When groups of people gather to chatter about video games, a lot of untrue statements get thrown back and forth. It’s nothing new: in the days of the 16-bit console wars, there was always that person who would swear by everything holy that Nintendo and Sega were working on a console together (his uncle, who worked at Nintendo, told him so). One of the most popular modern misconceptions is, “PC gaming is dead.” That statement isn’t simply...read more
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The iPhone developed into a legitimate gaming platform at a remarkable speed. It’s as if we turned around to look at something behind us, and when we faced forward again, Apple’s iOS series of handhelds was suddenly making a serious grab for a market that had been dominated by Nintendo for ages. While nobody can predict the future, we can comfortably assume that the iPhone will continue to evolve and mature as a handheld gaming system. Here are a...read more
So, you want to buy a video game for that awesome kid in your life? Excellent choice. Video games are always popular with the young crowd, and for good reason: many of them tell compelling stories, they all get the brain working in some capacity, and, (this is vital) they’re fun to play. It’s hard to mess up while buying a video game as a gift. Whatever you get – especially if you’re a parent – is almost guaranteed to garner a happy...read more
What, by definition, is a “video game?” Earth’s greatest scholars agree that it has something to do with sitting in front of the television and rescuing princesses, usually by way of manipulating a controller that is attached to a game box, which, in turn, is attached to a television. While that description of a video game isn’t necessarily incorrect, it’s about ten years out of date. Console and PC gaming is still very relevant, but...read more
The North American shopping experience has extended far beyond our initial options (get in the car, drive to the store). Now we can purchase almost every conceivable item online, and video games are no exception. But buying a game online isn’t exclusively about going on Amazon.com and purchasing a game that’s already available at retail. When we talk about “digital games,” what’s being referenced is an entirely new breed of video game;...read more