34. globalization and character identity crisis: devil my cry

the grown up dante we know from devil may cry 4 those of you that know me and my gaming style know that i’m a big fan of the devil may cry series – not counting devil may cry 2…

32. video games and the fall of japan

squaresoft’s final fantasy (1987) my apologies to the land of the rising sun. just off the heels of TGS ’10 (the tokyo game show for those not in the know), a few key people in japanese gaming have been saying that…

31. if you’re havin’ halo problems i feel bad for you son, i got 99 problems but a hard drive ain’t one

halo: reach back when games still came on cartridges, figuring out how exactly to play them was a no-brainer.  you put the cartridge into the slot and turn it on.  that really didn’t change at all when cartridges moved to…

30. alleged game addiction, idiotry, and more ridiculous lawsuits

20,000 hours is an extremely long time to be doing anything – even the basic function of living.  20,000 hours translates into 833 days, which further calculates out to 2.28 years.  it’s enough time complete more than half of a…

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…