The art of video game commentary

'SeaNanners' and the art of video game commentary
"Gaming has always been a part of my life and I love it, but I ironically wouldn't consider myself a 'gamer.' Just because I'm good at video games doesn't mean it defines me," he told CNN. "I'm a guy who happens to play games from time to time.

Somalia: New rage for video games keeps teens off the street, but some ...
Washington Post
They were staring at a small TV and tightly gripping video-game controllers. Video games are the new rage in Somalia, a first-world entertainment option for teenage boys that wasn't permitted when ultraconservative al-Shabab militants controlled the ...

Somalia video games boom dents al-Shabaab recruitment
The Guardian
These boys, though, were not in class. They were staring at a small TV and tightly gripping video game controllers. A year after al-Shabaab lost control of Mogadishu,video games are now all the rage. Under the militant group recreational pleasures...
The Guardian

GMU students design anti-gang video games for kids
Washington Post (blog)
By Tom Jackman Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli navigates one of the anti-gang video games designed by students at George Mason University's Computer Game Design program. He looks like he's about to be jumped in by MS-13.

Video games: The 21st-century art form
Longmont Daily Times-Call
Chris Melissinos, lifetime gamer and curator of the exhibition, was careful to guide the museum's choice of games. He and an advisory board of video game designers, musicians, developers and reporters, winnowed thousands of games designed over the last ...

'Perfect Strangers' gets its own viral video game
Los Angeles Times
In the pantheon of long-expired TV properties ripe to be reinvented for the video game age, "Perfect Strangers" is not the title that instantly springs to mind. But somehow, a mini "Perfect Strangers" game has emerged and spread around the Web like ...

Video games could help identify security threats
Springfield News Sun
By John Nolan, Staff Writer Updated 12:37 AM Friday, May 4, 2012 The government is spending millions of dollars to determine whether video games can be designed as instructional tools for intelligence analysts, who help compile reports that US ...

Joyous video-game shtick
New York Post
Described as the first “nerdcore musical,” this video game-themed show by the New York NeoFuturists (“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”) is playing to the initiated. So if your last gaming experience was Pong, you'll want to skip this one.

New York Post

New Research Shows That Video Games Can Help With Multi-Tasking
Cinema Blend
"Research" and "studies" concerning video games is like opening up a bag of candy with worms in it...sometimes you get something sweet but other times you end up with something slimy and gross. It's a lot like going on a blind date.

Cinema Blend

Company of Heroes 2 details: New engine, 'True Sight' and snow
PC Gamer, which revealed the sequel yesterday, has now posted up details on how Relic will be following up its lauded RTS. According to mag CoH2 will use a vastly improved version of the first game's Essence 3 engine and feature a revamped line of ...

The best of the Avengers in video games
Why not turn to some video games? True, not all video games live up to the Marvel Comics legacy, like Sega's lackluster efforts (the Iron Man games, Thor: God of Thunder). But there are a few you can track down that are well worth playing and will get ...


Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: Episode One — A New Day
The Trades
by Eric Deters I tend to get the idea that we're in a zombie apocalypse right now. A very different one, mind you, than the one that has been pumped out so often in just about every entertainment medium imaginable. Among the most popular has been...

The Trades

Zombie zappin': 'The Walking Dead' video games takes best of TV series
RedEye Chicago (blog)
By Ryan Smith For RedEye Season 2 of "The Walking Dead" may be buried, but zombies are crawling back into pop culture in video game form with a new video game series. Fans worried that the game, which came out April 24, might resemble a Southern fried ...

Shigeru Miyamoto: PS Vita needs more games
CBS News
(CBS News) Legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto talks about Sony's PS Vita, his storied career in the gaming industry and why he still plays video games. Full coverage of video games at Tech Talk The man who brought us "Super Mario Bros.," ...

CBS News

Video Game Trailer Roundup: May 4
Game Rant
In this edition of the video game trailer roundup we've got some great stuff, including Lollipop Chainsaw, Hitman: Absolution, SSX, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Diablo 3, Awesomenauts, Ghost Recon Online, DiRT Showdown, and Risen 2.

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The Authorized Story of the Next Aliens Video Game Will Change the Way We See ...
The next Aliens video game counts. It's canon. And the people who are making it think it might finally solve some key mysteries in the film—and even make the films a bit better. "It's all connected together," Randy Pitchford, head of Gearbox Software ...

"Acclaimed Artist" Actually Just Stole Video Game Images, Printed Them Off
The images turned out to be video game concept art from some of the biggest and best names in the field, including Daniel Dociu, Craig Mullins, Mathias Verhasselt and Sparth (click those links to be taken to galleries featuring their awesome work).

TEDx Talk Bridges Non-Gamer Divide
Wired News
But the way we talk about video-games currently is unsustainable. Descriptions of their content and comparisons of their playability leave untouched the pool of meaning they offer the human heart. We need to redefine our professional video-game talk, ...

Research Says Video Games Have Made Boys Less Sophisticated Than Girls
Cinema Blend
New research for a book by medical doctor Sidney Gale says boys are just moving backwards when it comes to social interaction and educational progress, thanks tovideo games and the interwebs. Okay, so before we get knee deep into the video game ...

Cinema Blend

New research: Video games may be good for the brain
Fox 31
Shelly, his mom, worries that video games could be bad for Mikey. “I have concerns that if he plays too long it affects his social behavior,” she said. “And I don't like the violence.” She restricts the kind of games Mikey plays, and the time he plays ...

Fox 31

Cabin in the Woods and the Horror of Video Games
(Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the main character in a video game? What a strange experience that must be. You'd do things you'd never do in real life: Lead every frontal assault, hop into the gunner's seat of every vehicle, ...

5 gaming heroes that are actually horrible b**tards
By Sam White for Most of the time in video games you're supposedly the good guy. The guy who supposedly fights for a justified and worthy cause that any sane, moral human being would fight for. The guy who, supposedly, ...

"Walking Dead" Video Game Gnaws its Way Into Our Hearts
The Racquette
Last week Telltale Games released the Walking Dead video game that is loosely based around Robert Kirkman's comic book series. My first impression from the press release was that it was just another zombie shooter much like Left 4 Dead, but I couldn't ...

Cloud gaming is changing the way video games are consumed. Today gamers have to either drive to a store, wait for games to arrive in the mail, or download games, which can take as long as visiting the store itself. Cloud gaming removes the friction and ...

Video Game Review: Say Hello to a Very Little 'Scarface' for iOS
There are countless posters of Pacino littering the world and the iconic character has even made a foray into video games, including a recently-released version for iOS. Yes, now you can alternate marathon sessions of “Angry Birds” and “Fruit Ninja” ...

"Celebrate" May 4th With Possibly the Worst Star Wars Video Game Ever Made
There are loads of terrible Star Wars games. We've talked about them here before. But there's different reasons someone can say a game is terrible. They might not like the genre, or the platform, or the way the game has treated the Star Wars canon.

Bungarra is pleased to announce that THE SURFER® video game has hit the Alpha phase in its development. THE SURFER® is coming to PC and then the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The game's new physics based momentum mechanic presents a new ...

Chiptunes, Schmiptunes: Embracing The Human Side of Video Game Audio
While the contemporary video game soundscape is a wonderland of lovely synthetic sounds, it's easy to forget that the human side of audio—human beings recorded with microphones—can feel vital, beautiful and timeless. Anyone who played SimCity 2000 ...

These Video Game Shootings Might Gross You Out a Little
The recently-released Sniper Elite V2 is, for want of a more in-depth review, a pretty lacklustre third-person stealth/action game punctuated by moments of extreme excitement. Those are the times you actually get to do some proper sniping.

Company of Heroes 2 revealed on PC Gamer cover | Joystiq
By Alexander Sliwinski
Comrades, Company of Heroes 2 will make for glorious cover on upcoming issue of PC Gamer. The reveal first leaked on NeoGAF, alongside word that the RTS will engage operations in 2013. It will focus on the Eastern Front of World War 2, ...

Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog: From LOW to PWNED [5 ...
Post [5] Honorable Mention: Null Sessions Null sessions are old school. they used to be useful for pretty much every host in a domain. Unfortunately, I very rarely run into an environment where all workstations let you connect anonymously ...
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What's the best video game music? | What Would JT Do?
By JT Eberhard
What's the best video game music? May 4, 2012 at 10:30 am JT Eberhard. Here are some of my favorite songs from video games. Feel the nostaliga. Leave a comment with a fb link to yours. Only leave one vid at a time though, otherwise the ...
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'Perfect Strangers': The Video Game (and Morning Links)
By Josh
Ever wonder what it's like to hear the Perfect Strangers theme song while running through streets and trying to dodge sheep as Balki? Probably not, but.
Warming Glow

Video Games from Your Childhood. Part 2 (46 pics) -
By Voodoo
Another collection of gaming gems from the 90s for you to recall that sweet era of video gaming. Previous part:Video Games from Your Childhood (32 pics) Another collection of gaming gems fro.

Video Game Industry Jobs – Your Job As A Level Designer
By furai86
A first rate video game is nothing if the levels within are not perfectly envisioned, a fun segue into the next story segment for the gamer. As a video game job, the role of level designer is key to that fun factor. Amazing game concepts with ...
The Lost Ring

Parent Gamer Problems - Video Games - Memes, Captions, and ...
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Are you a True Gamer?
By TA_Clan
This is a quiz about video games. ... Are you a True Gamer? 17 Questions. 5 Minutes. This is a quiz about video games. Name. Start. Powered by ProProfs Quiz Maker. Quantcast.
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Students at EDWorks Schools Gaining STEM Skills Via Video Games
By Kate Westrich
TopCoder and EDWorks are partnering to bring STEM-focused games to three EDWorks schools. Students compete and have fun, while at the same time learning STEM skills.
World of Learning

Chemjobber: Isn't it time for a really good chemical video game?
By Chemjobber
Isn't it time for a really good chemical video game? Come to think of it, Plantville Pete does sort of look like an engineer. See Arr Oh, in winning the typospotting contest a week ago, has requested that I write about chemical video games, which I am only too happy to do. I confess that I am not a huge gamer; I grew up without any consoles, but I recall many, many excited trips to my friends' homes to play on their Nintendo system. I spent the requisite time in college playing Tomb Raider, ...

Falcata Times: VIDEO GAME NEWS: Skyrim MMO - Bethesda
By Falcata Times
Skyrim earned hundreds of 'Game of the Year' awards, including top honors at the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards, the 15th Annual 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards held at the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit, and at the 2011 Video Game ...
Falcata Times

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Perfect Strangers: Nothing's Gonna Stop me Now Video Game
By dijanakadic
By Dijana Kadic. From Warming Glow: Ever wonder what it's like to hear the “Perfect Strangers” theme song while running through streets and trying to dodge sheep as Balki? Probably not, but play the video game here. Creative Commons ...
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25 Video Game Characters To Follow On Twitter | Complex
Following video game companies has its advantages but following characters are just plain hilarious. The original buyer's guide for men.

25 Video Game Characters To Follow On Twitter - Digg
One of the best things about Twitter is that you don't always have to be who you are. Satiracal accounts pop up all the time and the video game world isn't ...

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