Random Ramblings

I was going to talk about this today, but quite frankly, I just didn’t have the heart. It’s a story as old as time, and I don’t really have anything salient to add that Kotaku’s Owen Good doesn’t already mention, so just do yourself a favor and check out his article. After you’ve watched the … Read more

When I think about the relationship between traditional media and gaming, it’s hard to find a better case study than the Mass Effect series. Mass Effect has been on my mind a lot recently, what with the recent release of Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3, as well as the fact that I just finished …

When we last met, Jane McGonigal was spouting out random statistics while I was futilely trying to write blog posts via slime murder. This time, we’ll be taking a look at Slate‘s Culture Gabfest and their review of McGonigal’s book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World. …

I’m pretty used to hearing arguments in the media where games are blamed for violent or negative behaviors. In fact, that pretty much makes up the majority of coverage. When it comes to gaming, there’s this attitude that if you have nothing nice to say, scream it out at the top of your lungs. On …