Posts Tagged "Video Games"

Offensive Video Games: Best of the Worst

Offensive Video Games: Best of the Worst

When we put together our list of the Most Offensive Video Games Ever, our kind readers helped underscore one of the fundamental problems we faced when trying to compile an abbreviated sample: there are more than a few depraved games out there that have amassed over the last several decades. So, in the interest of doing justice to the bloodiest and most controversial pages in the Great Big Book of Gaming History, here are five more of the most offensive games to hit...

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Best Video Games 2012: Top 5 Picks

Best Video Games 2012: Top 5 Picks

Face it: For the video games industry, 2012 is fast approaching. Let us link hands and pray for peace, unity, and harmony amongst the peoples of the world. Then again, we’ve tried that year after year, and it never seems to yield any sweet fruit. Instead, let’s think very seriously about the best video games that will be coming to our homes through 2012. Between the launch of the Wii U, the (North American/European) debut of the PlayStation Vita, and...

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Gamer Stereotypes: Biggest Misconceptions

Gamer Stereotypes: Biggest Misconceptions

If you are an adult who plays video games, there’s a chance you don’t talk about the pastime while you’re in what society calls “polite company.” Though the rise of casual gaming has brought the overall reputation of video games up a notch, you’re still bound to get weird looks if you’re over the age of 15 and you admit that video games are really cool. The unfortunate reason for gaming’s ugly reputation can be blamed...

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Most Offensive Video Games Ever

Most Offensive Video Games Ever

When you express yourself, you stand a good chance of cheesing off at least one person who’s listening. Count on it. Oftentimes, when we pick up a paintbrush or sit down at our keyboards, the things we do and say unintentionally offend others. Other times, we know that what we have to say is going to turn the civilized population on its head, but we do it anyway because we feel it’s vital to foster change and challenge old boundaries. And, of course,...

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Steve Jobs: The Most Influential Person in Gaming?

Steve Jobs: The Most Influential Person in Gaming?

If you were given a trophy and instructed to award it to the Most Influential Person in Video Game Development, who would get the honor? You can probably grab a few names off the top of your head: Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright, Carol Shaw, Gunpei Yokoi, Richard “Lord British” Garriott, Toru Iwatani–the list goes on and on. After all, games have evolved at such a remarkable pace that men and women are always making industry-changing contributions...

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