what has stood out to us individually in the video game industry. Ethan (Wizardtrain187) My shout-out goes to the Guiness Book of Worlds records and the community of gaming journalists and their resulting irratation at Call of Duty: Black… Continue reading

Meanwhile… But You Know, More Evil

Meanwhile… we’ve actually been playing games. Each week we recap our recent gaming experiences and tell you what we’re looking forward to, so you can use your time more wisely than we have. There’s more than one way to play our favorite video games and this week we got a bit more creative. Brandon (H21) I’d… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Contagiously Cheap

Sales and crazy Steam specials have seriously screwed with our abilities to finish games, though they have exposed us to some titles we wouldn’t normally get into. Let’s put on our devil’s advocate hat, think of other reasons that cheaper gaming could be a problem in the near future. How have cheaper video games and… Continue reading

Games of Our Wives: The Sims 3

Like the other guys, I’m very lucky to be in a relationship with someone who tolerates the amount of time I spend either playing video games or writing/talking about them. And like a lot of… non-traditional gamers, my fiance plays some casual games on her iPad (yes, I’m marrying an Apple-user) every once in a while, but with… Continue reading

Gaikai Wants to Bring AAA Titles to Your Browser

When it comes to hyping a product, adding “{product name} is the {type of item product is} of the future” will guarantee millions of sales. I think this has a lot to do with the future scenes in Back to the Future 2 because frankly everything that existed there (hoverboards, self drying jackets) was pretty awesome. Since… Continue reading

E3 2010: EA Press Conference

I’d go as far to say that EA had the most professional conference of the day. It wasn’t overproduced or overly cheesy. They came out and focused on “10 games by 10 great producers,” and let the games and the people behind them speak for themselves. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit – Criterion takes this… Continue reading