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Ahead of the Gamenew

Eugene's video gaming community is primed for growth as the upcoming Indie Game Con spotlights this buzzing industry.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  09-25-2014  |  Video Games

Home on the Range: A Review of ‘Banished’new

The simplicity of world-building in the spartan “Banished” puts the focus on survival.
Jackson Free Press  |  Nick Judin  |  03-13-2014  |  Video Games

Where No Kerbal Has Gone Beforenew

“Kerbal Space Program” combines careful engineering with the simple pleasure of exploding little green men.
Jackson Free Press  |  Nick Judin  |  12-05-2013  |  Video Games

And Joysticks For Allnew

It's time to queer up video games, but it's not just about sexual orientation. Rebel game designers and academics in the tech industry's backyard are starting a discussion on representation in video games, calling for more women, more people of color, and more than the usual binary gender roles.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Joe Fitzgerald  |  10-24-2013  |  Video Games

Historical Revisionism: A Review of ‘Civilization V’new

The “Civilization” series is still releasing engrossing strategy games after two decades.
Jackson Free Press  |  Nick Judin  |  08-16-2013  |  Video Games

Everything's Kinectednew

The new Xbox One’s privacy settings are causing controversy in the gaming community.
Jackson Free Press  |  Nick Judin  |  06-24-2013  |  Video Games

'SSX' proves innovation and adrenaline can go hand in handnew

Sports games are one of the most tired genres of the video games industry.
San Antonio Current  |  Grayson Hamilton  |  07-20-2012  |  Video Games

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' deliversnew

When it comes to Star Wars, a massively-multiplayer-online world not unlike World of Warcraft seems like a no-brainer.
San Antonio Current  |  Grayson Hamilton  |  03-05-2012  |  Video Games

The Best Games to Gift in Decembernew

Ask any gamer out there what the biggest problem with the holiday season is and most of them will say, "There's too many games to choose from!"
San Antonio Current  |  Grayson Hamilton  |  11-30-2011  |  Video Games

Rated M for Immaturenew

Time-sucking dragon quests and gargantuan battlefields await the man-boys of 2011.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  11-23-2011  |  Video Games

Even if you hate Microsoft, Gears of War 3 is worth buying the 360 fornew

From the Michael Bay over-the-top explosion set pieces, to the near constant onslaught of juggernaut Locust soldiers, to the bro-motional, albeit predictable finale, Gears of War 3 is a symphonic bloodbath co-operative shooter that masters the Epic Games' formula constructed over the past five years.
San Antonio Current  |  Grayson Hamilton  |  09-28-2011  |  Video Games

A Haven for Old-School Gamersnew

Eight-vs-eight online death matches, intuitive AI enemies that adapt to your tactics, destructible environments governed by real world physics, and deep, enriching narratives that weave complex characters into a singular goal to stop an overwhelming evil force.
San Antonio Current  |  Grayson Hamilton  |  09-01-2011  |  Video Games

Back To School, Back To Video Gamesnew

Staying inside means more opportunities to crank up gaming rigs, which is a good thing for the lagging videogame industry.
Boise Weekly  |  Michael Lafferty  |  08-29-2011  |  Video Games

Activision vs ‘Call of Duty’ Designers: Why CoD Will Lose its Lusternew

It seems like every other year or so, some no-name studio or company throws down the gauntlet against one of the major video game publishers with some kind of wishy-washy claim that they’ve been swindled.
San Antonio Current  |  people's gamer  |  03-25-2011  |  Video Games

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: 10 Years in the Makingnew

One game has been on the mind of gamers since the first time they saw it in the arcades and on the home consoles back in 2000 — Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.
San Antonio Current  |  Mike V. and the people's gamer  |  03-07-2011  |  Video Games

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