Speaking Code: Euphoria

What is a game engine? The most important aspect of most commercial video games in existence today is the game engine. You can think of the game engine like a car engine: the engine is what makes the car move, the different engines tell you how reliable the car will be, how fast it can… Continue reading

The Quest for the Ultimate Career

Like many of my gamer buddies out there, I’ve dreamed of sitting in an office all day long and getting paid to play through the early phases of game development as a tester. When I found out this job existed, I day dreamed about rolling in to work with my Square-Enix leather jacket or in… Continue reading

Fallout: New Vegas Preorder Bonus Packs Are Getting Out Of Hand

If you haven’t already, you better start paying attention to where you are preordering your games. The disease of preorder bonuses continue to spread and Fallout: New Vegas’s incentives may make you start planning for your character months before you even play the game. If you check out the breakdown below, you’ll see 5 stores… Continue reading

It Doesn’t Matter: Blur is a Kart Racer

One of my biggest pet peeves when it come to video game reviews is when the author tries to turn the game into a different game and judges based on that standard. When Ars Technica recently reviewed Blur they wanted the game to be a lot more realistic than the developer, Bizarre Creations, ever intended…. 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

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye…

Recently I went to a going away party for a good friend. After the requisite food, drinking, and laughter, it was time to say goodbye. I’m not afraid to admit that the room got really dusty (eyes red and watery) at that point. It wasn’t hard to come to the conclusion then, that I hate… Continue reading