Zoned In

Zoned In Writer's BlockGamingPolo Editorials are special features - Zoned In or Writer's Block - by your favorite GamingPolo journalists. Here they share their opinions on a variety of game related topics; covering everything from trends, favorite games, developments in gaming, personal gaming experiences, and more.

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AMA wants compulsive video gaming declared a mental illness – a rebuttal
06/25/2007 11:32:00 AM
Medical profession needs to focus on the true illnesses of this world, not try to make a profit over irresponsible behavior
Fighting Games – What We’ve Gained, What We’ve Lost
05/18/2007 07:45:00 AM
Risks, as Ed Boon learned more than 15 years ago, are very much worth taking
Writers' Block: Christmas is Over – Now What?
02/12/2007 04:14:00 PM
What happens when one system shortage has run its course, and another just won’t seem to end?
Goodbye, E3
08/01/2006 10:17:00 AM
The so-called “evolution” of E3 is a nice way of disguising its dissolution.
E3 is not gone, but it will not be as it once was
07/31/2006 04:38:00 PM
What was once a cacophony of sight and sound is not more, but the trade show will survive. With that in mind, it is time to look back
Gamers rule in hand-eye coordination, but only in the context of games
05/22/2006 05:10:00 PM
Survey prompts thoughts on who has the best hand-eye coordination
Cyber athletics versus real-world athletics: Never the twain shall meet
02/01/2006 01:39:00 PM
Video games allow us to pursue dreams of glory in settings that are, for the most part, less than realistic
Are Video Games In Danger?
08/02/2005 01:15:00 PM
I recently heard about something that wasn't so funny: outsourcing. It's just a rumor (for now), but the fear is that it won't be for long.
Do real-life players create unrealistic expectations in sports games?
06/13/2005 05:47:00 PM
When rules of the game are not adhered to, frustration can set in
The Price is Right
05/05/2005 11:28:00 AM
One of the things I believe is that gamers pay $300 for a home console because that's what they're used to doing.
The Return of Exclusivity
04/18/2005 03:28:00 PM
Exclusive games separate the competition. It makes owning each console worthwhile...
Again, George Lucas's point is proven: Hollywood doesn't care about anything. Just money.
04/15/2005 04:05:00 PM
It's a joke that actors would expect royalties from games.  We don't buy games because of the actors. 
Looking Back: The Current Generation Nears Its End
03/10/2005 08:49:00 AM
The closer we get to seeing what's next, the closer we get to shutting the door on what has become the most remarkable gaming era. 
The Future of Gaming - Part III
11/15/2004 01:44:00 PM
With the increased stakes at play, each and every step that the Big 3 takes is going to be measured, planned, and scrutinized to the n’th degree.
Dancing with Zombies at the Silent Hill Motel
10/19/2004 10:19:00 AM
Since the first Resident Evil game down to the latest chapter of the Silent Hill games, survival-horror games have come a long way
The Future of Gaming - Part II
10/11/2004 12:26:00 PM
Part Uno + Uno =Unos or “Innovate or Die”
The Future of Gaming
09/20/2004 03:46:00 PM
PART UNO:  The Build Up and The Early Adopters
In a battle of benefits and harm rendered between videogames and television, the loser is …
08/05/2004 11:56:00 AM
Games get a bad rap at times, but that isn’t the biggest contributor to problems facing the nation
Videogames making strides to step beyond the gaming platforms
07/29/2004 03:35:00 PM
The key lies in what elements leave the videogame world, and what are left behind
Overlooked and Underrated
07/26/2004 12:21:00 PM
A look at the most important games you shouldn’t have missed.
The EA Sports Coverboy Curse – Fact or Fiction?
07/06/2004 04:26:00 PM
Everyone wants to be on the cover of their own sports video game.  But does gracing the cover of an EA Sports title jeopardize a professional athlete’s season?
Why Enter The Matrix When You Could Enter The V Games?
06/21/2004 02:05:00 PM
GamingPolo takes a close look at V Games
A Night at the Fight Club
06/14/2004 10:15:00 AM
GamingPolo's Eduardo Zacarias AKA Tyler Burping takes a look at what he says are the Best Fight Games
Have you ever had…
05/23/2004 05:03:00 PM
Have you ever had the videogame world invade your “real” world?
Hollywood Ate My Consoles
04/08/2004 01:31:00 PM
The Bearer shares his opinions of the impact of Hollywood on Video Games