... well this feels different

28. gaming, society, and politics: medal of honor

super mario bros. (NES) do you remember video games from the 80’s?  that’s when i played my first games – the super mario brothers / duck hunt double cartridge on a nintendo my parents bought me as a birthday present…

23. the great escape (chinese internet addiction center edition)

probably not this cool while i do always tout that we are living in the digital age, there is a line that can be drawn between “web enthusiast” and addiction.  a web enthusiast may be bored without his or her…

16: product placement has finally gotten out of control

(the following was prompted by recent ridiculous screencaps from konami’s metal gear solid: peace walker from kotaku and kotaku japan) ADVERTISING. a fundamentally basic concept that over the years has become so complex, twisted, and ubiquitous that sometimes i just…

15. EA plus tiger woods still equals ratings

yes, i’m going to be talking about tiger woods. after the, shall we say, transgressions, on the part of tiger woods, we’ve seen the inevitable corporate fallout happen on pretty much every media outlet.  accenture dropped ties with tiger in…

09. for those about to rock

WE SALUTE YOU (sorry, had to be done). by now i’m sure all of you, regardless of your gamer or geek status, or lack thereof, have spent some time in the world of console game rock.  by this i mean…

04. review – darksiders: wrath of war [x360]

war, carnage, a game flying high on borrowed wings. “borrowed wings” does not necessarily mean ripoff.  there are a lot of themes in darksiders that seem to have been drawn from other games, but it works to achieve the desired…

03. review – bayonetta [x360]

ok, finally got to play the copies of bayonetta and darksiders that have been sitting next to my 360.  i’ll start with bayonetta today, and get to darksiders later. i’ll admit, i’m a little biased on this one – i…