No one seems capable of agreeing on whether or not gaming's actually bad for you, or if it's any better or worse than the wide selection of other technologically-oriented activities with which we occupy ourselves these days. To be honest? The answer's not as simple as you'd expect. Read more
Not everyone you meet online is a vile scoundrel whose sole purpose is to make you miserable. There are plenty of awesome people out there too - people who are often forgotten, overshadowed by griefers and trolls. Today, we're going to tip our hat to just a few of the best people you'll meet while gaming. Read more
Today, I’m going to share a few of my favorite fan made games with you fine folks. If you’re not sold on the quality, check out a few of them yourself. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Read more
There's this thing that people have been doing lately called Swatting. It's exactly what it sounds like - you call in a fake police report and send a SWAT TEAM to someone's house. This is supposed to be...funny, I guess. Sometimes I'm ashamed to call myself a gamer. Read more
Some of you are probably still on the fence about buying Destiny. I'm among you, and the reviews I've read so far aren't helping. That's why I'm advocating something a little different - don't trust them. Find out for yourself if this is a game you want to play. Read more
Some villains enjoy what they do a little TOO much. Born sadists; these scoundrels take great joy in inflicting pain - be it psychological, emotional, or physical - on their opponents; the more the better. Today, we're going to have a look at some of the most vile, cruel antagonists to ever grace a video game. Read more
Oddly enough, soloing one's way through MMORPGs has actually become a legitimate way to play. Today, I'm going to look at a few arguments in favor of - and against - being a lone wolf in an MMO. Read more
A game's name might well be one of its most important aspects. It's the first thing any player is likely to hear when discussing a title, and it's what that player will associate with said title forevermore. For that reason, choosing an awkward, bizarre, or downright idiotic name...probably isn't the best way to draw in players. Someone should have let the developers of these MMOs in on that fact. Read more
With each passing year the headlines get bigger, the booths get bolder and games get better. Let's take a look at some of the best from this year's PAX Prime! Read more
Today, I'd like to zero in on a very specific problem I've been having with Star Wars: The Old Republic.It's an old problem, but one for which there still doesn't seem to exist any clear solution. Read more
There's this game that I recently started playing on Steam. It's not much to look at, and it's got zombies. Two strikes against it right there. Aside from that, though? It's the most fun I've had playing a sandbox game since I discovered Minecraft. It's called Unturned, and it's completely free. Read more
The sad truth is, ours is a hobby that doesn't really lend itself so well to good personal health. Quite the contrary, as a matter of fact; it's all too easy to vegetate while gaming and turn into a disease-ridden tub of lard. Today, I'd like to offer everybody a few tips to avoid this sad fate- and keep healthy without sacrificing too much game time. Read more
It's been said on more than one occasion that a horror MMO simply isn't possible. The genre simply isn't suited for that breed of game. Far better to keep horror titles as exclusively single-player experiences. Myself, I'm not so convinced. Read more
Since I've started writing regularly about gaming and learned more about the industry, my stance on software piracy has changed a bit. Today, I'm going to explain why, and hopefully sway at least a few of you over to my way of thinking. Or I'll start a downright legendary flame war. Either one's good. Read more
Today. let us examine the five cardinal sins of MMOs, in hopes that we can avoid committing any of them ourselves. Read more
I've finally given in. After avoiding the game for several years, I've renewed my World of Warcraft subscription. It's...not quite the game I remember. Not even close. Read more