‘The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile’ Bites Back

If you missed last week’s extremely brief offering of the Xbox Live Arcade Action Packed Bundle, which featured five games previously released on Xbox Live Arcade, there’s one game you should definitely go back for. The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile flew

Date: 08/1/13 1:40 PM By:

Quick-Time Events – Thanks for “Including” Me

Over the past decade, quick-time events have become more widely used in video games. If you’re not familiar with them, a quick-time event is when the game prompts the player to press a button to perform an action. These actions

Date: 07/19/13 4:27 PM By:

Battle of the Freebies – Xbox Live vs Playstation Network

Xbox Live and Playstation Network: the two have been going at it for almost a decade now. Each service has its perks, and each one delivers a treasure trove of content and entertainment. However, when you look at what each

Date: 07/9/13 5:28 PM By:

Emulators – Better than the real thing?

Say you want to play Bonk but you don’t own a Turbo Grafx-16. Or you want to play Tempest 2000 but your mom sold your Atari Jaguar at a garage sale in 1998. Or maybe you just want to take

Date: 06/27/13 3:24 PM By:

And the E3 winner is… Sony!

E3 has come and gone and now we can look back and declare a winner. Sony came out fists swinging on Monday night and landed every punch it threw at Microsoft. Sony’s first strike was confirming that the PlayStation 4

Date: 06/12/13 11:15 AM By:

Neo Geo X fans rejoice! Mega Pack Volume 1 is coming this month!

Tommo Inc., the company behind the Neo Geo X handheld console released late last year, is showing its continuing support for the system by releasing an all new line-up of games and accessories later this month. Neo Geo X Mega

Date: 06/6/13 1:43 PM By:

Xbox One – The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

For decades, new game consoles have been developed, released, and eventually replaced by a more advanced successor. Since video games are rooted in evolving technology, it’s unavoidable. With the newly revealed Xbox One, we are finally witnessing the end of

Date: 05/30/13 5:25 PM By:

CNN vs. Nintendo – The battle of who’s more “out of touch”

When the big news networks do a story on video games that doesn’t blame them for all of the violence in the world, it’s like hearing your parents talk about video games. You’re so happy that they’re even talking about

Date: 05/23/13 1:35 PM By:

Call of Duty: Ghosts – A New COD for a New Generation of Consoles

Memories. It was just over a year ago when I wrote my first article for the GC Blog. That article was about the Black Ops II announcement. I talked about how the game was going to explore the future of

Date: 05/10/13 9:00 AM By:

Microsoft Confirms New Xbox – Let the IllumiRoom Speculation Begin!

It’s really happening! It’s finally happened, everyone. Microsoft has confirmed that there will be a new Xbox. I know, I know, we all knew it was coming, but now Microsoft has made it official. Just like Sony did back in

Date: 05/3/13 2:00 PM By:

Why Next-Gen Consoles Are Not Ready for “Always-On”

Video games and the Internet have had an on again, off again relationship for a while now. Yet with the increase in video games that can only be played while connected to a game server, the two seem dedicated to

Date: 04/26/13 12:13 PM By:

Can’t Make It To E3? Local Comic Conventions Offer Video Game Goodness

I Wish I Had Swag There are gamers all over the world who wish they could go to big video game conventions like E3 or PAX, but simply don’t have the means. Whether it’s because they live too far away

Date: 04/18/13 12:31 PM By:

BioShock Infinite: Turning NPC Interaction Upside Down

Warning: Light BioShock Infinite spoilers ahead Over the years, the gaming community has developed a love/hate relationship with the infamous “NPC” or “Non-Playable Character.” Actually, it’s been more of a hate/hate relationship, since these computer controlled characters have been relying

Date: 04/11/13 11:07 AM By:

Video Game Commercials That Gave Us the Chills

As video games have advanced over the years, so have video game commercials. They used to be boring ads that were about as exciting as watching paint dry. Sure, they might have had celebrity endorsements, but since video games were

Date: 04/3/13 10:21 AM By:

Nielsen Study Reveals the True Identities of the Xbox 360 and PS3

You Think You Know But You Have No Idea A recent study conducted by the Nielsen group, the TV ratings people, about how people use their Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 yielded some surprising results. Each console has its own

Date: 03/26/13 9:53 AM By:

Spin Control – How Game Makers Deal With Launch Failures and Service Outages

With video games becoming larger and more sophisticated, there’s an ever increasing chance that something can go wrong on launch day. And now we can officially add SimCity to that growing list. Days after its launch, players still couldn’t play

Date: 03/20/13 2:19 PM By:

PlayStation All-Stars Adds Even More Characters, But Is It Enough?

Do Isaac and Zeus do anything for you? Well, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is at it again. Two more characters are being added to its already expansive roster. Dead Space’s Isaac Clarke and God of War’s Zeus will be appearing

Date: 03/12/13 10:02 AM By:

Watch Dogs & Ubisoft Montreal – Hacking a Console Near You!

Ever since last year’s E3, the gaming community has been abuzz about the hacking-themed project from Ubisoft Montreal. What are they up to really?

Date: 02/27/13 5:52 PM By: