Video Games: An Animation

This amazing video was meant to be the introduction to an aborted documentary about video game addiction.  Vimeo user MUSCLEBEAVER created the animation to show the evolution of video games, from Pong to the modern day. Featuring nods to everything from Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros. 3, Escape from Monkey Island, Doom and Street Fighter […]

Doubt: The Video Game

Movie tie-in games are a dime a dozen: They are often quickly and cheaply produced, which more often than not results in a terrible finished product. Perhaps if more developers were willing to take a chance and create games based on Oscar nominated films like Doubt, movie tie-in titles wouldn’t have such a bad reputation.  […]

Video Game Inspired Paintings

Artist James Barnett has created a series of oil paintings based on popular video games, what he calls Fauxvism.  The paintings feature virtual locales from Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and Fallout 3 to name a few, amazingly interpreted in the style of Les Fauves.  Barnett navigates the game world as an artist would in […]

The Ten Most Annoying Video Game Baddies of All Time

I spent a great deal of my childhood playing video games; some would say that too much of my childhood was devoted to games, but that’s another discussion entirely.  I played what was available to me, mostly Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and PC games.  Like any avid gamer, I often ran out of lives, […]

Gaming Forum Creates Criterion Collection Video Game Box Art

The crazy kids over at the NeoGAF.com started a bit of a photoshop meme earlier this month:  What would video game box art look like if it were done in the style of Criterion Collection DVD covers? Criterion Collection films are known for their striking cover designs; a fact that the folks over at NeoGAF […]

The Onion Satirizes Video Game Violence with “Close Range”

The Onion has posted a very interesting story about video game violence, featuring a game called Close Range.  The game consists entirely of shooting people in the face with various guns at point blank range, and has been hailed by critics and fans alike as a masterpiece of video game design. Since The Onion is […]

Video: Game of Thrones Episode 5.9 Recap

Joel Minty joins Peter Counter to talk about some of the crazy stuff that went down in season five’s penultimate Game of Thrones episode, named after Martin’s fifth book “The Dance of Dragons”.

Video: Game of Thrones Episode 5.6 Recap

What dragon eggs did you miss on the latest episode of Game of Thrones? We weigh in on the episode’s troubling final scene, talk pros and cons, and more! Watch our video recap of season 5 episode 6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”.

Video: Game of Thrones Episode 5.3 Recap

Arya plants a sword tree! Jon and Stannis become bros! And Littlefinger gives Sansa an offer that she absolutely should refuse! Watch our video recap of season 5 episode 3 – “High Sparrow” – with contributors Elena and Peter.