Game sites and magazines often via with one another to secure deals for exclusive content of various sorts, previews of upcoming titles being the most obvious. Exclusive sets of screenshots and movie trailers are also pretty common. But what about exclusive reviews?
Unfortunately, some game publishers are beginning to warm to the idea of exclusive reviews. Now game journalists are no different than any other type of journalist, in that we all want to be the first to land a big story. Nothing surprising about that. And it's also understandable that publishers release exclusive content
Dr. Laura Berman's recent article, Video Games Increase Libido, contained a number of eye-opening comments. Although she starts off by admitting she feels video games, "turn brains into mush, and create inactive, unhealthy children," she also credits the Wii for building healthier relationships and keeping people together.
Now there's something you don't hear every day! Articles from the mass media on video games (really any kind of games) usually come in two varieties: video games make you fat and video games make you violent. So it's refreshing to hear that there is still
Things are looking pretty good for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 right now. Its sales have been solid and the company has managed to maintain a pretty steady flow of decent games since the launch of the platform. Many analysts predicted Microsoft would never get a foot in the door of the console market and would simply end up losing piles of money, especially in Japan’s notoriously hostile game market. Still, Microsoft has to be reasonably pleased with their accomplishments to date.
But new challenges lie just around the corner and fortunes can change like the wind.
According to a recent BBC report, scientists claim that machines will reach human-level artificial intelligence by 2029. The article goes on to predict that humans are on the brink of huge scientific breakthroughs that will see tiny robots implanted into the human brain to increase intelligence.
This led me to reflect on the staggering implications for the human race and civilization as a whole. Oh alright, I was really just thinking of what kind of kick-ass gaming goodness we'll have access to. Supreme Commander 2029 anyone?
But seriously, would you really want an
There has been a lot of talk recently about the decline of PC gaming in the wake of the success of console systems like the Wii and Xbox 360. It's an old story and the pundits have been preparing for the last rites even when the industry has posted record profits. Although there can be little debate that console gaming is thriving, so is PC gaming! Let me explain.
First of all, sales figures do not support the notion that PC gaming is experiencing any sort of significant decline. In fact, 2007 was a great year for the PC and I see no indications that 2008 will be less so. I believe