video games

Alpha Protocol Developer Walkthrough

Developer Obsidian Entertainment has posted a walkthrough for their new game Alpha Protocol, a real-world espionage role-playing game. Although still early in development, Alpha Protocol is starting to look a little bit like a real-world version of Mass Effect, with more of a focus on the role-playing aspects.  It’s refreshing to see an RPG that […]

Get The Orange Box for $9.99 This Weekend

What are you doing this weekend?  If you don’t already own The Orange Box you’re going to be downloading and playing it—you no longer have any excuses.  Valve Software‘s online game distribution service Steam has priced The Orange Box listed at $9.99 for this weekend only. That’s right, you can own Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: […]

Mega64: Shadow of the Colossus

Those crazy Mega64 kids are at it again.  This time they parody Fumito Ueda‘s amazing Shadow of the Colossus much to the confusion and bewilderment of onlookers. If you haven’t played Shadow of the Colossus I urge you to do so, it is easily one of the greatest games ever made.

Multidimensional Platformer Fez Set for 2009 Release

Montréal developer Polytron Corporation unveiled their mind-bending 2D/3D platformer FEZ last year and we haven’t heard much about it since. That is until the indie studio posted a brand new trailer for the game a few weeks ago. If you aren’t intrigued by this conceptually brilliant, multidimensional platformer… Well, then I guess I didn’t know you as […]

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 […]

BioShock 2: First Gameplay Footage

Gametrailers.com has posted an exclusive first look at gameplay footage from BioShock 2.  BioShock 2 is the sequel to 2K Games brilliant BioShock which hit consoles and PC in 2007.  BioShock 2 sees the player return the underwater city of Rapture, but this time you aren’t alone. Soviet troops have stormed the undersea dystopia and […]

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 […]

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Characters Revealed

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 ,the sequel to Activision’s 2006 hit game Marvel Ultimate Alliance is due out this Fall.  The game follows the recent Civil War storyline that rocked the main Marvel universe.  The U.S. government enacts a superhuman registration act after an incident caused by a third-rate Superhero team results in the death of […]

Konami Unveils New Metal Gear Solid Game

Konami and Kojima Productions have released the first teaser video for the untitled Metal Gear Solid sequel.  Details are scarce at the moment, but the timing is perfect given certain statements made by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this past week. No release date has been given. […]

Katamari Damacy Rolls onto PlayStation 3

Katamari Damacy the oddball franchise from Namco Bandai will finally arrive on Sony’s PlayStation 3 later this year. Katamari Damacy titles have previously appeared on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable.  Katamari Damacy is simple in concept but insane in execution.  The player controls the Prince of the Universe as he rolls up […]

New Batman Arkham Asylum Trailer

The third trailer for the game Batman Arkham Asylum has hit the web.  The trailer showcases the stealth elements of the game for the first time, which is a relief to many who thought the title would just be a straight actioner.   The game puts the player in the role of Batman, as he attempts […]

Podcast 1: The Watchmen

Jeff, Will, and our friends Kiara, Rajiv, and Kevin Smith—no, not that one: the other one—discuss Watchmen the movie, the graphic novel, and the new video game. Did Zack Snyder manage to be faithful to the comic? Would it have been better as a television series directed by Terry Gilliam? Will Kevin ever learn how to pick a lock? The dorks answer these and other questions in just under an hour.

67 of the Best 4kb Java Games You’ll Ever Play

It’s amazing what you can pack into 4096 bytes.  Java4k.com, a site dedicated to the creation and distribution of 4kb Java games, and has compiled a list of the top microscopic games of the year.  Among the best are 4k versions of classics like Asteroids, Brickbreaker, Tower Defense and Mega Man. A standout for me […]

Quake Live Public Beta Now Open

id Software‘s web-based first person shooter Quake Live entered the open beta stage of development last week. Quake Live, based on id‘s popular 1999 shooter Quake III Arena is a free multiplayer browser based first person shooter. For those of you wanting an nostalgic throwback to the world of PC gaming circa 1999(man, that makes […]

BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams Teaser Site Launched

A new teaser site for BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams, There’s Something in the Sea, has been making the rounds online. It features a few documents concerning the kidnapping of a little girl by a red-eyed monster. The site follows a teaser trailer that came on the disc of BioShock for the PlayStation 3. Sea […]