Tag: Gears of War

  • Video Game Violence – A Personal Reflection

    Video Game Violence – A Personal Reflection

    Video games often get a bad rap. They are subjected constantly to a stream of criticism from many sources. They are accused of wasting time, encouraging violence or laziness, derided as simple entertainment – the list goes on. In particular, though, many people seem to believe that video game violence makes people violent. Sociologists and…

    Video games often get a bad rap. They are subjected constantly to a stream of criticism from many sources. They are accused of wasting time, encouraging violence or laziness, derided as simple entertainment – the list goes on. In particular, though, many people seem to believe that video game violence makes people violent. Sociologists and…

  • What We’re Playing This Week – Wii U Edition

    What We’re Playing This Week – Wii U Edition

    Terry Randolph – Undertale (Steam), Gears of War 4 Beta (Xbox One), Wonderful 101 (Wii U), Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4) After getting to finally settle in, it’s time to tackle some more of the backlog with whatever time I may have. In this case, it’s tackling a game I’ve been playing off and on…

    Terry Randolph – Undertale (Steam), Gears of War 4 Beta (Xbox One), Wonderful 101 (Wii U), Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4) After getting to finally settle in, it’s time to tackle some more of the backlog with whatever time I may have. In this case, it’s tackling a game I’ve been playing off and on…

  • The Potential of a VR World

    The Potential of a VR World

    Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in ’t! – William Shakespeare, The Tempest Growing up in the 90s, I remember hearing talk of creating virtual reality. The hurdles inherent in such an undertaking proved too difficult for the technology of…

    Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in ’t! – William Shakespeare, The Tempest Growing up in the 90s, I remember hearing talk of creating virtual reality. The hurdles inherent in such an undertaking proved too difficult for the technology of…

  • The Culprit Effect: When Video Games and Violence Collide Part 2

    The Culprit Effect: When Video Games and Violence Collide Part 2

    By Terry Randolph Part 1 of the article can be found here. Feature image graphic courtesy of the New York Times. Games containing violence tend to get bad reps in the wake of tragedies; they become the focal point of blame, discussion and contention for both the government and people. They are used to simplify the…

    By Terry Randolph Part 1 of the article can be found here. Feature image graphic courtesy of the New York Times. Games containing violence tend to get bad reps in the wake of tragedies; they become the focal point of blame, discussion and contention for both the government and people. They are used to simplify the…

  • Rest In Peace Department the Game Review

    Rest In Peace Department the Game Review

    By Christopher Medrano Developer: Old School Games Publisher: Atlus Rated: T for Teen Platforms: Xbox Live Arcade (Reviewed Version), Playstation Network, PC Price: 800 Ms (XBLA), $10.00 PSN & PC Release Date: July 17, 2013 First, I would like to say I had never heard of RIPD (Rest in Peach Department) until the trailer came…

    By Christopher Medrano Developer: Old School Games Publisher: Atlus Rated: T for Teen Platforms: Xbox Live Arcade (Reviewed Version), Playstation Network, PC Price: 800 Ms (XBLA), $10.00 PSN & PC Release Date: July 17, 2013 First, I would like to say I had never heard of RIPD (Rest in Peach Department) until the trailer came…