I recently played Halo 4 with two people who had never
played any Halo games before. I summarized the series as best I could, but I
ran into a speed bump when they asked me to clarify the nature
of Master Chief and Cortana's relationship.
After I stuttered some insufficient explanations, one of them asked, "Is it a Tinkerbell fetish?"
Be sure to check out my PAX East recaps for the first half of Friday, the second half of Friday, and all of Saturday.
When I woke up this morning, my gamer-filled Twitter feed was full of condemnations of Daylight Savings Time. Poor PAX attendees are typically short on hours to sleep as it is, and taking away an hour really did a number on us all.
Castlevania's Gabriel Belmont, one of this year's hottest heroes
There's no better way to spend a snowy day than browsing through a slideshow of sexy video game guys. Luckily for you, my list of the sexiest video game studs of 2010 is right here for your time-wasting pleasure. There's a lot of variety in my top ten picks this year, so I can say with confidence that you're bound to see something you like.
The name of this Halo: Reach tournament, "Fight Like A Girl," is enough to get me to raise my hackles, but don't worry, these women mean well. Kari Toyama and Tasha Pettengill have been running the FLAG Halo tourney for five years, every October, in association with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone can enter, and the $10 entry fee ($20 for groups) goes towards breast and cervical cancer research.
VOTE NOW: The Laser Orgy 500 - the Phoenix's quest to crown the greatest video game of all time.
I often use Counter-Strike as the game to which I compare all other first-person shooters, mostly due to its old-school minimalist style. The game originated as a mod of Half-Life, took off unexpectedly, and remains an oldie-but-goodie for PC gamers.
Phoenix video-game reviewer Mitch Krpata writes on his blog about the new Borderlands DLC, "Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot." Personally, I'm more excited about the other DLC, "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned," and plan to buy both in short order. Borderlands has been my favorite Christmas present, hands down. I have even started having dreams about completing quests, and while that may be unhealthy, I can't get myself to care.
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