“Heavy Rain”: Flood of inspiration or creative drizzle?

As a kind of rebellion against the glut of uninspired spin-offs and sequels so prevalent in the gaming industry, I’ve come to live my life by a certain code. Stark in its simplicity, the code states that innovation and risks in gaming must be supported. Period. The end. Sometimes this is a bitter pill to […]

Ruining your life for Mass Effect 2 is worth it: Why you owe it to yourself to play one of the greatest video games ever made

If you’ve been gaming for any amount of time you’ve definitely been exposed to a fair amount of hype and hyperbole that never actually ended up materializing into the end all be all that was originally promised.  Whether that lie was the illusion of choice, morality or freedom that exists in current gaming narratives or […]

Combining the best of the old with the best of the new

It’s very probable that anyone reading this article has at some point in their life played a Super Mario game. The tale of the portly Italian plumber and his never-ending quest to save the princess of a fungal kingdom from a marauding dragon-turtle and his army of flying turtles and fire-spitting piranha plants is … […]

Combining the best of the old with the best of the new

It’s very probable that anyone reading this article has at some point in their life played a Super Mario game. The tale of the portly Italian plumber and his never-ending quest to save the princess of a fungal kingdom from a marauding dragon-turtle and his army of flying turtles and fire-spitting piranha plants is … […]

Modern Warfare 2: raising the bar for first-person shooters

Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare 2 is a stunning accomplishment. Infinity Ward’s sophomore entry in the Modern Warfare franchise is a mosaic of intense action, expert pacing and a complex narrative with huge stakes. Taking place five years after the original, Modern Warfare 2 is a quest that spans the globe in the never-ending […]

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: The reason I own a PS3

As my eyes began to tear up, due solely to my inability to rip my gaze away from the TV screen as the credits rolled in the seminal gaming experience that is developer Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, two words lingered in my mind like a benediction: Holy. Crap. Often funny, sometimes poignant and […]

Eating at In ‘N Out Doesn’t Make You a Californian

Hey buddy, Jonny Poole here. Just wanted to drop a quick line to you and all the other Utah natives out there so that there’s no confusion in the upcoming months. See, now that In ‘N Out Burger is officially constructing locations in Utah, I know it must be tough to remember that you’re not […]

Bethesda Wants You to Get Wet

Bethesda Software is known far and wide for its incredibly deep, varied and story-driven games. Just so you know, their latest offering – Wet – fits into none of these categories. As a matter of fact, Wet fits into a strange, almost paradoxical subset of games that can be categorized as fun but not necessarily good. Based […]