By Guest Critic on July 2, 2012 - 7:18pm.
Second Skin is a 2008 documentary by Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza about MMO players' "second skin"—their avatars and virtual life. While looking at those into titles like World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Second Life, and others, MMO players' lives seem like an easy target for humor, Second Skin manages to avoid that.
By Richard Naik on June 24, 2012 - 12:35pm.
Hey Everybody, it's Monday Night Combat's Loveable Mascot, Bullseye! Kill Him. Kill Him Now!
HIGH As Captain Spark, leaping in at the last minute and preventing an enemy player from using the annihilator.
LOW Trying to play as the Gunslinger and being mostly useless.
WTF Staring in awe at the people that have figured out how to dominate everyone with Leo.
By Brad Gallaway on June 24, 2012 - 12:02pm.
I don't often think about the ESRB rating system (apart from the fact that I generally support it) but my oldest son asked me a question today about the difference between ratings, and I had to pause a moment before answering.
By Kristin Renee Taylor on June 16, 2012 - 7:39pm.
Choosing the Archer so I can Kick People in the Face
HIGH Pulling off a big, flashy combo against a boss and watching its health bar plummet
LOW Real money micro-transactions for game-changing,non-cosmetic gear, including... (see below)
WTF I have to spend cash to reset my skill points?!
By Dale Weir on June 15, 2012 - 1:45pm.
This fan film is called Aperture: Lab Ratt and made by Synthetic PictureHaus. It is based on the Valve comic called Lab Rat. Lab Rat told the story of an Aperture scientist named Doug Rattman, who apparently was one of the only survivors after GLaDOS's take over. Rattman was responsible for placing Chell (heroine of Portal) at the top of the list of test subject candidates that GLaDOS was to use and he also provided clues and warnings "behind the walls" of the Test Chambers for Chell to follow. Truly an important man whose story had to be told.
By Kristin Renee Taylor on May 19, 2012 - 5:16pm.
It was the power of adorkableness that convinced me to buy Kingdoms of Amalur. Seriously. I tried the demo and was resoundingly apathetic towards it, but when Day9 streamed it with Felicia Day at his house, and with the ridiculous hilarity that resulted by their combined dorkiness, I was dazzled by the geekiness and shelled out a full sixty bones for the PC version.
By GC Staff on May 3, 2012 - 7:27pm.
HIGH Seeing the Raccoon Police station rendered in gorgeous HD for the first time ever.
LOW Firing a full clip of assault rounds into a hunter as it yawns indifferently.
WTF There's a "special" vision mode designed to make zombies invisible to the player.
By Dale Weir on May 1, 2012 - 8:11pm.
In another example of "any publicity is good publicity," Microsoft invites Conan O'Brien into the offices of 343 Industries so that he can expose millions of his viewers to its upcoming Halo 4 game.
As one would expect from the Conan O'Brien Show, it degrades into an opportunity for silliness on O'Brien's part with very little of the game actually shown. To be fair, O'Brien is funny and the representatives for 343 Industries take their beating pretty well.
By Richard Naik on March 31, 2012 - 3:56pm.
You Got Your MMO in My KOTOR
HIGH Keeping my party barely alive as we take down a nasty boss during a flashpoint.
LOW Being thrown into a PvP match against players 20 levels above me.
WTF Acquiring a companion who is the last of his kind, then walking outside and seeing five more of him.
By Kristin Renee Taylor on March 28, 2012 - 7:05pm.
Welcome Back to the Stage of History
HIGH Getting curbstomped until I'm down to a sliver of health. My opponent's throw places him at the edge of the ring. I kick. Ring out!
LOW The AI blatantly cheating in the most infuriating ways possible.
WTF Ivy's the only person to speak with a European accent. Maybe she missed the memo that everyone was pretending to be American?
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