Six days ago, the PlayStation Network went down. Although some users can manage to get Netflix and other services to work, video gaming online continues to be a lost cause.
As soon as PSN flickered out, rumors began circling that the outage had been caused by the most notorious of all internet griefers: Anonymous.
I hope you watched that entire Duke Nukem Forever trailer. Next, you should watch this compilation of one-liners from previous Duke Nukem games. Are you feeling like more of a man yet? Because I do. And I'm a woman. So that's saying something.
Duke Nukem Forever seems to be in a perpetual state of controversy.
In many role-playing games, townspeople instantly recognize you as a hero, even if they don't know you. It can be nice, living in a world where everybody thinks you're the coolest and needs your help -- but Dragon Age 2 takes it a little too far.
Following the trail of cute was like a secret pass to the best games of PAX. From the tiny undead samurai of Skulls of the Shogun, to the chipmunk-headed weirdos of Slam Bolt Scrappers,
we got a showcase of everything indie and quirky and new by avoiding
the overblown ad budgets of the center floor. Our best stop, however,
was to Warp, tucked away in a corner of the convention floor.
So PAX East has come and gone -- and left behind a trail of broken hearts. One has only to check out the "Missed Connections" section of Craigslist to sense the palpable longing of nerds who almost -- but didn't -- get laid.
PAX East tf2 female engineer cosplay - m4wI was dressed up as Monkey D Luffy from One Piece, we posed for a
picture together (which is completely awesome and you have to see it).
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.
My second day at PAX East began in the expo hall with an intense, emotional video. The Gambit Game Lab of MIT gathered some data about hate speech in gaming communities, and then they recorded actors performing the collected comments out loud. The video doesn't analyze the data collected or attempt to argue with the hate speech in any way, and the presenters at the booth told me they considered it to be more of an art project to increase awareness rather than an official study.
Read my recap of the first half of Day 1 of PAX East here.
After writing about my busy morning of gaming in the expo hall and rocking out to chiptune DJs, I headed back to the jam space again around 3:00 to see some non-chiptune music. I had hoped to play a little myself, but the atmosphere of the room is simultaneously intimidating and welcoming.
I've been at PAX East, over at the Boston Convention Center, since early this morning. I'd like to tell you my convention experience began with Jane McGonigal's keynote speech about her new book, Reality Is Broken. Unfortunately, I missed her keynote because the line for press passes was far longer than I anticipated.
THE SONY NGP Is this a Magic Eye image? If I cross my eyes and back away, will I see a pussy?
I realize this controversy happened a week and a half ago, but it still makes me want to punch a wall until my hand falls off, so here we go.
Mr. Jaffe, you may recall saying the following statement about the new Sony NGP:
DEAD SPACE 2 C'mon, Isaac, no need to beat yourself up.
Since playing the campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops, and more recently since playing Dead Space 2, I've been thinking about how video games deal with the trope of the unreliable narrator.
Despite the Call of Duty reputation for forgettable, cookie-cutter campaigns, Black Ops surprised me.
Please, please, please let this trailer for Batman: Arkham City mean what I think it means. It looks like Batman and the Joker double-teaming. It looks like co-op gameplay. It looks like I could sit on my couch and flip a coin with my partner to decide the undecideable: which of us gets to be Joker and which of us gets to be Batman, holy shit, holy shit, holy shit
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.
Two characters getting married in Fable 3 (via Co-Optimus)
"This is my bold claim - I need you to experience something in Fable that you as gamers have never experienced before...Everybody is talking about emotion, story, engagement and narrative. We have tried to approach it in a different way. We are going to explore love." -- Peter Molyneux, creator of the Fable games (Via BBC)
Holy crap, it's an Oregon Trail ferry crossing the Charles River. What is that doing there? We have no answer for you, other than, "Because it's awesome."
We've recently buckled down and published our very own Top 50 Video Games of All Time, with plenty of help from the voters who've been playing the Laser Orgy 500 Battle
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