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Videogames proven to cause aggressive behavior

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I got a press release from the University of Missouri today with the headline “Violent Video Games Proven To Increase Aggressive Behavior.” As someone with a degree in science, it appalled me to see that headline later followed by text that states, “Scientists have known for years that playing violent video games causes players […]

Red Faction: Battlegrounds (Xbox 360) Review

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Red Faction: Battlegrounds is only recommendable to those who already got it for free as a pre-order bonus, and it’s not even that good of a deal for them…
Read the full review here.


Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I like that the PS3 has different trophy types, but why not assign each type a score and then add them all up into a single gamer score? The gamer level thing is rather lame…

Bits cost more than discs?

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Someone explain to me why PSP games available for download on the PSN store are more expensive than the retail boxed versions on UMD? For the exact same game?!?

Hands off my roll!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The official press release for the release of the DS game C.O.R.E. included this snippet:
“Taking the roll of Jason Crane, a member of an elite military unit, players will have the opportunity to explore the vast C.O.R.E. complex, traversing through living quarters, warehouses and laboratories all in an effort to find the parties responsible for […]

War Bad, Torture Good

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Konami created a flurry of controversy when it announced that it would be publishing Six Days in Fallujah, a game based on the bloody battle from the War in Iraq. Too insensitive! Too disrespectful! Too violent! Too soon! Once again those who love to denigrate videogames were up in arms […]

At least your cooking coach will be healthy

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Today Ubisoft announced My Healthy Cooking Coach for the DS. Apparently grammar is not the company’s strong suit,as the object of the software is to coach users in the art of healthful cooking and not to keep a virtual cooking coach in good health. It would be nice to see the title […]

Are they serious?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

PETA has protested the cooking of animals in Cooking Mama World Kitchen for the Wii. Apparently the wholesale slaughter of humans, aliens, zombies, and other two-legged critters in shooters is acceptable, but whipping up some virtual ginger pork is morally bankrupt. To Majesco’s credit, they’ve decided to roll with it. Here’s their […]

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Avatars!

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

If you’re ever tried to search for a download on Xbox Live then you know that the interface makes it time-consuming and difficult to find what you’re looking for. The interface has been long overdue for an overhaul, so there was little surprise at E3 in July when Microsoft announced that it was also […]

A Call For Heroes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

How come every time there is a crisis in a fantasy kingdom the people turn to some kid wearing a loincloth and carrying a butter knife? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? And yet that’s the way just about every RPG ever made begins. Does anyone out there fantasize about being a knight so […]