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Congressmen Propose Violence Warnings on Almost Every Game out There

[Article first published as Congressmen Propose Violence Warnings on Almost Every Game out There on Blogcritics.] It’s always a good thing to see when Congress works hard to tackle the tough issues.  You know, economic health, unemployment, foreign relations – important things.  Then you…

Why I was Done with Soul Calibur V in a Month

[Article first published as Why I Was Done with Soul Calibur V in a Month on Blogcritics.] I was seriously looking forward to Soul Calibur V before its release last month.  I’ve been a huge fan of the Soul series since their first entry (not counting Soul Edge), and…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Awarded “Best Video Game Ending” World Record, “Shenanigans” Called Worldwide

[Article first published as Call of Duty: Black Ops Awarded “Best Video Game Ending” World Record, “Shenanigans” Called Worldwide on Blogcritics.] I found some interesting information the other day.  Unbeknownst to me, Guinness (the record book people, not the beer people) have been…

88. Aggresive Behavior and Video Games – More Darwin than Bloody Violence?

[Article first published as Aggresive Behavior and Videogames – More Darwin than Bloody Violence? on Blogcritics.] The effect videogames have on the human mind has been thoroughly and widely argued for years.  And that argument rests solely on one seemingly central focus:…

77. what the hell is catherine?

[Article first published as What the Heck is Catherine? on Blogcritics.] For many months now I’ve been seeing advertisements and vague news stories about a new game called Catherine by Atlus, releasing later this year. My initial (and continued) response…

71. not that easy for kids to buy M-rated games. just ask the FTC

[Article first published as FTC Report: It’s not so Easy for Kids to Buy M-Rated Games on Blogcritics.] When it comes to behavior, videogames and the gaming community at large always seem to be on the receiving end of some criticism. …

69. video game music gets some overdue respect

[Article first published as Videogame Music Gets Some Overdue Respect on Blogcritics.] have you ever sat down for a nice gaming session and found yourself humming a tune from the game after you log out or put the controller down? how about…

68. remembering jerry lawson (1940-2011)

a lot of younger gamers are too young to remember the days when video games weren’t released on a cd or dvd or blu-ray, or more importantly remember a time when those technologies didn’t even exist.  i’m sure those a…

66. the NFL’s concussion awareness campaign hits madden 12

image – amazon.com i always talk about how closely art imitates life imitates art and on and on in an infinite 2-way loop.  sports games is where that sentiment is taken pretty literally, where studios like EA do their best…

63. mobile casual vs console – those birds may be angry but they don’t know everything

what is a “casual game?”  the term has been around for a while, so it does actively differentiate itself from what could be considered a “standard” game.  i guess.  to me it means games that aren’t as in-depth or involved…