Violent Games are Gonna Hurt You for Real

  Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku recently wrote about an interesting study on violent videogames: In a ground-breaking new study, Professor Dong Wong Cho, who hails from a college in South Korea, has put his very […]

By Jared Chadwick

Better Late Than Never: Australia Adds R18+ Videogame Rating

Until recently the  Australian gaming population has been suffering under an iron fist of censorship in the gaming industry. Games like Grand Theft Auto and God of War were either censored or banned outright for […]

By Jared Chadwick

Videogame April Fools Jokes

In case you just couldn’t figure out the reason your friends and coworkers have been relentlessly tormenting you with stupid pranks all day yesterday, it’s because yesterday was April Fools day! And while April first may have already […]

By Jared Chadwick

Games Help to Heal Sandy Hook

Forget all the debates about videogames for a minute. All the back and forth about the correlation between violence and videogames,  the talks about evolving narrative and next generation consoles. This bit of good news from Polygon […]

By Jared Chadwick

In Space, No One Can Hear Your Screams of Dissapointment

  The release of Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines has been met with a critical cold shoulder since its release, but it seems the situation has gone from a poor reception to a full blown conspiracy for […]

By Jared Chadwick

Riot Just Like Real Life

Riots are a lot like the man-made equivalent of a natural disaster: terrifying and fascinating. So it’s a much safer option to experience them from the safety of your Android or iOS device, which, thanks to a small Italian-based dev team […]

By Jared Chadwick

Questing for Depression

Playing the hero (or villain) is fun and all, but sometimes just stepping into someone else’s shoes can feel as alien as any fantasy world. Case-in-point: Depression Quest, a game from Zoe Quinn that wants to […]

By Jared Chadwick

Newell and Abrams: Better Than Fan Fiction?

If I told you Valve made an unexpected announcement at the recent DICE conference your brain might go into preliminary meltdown at the prospect of Half-Life 3. Well if that’s the case I’ve got good news and […]

By Jared Chadwick

I (Used to) Get This Call Everyday: How David Gallant Lost His Job

  One of the great things about videogames is their ability to convey emotions to others when words alone wont suffice. But sometimes that isn’t such a great thing. Such is the case with David […]

By Jared Chadwick

A History of Violence

  At this point no one is safe from the news of the school shooting at Sandy Hook. It’s plastered on every news channel and mentioned in every political debate. If you’re like me, and […]

By Jared Chadwick

Square Enix Does Their Best Impression of Your Crazy Uncle With Hitman Facebook App

For a company that publishes games about contract killers, Square Enix certainly seems ignorant of the inherent dangers of the world we live in. Maybe their Facebook app that allowed you to put out “hits” on your […]

By Jared Chadwick

Bundle In A Box Beckons With Games and Good Will

We love charity. Except our managing editor Richard Clark. He hates charity. So don’t be like Richard, donate to Bundle In A Box and pick yourself up some awesome DRM free games that help out […]

By Jared Chadwick