Can Warcraft IV and WoW Co-exist?

Blizzard’s titan of an MMORPG World of Warcraft released in 2004 and took the genre by storm. At its peak it hit 12 million subscribers and today it is at a strong 8.3 million, with a new expansion on its way. Blizzard is strongly supporting their title and continuing to update the lore. However, the…

Pixel8Bit Episode 24 – Street Fighter 30th Anniversary

Spinning Bird Kick, Hadouken! Sonic Boom! It’s the anniversary episode of the original Street Fighter and even those memorable lines are from it’s sequel. The game did set the bar for the fighting genre. In news: the Wii remote lost its lawsuit, Ark: Survival Evolved gets a live action series and Retro Atari Handheld unveiled. Sit…

Hints to Alan Wake 2?

By guest writer Halacy Kurenski If you take the persona of Charlie Sheen, the talent of Stephen King and a dash of Dick Tracy’s attitude and detective skills you get Alan Wake. An episodic game plays out similarly to a mystery television program, which includes narrative and plot devices normally used in TV, such as…

Gone But Not Forgotten – History of Acclaim Entertainment

Companies come and go all the time in every industry but that doesn’t trivialize the sorrow whenever doors are closed for the last time and taking along its titles. This series will cover the games and the difficulties that companies  have suffered which lead to their eventual demise. Also, companies that died off but sold…

Violence Against Women in Video Games

One afternoon a unique scenario played through my head. It was inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s latest episode of Feminist-Frequency. I had to stop the show and focus on this scenario. I imagined I was playing a video game and during the game, the actions of the NPCs, or the side missions I encountered, were white…

E3 2012 Square Enix Showcases the Luminous Studio Engine

Though Microsoft and Sony didn’t utter a word about next-gen technology we can tell the developers are getting ready. Square Enix unveiled the tech demo live at E3. The Luminous Studio engine is power can be used for the next PlayStation and Xbox. Hardware specs haven’t been released just yet but it looks like a…

Native Americans in Video Games – Part 2 Assassin’s Creed III

As mentioned in the first part of this topic the First People have been generally depicted in a stereotypical manner when it comes down to video games. Everyone has been stereotyped in video games the only difference is that they’re rarely portrayed in any other manner. They are usually a powerful shaman with feathers in…

Story Time: The Blend of Gameplay and Narrative

Narrative has always been in video games primarily to give a reason for the gameplay and a little extra to entertain the gamer. Back during the NES and SNES the story was usually in the background to fill in levels. Some games such as Street Fighter II didn’t have a story while rarities just as…

Native Americans In Video Games – Part 1 The History

A couple weeks ago, when the info on Assassin’s Creed 3 leaked I personally didn’t care for the game. I have the AC3 section up here because it has a large fan base and I know people will want to know more about it.  As for myself,  the setting and the characters aren’t blowing me…

What To Expect At E3 2012 As Of Yet

We have quite a few months until E3 2012 but rumors are flying around, left and right, about what will be announced and what won’t be. Every so often, it’s hard to keep track of what’s happening. Nintendo: The Wii sold a tremendous amount of units but sacrificed third-party support because of the console’s limitations….