A first hand look at the Pokemon Battle Royale art show

People, hey, seriously, look at this. This is awesome. Now, I won’t say that I’m an avid art fan, nor would I say that I don’t have a level of respect for it.  That said, it’s rare that something like the opening of an art gallery can tear me away from Netflix or a cold beer.  Apparently though, all it […]

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Dr. Geek: Treating Video Games like Cigarettes

Every so often, it seems another politician seeks to spend his or her political capital on an endeavor aimed at curtailing video games.  In the 1990s, such endeavors led to the formation of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and the rating labels for video and computer games.  After the formation of such a self-regulatory system, companies and states have sought […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Special 2012: Ten More Games to Drink to

It’s that time of year again, a time when we drown ourselves in green beer and make long lasting, life altering mistakes all in honor of St. Patrick.  Who did something important, possibly inventing alcohol?  Whatever his accomplishments, all that matters is that it is now a day of celebration; but mostly getting passed out on the front lawn drunk […]

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10 Games We Want to See (or See Done Right)

Sometimes video games that shouldn’t be made are, and almost as often games that should be aren’t.  In an era of gaming dominated by modern war, WWII, Gears of Halos and movie tie-ins there are plenty of genre’s, eras and even properties that would make for great games being completely overlooked (or in some cases half-assed).  Which is why we’ve […]

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Dr. Geek: The Next Generation of Video Game Consoles

What was the first video game console system you played on?  Was it a PlayStation 2?  A Sega Dreamcast?  A Super Nintendo Entertainment System?  An Atari 2600?  A Magnavox Odyssey? In 1972, Magnavox released the Odyssey as the first computer system built to connect to a television set in order to allow people to play digital games in the comfort […]

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In Depth: What GameStop did Wrong (The Deus Ex – Onlive Scandal)

The gaming community is still taking in the news of just what exactly happened in GameStop store’s all across the country this week, and the bad press seems to only be building.  It appears that Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Square Enix and digital distributor OnLive made a last minute agreement to include a digital (OnLive) copy of the Deus […]

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Review: Monopoly Streets (Xbox 360)

Board games made into video games are a weird breed.  Often we play video games alone, even when we play with other people (that is to say we are alone in the room).  Meanwhile, board games are typically social experiences, played with family and friends on a rainy day or as just a good old-fashioned time waster.  As a result, […]

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Underrated Game of the Month: Goldeneye Rogue Agent

Like car keys, stray dogs and socks after you put them in the dryer, some video games simply get lost in the shuffle.  Sometimes they were just released at the wrong time, eclipsed by a much bigger game, or a surprise chart topper.  Sometimes they just had bad marketing, or too many misconceived ideas about the game spread by word […]

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