|Innovation sorely lacking in MMOs
07/27/2007 08:56:00 AM PC.360.PS3
Changing names and environments won't be enough to sustain the genre as it enters a new phase
|To Swag or not to Swag: That is the question
07/20/2007 08:56:00 AM PC.XB.PSP.PS2.MB.PS3.WII.360.NDS
Wanted – journalists who want to write about the industry, not just those interested in seeing how much free stuff they can get
|Tale of the Tape: The Battle for E3
07/06/2007 12:37:00 PM PC.360.WII.PS3
With each console hitting their stride this year, who will walk away with honors this E3, and who will simply walk away?
|Auto Assault closing its doors – a retrospective
07/03/2007 09:26:00 AM PC
The game may not have been a financial hit, but it did succeed on certain levels
|The New Face of Casual Games
06/29/2007 07:45:00 AM PC.XB.PS2.WII.PS3.360.NDS.PSP
The sheer amount of games to choose from is staggering! The sheer amount of games to choose from is staggering!
|AMA wants compulsive video gaming declared a mental illness – a rebuttal
06/25/2007 11:32:00 AM PC.XB.GC.PS2.PSP.NDS.WII.PS3.360.MB.GBA
Medical profession needs to focus on the true illnesses of this world, not try to make a profit over irresponsible behavior
|First-person shooters: Breaking out of the mundane
06/22/2007 07:45:00 AM PC.PS2.WII.PS3.360.NDS.PSP.XB
A look at what’s on the horizon in the realm of first-person shooters to determine if developers are still trying to push the envelope
|Buying Virtual Property - Online Economies and “Gold Farmers”
06/08/2007 07:45:00 AM PC
An old adage is this: people only value what they have to work for
|Technology or so to speak
06/01/2007 08:53:00 AM PC.PS3.360.NDS.PSP.PS2
I am talking about the designing, building, fortifying and outfitting of an actual movie theater/video game room.
|The Woman's Perspective: Thinking Independent
05/25/2007 07:45:00 AM PC.PS3.WII.360
How episodic content and next-generation gaming will usher in a new Golden Age of Gaming
|Fighting Games – What We’ve Gained, What We’ve Lost
05/18/2007 07:45:00 AM PC.WII.PS3.360.NDS.PSP.GC.PS2.XB.GBA
Risks, as Ed Boon learned more than 15 years ago, are very much worth taking
|Are MMOs too complicated?
05/14/2007 04:45:00 PM PC
Games have achieved graphic beauty, now might be a good time to look at gameplay elements
|What if Microsoft released a handheld?
05/04/2007 07:47:00 AM GBA.PSP.MB.NDS
In a Nintendo universe and a Sony planet, what if Microsoft decided to compete in the world of portable gaming?
|Editorial: Is the Beast Master class new to the Star Wars Galaxies Online game or just a return to a discarded class?
04/27/2007 10:37:00 AM PC
SWG reintroduces the pet class and the whole thing smacks of "bad faith" with those who once played the creature handler profession
|Final Fantasy Dreams for a New Tomorrow
04/27/2007 07:47:00 AM 360.WII.PS3
Why this gamer girl thinks remakes shouldn’t just apply to Hollywood movies
|Spore - can it deliver?
04/20/2007 07:47:00 AM PC
Will Wright has to be applauded for bringing such a unique idea to the gaming world
|The "power creep" still an unsolved problem for MMOs
04/13/2007 07:47:00 AM PC.360.PS3
As time goes on, power creep begins to create significant headaches for both developers and players
|Gaming on the Go: Size Doesn’t Matter
04/06/2007 07:47:00 AM GBA.PSP.NDS.MB
As the console wars go into full swing, the power of handhelds cannot be denied
|Playing games is not just childs' play
03/30/2007 07:47:00 AM PC.360.PS3.WII.NDS.MB.PSP.PS2
Studies show that the more engaged we keep our minds and bodies, the more likely we’ll live longer
|Sports Games - Making the Transition to Next-Gen
03/23/2007 07:47:00 AM 360.PS3.WII
Though the state of sports games may look dim at the moment, we needn’t despair
|How viable are voice programs in role-playing games?
03/16/2007 07:47:00 AM PC
Voice alteration has come a long way, but still has a ways to go
|Welcome to the world of mods - but enter at the risk of addiction
03/09/2007 09:47:00 AM PC
Modding is a fact of life in the gaming world
|Writer's Block: Why Hollywood’s fascination with games is a double-edged sword and why Orlando Bloom is just so pixel-icious
03/02/2007 10:21:00 AM PC.PS2.XB.PSP.360.PS3.WII.NDS.GBA
Hollywood’s influence on games isn’t an entirely bad for games
|Writers' Block: RTS: The graphics have been improved, how about new gameplay?
02/23/2007 10:06:00 AM PC
Hopefully developers will take storytelling, among other aspects, to the next level
|Writers' Block: We have the technology, so why aren't we using it?
02/16/2007 09:05:00 AM 360.WII.PS3
The PS3 is supposedly the most powerful gaming machine out there, so why did they provide the same cables that were featured on the original Playstation?
|Writers' Block: Christmas is Over – Now What?
02/12/2007 04:14:00 PM PC.XB.PS2.WII.PS3.360.NDS.PSP.GBA.GC
What happens when one system shortage has run its course, and another just won’t seem to end?
|Writers' Block: Wii Shooters: Another View
02/02/2007 09:35:00 AM WII
Nintendo must get in the game!
|Writer's Block: She's On My Team!
01/26/2007 09:28:00 AM PC.XB.PS2.PSP.PS3.360.NDS
How a hardcore gaming girl slowly became accepted on Xbox Live and other online games
|Writers' Block: Wii First-Person Shooters: Good Idea, Bad Idea?
01/19/2007 01:11:00 PM WII
... if you’re going to make a Wii FPS, it must have motion controls. It must function as a mouse and keyboard replacement.
|Writers' Block: MMO Perspective: The environments are great, now how about improving character classes …
01/11/2007 02:15:00 PM PC.360
The MMO industry does a terrific job of creating stellar environments but too often we are left with cookie-cutter classes and professions
|Goodbye 2006 – you did a great job of setting up the next generation of immersive gaming
12/31/2006 02:30:00 AM PC.XB.WII.PS3.360.NDS.PSP.MB.GBA.PS2
We have the graphical power at our fingertips, now all we need are the stories
|Use one tablet every day for an enriched PC experience
12/29/2006 08:57:00 AM PC
With Vista on the horizon, a tablet for the PC may be a wise investment for would-be graphic artists and game designer wannabes
|Console Wars: The Launch Games Lineup
11/14/2006 08:03:00 AM PS3.WII
A look at five launch titles for each new system that may be worth your hard-earned money.
|The Console Wars: Launch is Nigh
11/08/2006 11:12:00 AM 360.PS3.WII
Weighing in on your next-gen purchasing decision this fall
|Stat babies cropping up in online games
08/07/2006 01:49:00 PM PC.XB.360.PS2
Some players care more for individual performance than team effort to detriment of MMO space
08/01/2006 10:17:00 AM PC.GBA.PSP.WII.PS3.360.NDS.MB.NG.GC.PS2.XB
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 PC.XB.WII.PS3.360.NDS.MB.PSP.NG.GBA.GC.PS2
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 PC.PS2.WII.PS3.360.NDS.MB.PSP.GBA.GC.XB
Survey prompts thoughts on who has the best hand-eye coordination
|A Revolution-ary Name Change?
04/27/2006 04:11:00 PM REV
Revolution was once considered a code name, but eventually received its own logo and was presumed to be the final name...
|MMO column on bugs, hacks draws readers' comments
03/20/2006 03:25:00 PM PC
Readers respond to the issue of hacks and bugs stealing entertainment and enjoyment from MMOs
|A Launch To Remember: PlayStation 3
03/16/2006 10:21:00 AM PS3
Louis Bedigian takes a look forward as he anticipates the launch of the PS3 this Fall 2006
|Bugs, exploits hamper an MMO, but the fault is mostly with players breaking the rules
03/02/2006 01:38:00 PM PC
When players resort to cheating to feel superior, despite the best intentions of the developers, the fun leaves the game
|Getting the word out about what an MMO contains
02/14/2006 04:34:00 PM PC
In a market that is starting to become crowded, maybe succinct in-depth reports may help developers hold a transitory community
|Cyber athletics versus real-world athletics: Never the twain shall meet
02/01/2006 01:39:00 PM PC.360.NDS.MB.PSP.GBA.GC.XB.PS2.GIZ
Video games allow us to pursue dreams of glory in settings that are, for the most part, less than realistic
|Angelina's Most Anticipated Games of 2006
01/30/2006 08:26:00 AM PS2.XB.PSP.360.PS3.NDS
There are certainly a number of games across the platforms that this girl has her sights set on and so I thought I would share a few of the games that have me eagerly awaiting their arrival.
|Anticipation Station: Halo, Silent Hill and Grand Theft Auto
11/09/2005 04:18:00 PM PS2.360.XB
Join us as we take a look into the future of Bungie, Konami and Rockstar's most important sequels, as well as an oddity, Dark Cloud.
|Goodbye, New Dereth, I will always remember you fondly
08/29/2005 07:28:00 PM PC
Looking back on what Asheron’s Call 2 inspired in the wake of Turbine’s decision to close the game
|Are Video Games In Danger?
08/02/2005 01:15:00 PM PC.XB.PS2.GC.PSP.NDS
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.
|Anticipation Station: Fighting Games
07/15/2005 10:33:00 AM PS2.PSP.360
Check out the Fighting Games coming that GP's Louis Bedigian is anticipating the most
|What place do mods have in MMOs?
07/13/2005 04:33:00 PM PC
To mod or not to mod, wish it were an easy question
|Anticipation Station: Nintendo DS
06/26/2005 07:56:00 PM NDS
Check out the DS games coming that GP's Louis Bedigian is anticipating the most
06/20/2005 06:53:00 PM PS2.PSP.360
Check out the games coming this Fall that GP's Louis Bedigian is anticipating the most
|Do real-life players create unrealistic expectations in sports games?
06/13/2005 05:47:00 PM PC.NDS.PSP.GBA.GC.XB.PS2
When rules of the game are not adhered to, frustration can set in
|Pre-E3: Is Xbox 360 the Next Generation of Gaming?
05/13/2005 02:16:00 PM XB
We stood up and cheered when the rumors were confirmed -- Perfect Dark Zero was unveiled, it was playable, and should be ready to go at the console's launch.
|The Price is Right
05/05/2005 11:28:00 AM PC.NDS.PSP.XB.GC.NG.GBA.PS2
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 PC.XB.GC.PS2
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 PC.NG.NDS.PSP.GBA.GC.XB.PS2
It's a joke that actors would expect royalties from games. We don't buy games because of the actors.
|Reply to an open letter: Where do MMOs go from here?
03/17/2005 01:48:00 PM PC
A few thoughts to follow up on questions posed by SOE President Jack Smedley
|My First Portable PlayStation
03/16/2005 02:58:00 PM PSP
With another week of anticipation ahead before the console is released, Louis Bedigian went nuts when he got his hands on his very own...cardboard cutout of a PSP
|Looking Back: The Current Generation Nears Its End
03/10/2005 08:49:00 AM PS2.XB.GC
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.
|Support Issues Undercut Amazing MMO Game Experience
02/24/2005 02:11:00 PM PC
When is too much success a bad thing? Blizzard seems to be walking the line with their new hit, World of Warcraft.
|The Faces We Choose in the Worlds We Visit
01/21/2005 03:51:00 PM PC
Perceptions can be dangerous things and lead to wrongful assumptions about the “good” or “evil” of a race
|Guild Wars creates more skill-based challenge
01/13/2005 11:43:00 AM PC
MMO title give players option to create pre-built PvP avatars
|The Future of Gaming - Part III
11/15/2004 01:44:00 PM PS2.GC.XB
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.
|Guild Wars advances player combat skills and tries to level the field, but is it moving in the right direction?
11/10/2004 09:14:00 AM PC
First thoughts on the state of combat models in the realm of massively multiplayer games
|Dancing with Zombies at the Silent Hill Motel
10/19/2004 10:19:00 AM PC.PS2.XB.GC
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 PS2.XB.GC.GBA
Part Uno + Uno =Unos or “Innovate or Die”
|The Future of Gaming
09/20/2004 03:46:00 PM PC.PS2.XB.GBA.GC
PART UNO: The Build Up and The Early Adopters
|High expectations can lead to high levels of disappointment
08/30/2004 11:49:00 AM PC
Beta testers need to adopt a new mantra before entering a game
|The good and bad of the gridiron.
08/19/2004 09:02:00 AM PS2
Lets discuss the two predominate Football games strengths and weaknesses, and how to make each game better.
|Sometimes you have to slow down and cyber-smell the realm’s roses
08/12/2004 04:39:00 PM PC
Powerleveling can often cause players to overlook the very elements that started them playing a game
|In a battle of benefits and harm rendered between videogames and television, the loser is …
08/05/2004 11:56:00 AM PC.PS2.GC.GBA.PSX.XB
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 PC.XB.GC.PS2
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 PS2.XB.GBA.GC
A look at the most important games you shouldn’t have missed.
|MMP market may be growing with new titles, but it takes a lot for the titles to succeed
07/22/2004 04:40:00 PM PC
Games evolve, gamers evolve but the fate of games lies in the hands of its players
|The EA Sports Coverboy Curse – Fact or Fiction?
07/06/2004 04:26:00 PM PC.PS2.GC.XB
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 PS2.XB.GC
GamingPolo takes a close look at V Games
|A Night at the Fight Club
06/14/2004 10:15:00 AM PS2.XB.GC
GamingPolo's Eduardo Zacarias AKA Tyler Burping takes a look at what he says are the Best Fight Games
|Does character customization get any better than City of Heroes?
06/10/2004 03:28:00 PM PC
Cryptic has raised the bar for all games, not just MMP titles
|Problems abound with Lineage II, but hope remains
06/04/2004 02:37:00 PM PC
The community needs to come together to help create a thriving atmosphere, not one of dissent
|Have you ever had…
05/23/2004 05:03:00 PM PS2.GBA.GC.XB
Have you ever had the videogame world invade your “real” world?
|Online Gaming: Best Of The Best . . . So Far
04/21/2004 10:42:00 AM PS2.XB
Find out which games GamingPolo picks as the top PS2 and Xbox Online games
|Bargain Bin Binge
04/09/2004 11:52:00 AM PC
The chance to Uncover a Classic Game
|Hollywood Ate My Consoles
04/08/2004 01:31:00 PM PC.XB.GBA.GC.PS2
The Bearer shares his opinions of the impact of Hollywood on Video Games