Taking the “Play” out of “PlayStation Network”

All I wanted to do was play some arcade X-Men with an Internet superstar. Instead, I got “maintenance messages” and shattered dreams. And by shattered dreams, I mean we played Soul Calibur IV instead. It was the closest equivalent I could find in terms of “just mash buttons” gameplay. So, what’s up with the “maintenance” … Read more

I expressed some disbelief at the classification of “advergames” about a month ago, but truth be told, it was more about how ridiculous I think the word sounds than any horror at the notion of games created specifically for marketing purposes. After all, I can understand the perverse desire to play a game starring the …