When it comes time to tackle tough issues in the wake of unimaginable tragedies, politicians are at just as much of a loss as we are. But it's their job to act, so they start throwing wild swings, hoping they're going to hit the right target but too scared to open their eyes to see where the punches land.
After over 20 years, gaming was back in my home. What follows are the details of my inspiring exploration.
If you were to turn on the TV in the 'Resident Evil' universe, how would the activities of the bad guys get reported in the Umbrella Corporation controlled media? How would Bowser's actions be spun if he had a Fox News-esque channel spinning things on his behalf?
If you can't figure out a way to have a hell of a lot of fun with a bottle of whiskey and a python, then some measly video game certainly isn't going to fix the giant black hole in your soul.
In the early days of the Web, a spectacular amount of disinformation was spread about video games around the vindictive nerds and eaten up by the gullible masses.
More time and money have gone into video game assholery than real proctological research.
With 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' coming soon, and a new 'Modern Warfare' type game coming out every year, we thought it was time to imagine some of the terrible ideas that didn't make it into the franchise.
I just picked up Dishonored, the new stealth game from the people who brought us Skyrim, and already I'm learning things about myself. Awful, terrible, disappointing things that I wish I could forget but will probably haunt me forever.
There are some beloved games that weren't so much 'inspired by' other games as they were 'the exact game, with a minor paint job.' Those knockoffs then went on to make millions of dollars.
It's a miracle that the outlandish bust sizes and Italian stereotypes we grew up with in video game universes have survived this long.