We have all of these amazing, fantastic, borderline magical creations in our hands that, in many ways, dwarf all the wildest predictions of yesteryear -- and we've got the balls to stand around and bitch that they're taking too long to load. So I thought we could all stop the hate-coaster for a moment, and take a minute to reflect on what modern ga
Most forms of entertainment come down to combining and recombining the same old ideas. Video games are a breath of fresh air in that respect. The fact that they're constantly working with new limitations, combined with Japan's influence have made it the source of some pretty startling originality. That hasn't stopped them from using the
Here are the ridiculous video game innovations nobody asked for, and yet somebody went ahead and made them real.
These are games that used real effort to miss the points harder than SEGA, and they added furry romance to a game about a killing robots with spikes.
What if glitches, cheats and hacks also occasionally broke the rules of reality the way they do in video games. Imagine how annoying it would be when other people used them against you, or how great it would be when they helped you get out of an annoying task.
MMORGs are just like the rest of the internet -- no matter how big a dick you've seen, somewhere there's an even bigger one doing unspeakable things to people.
Video game characters are like work friends. We only see them in their professional clothes, doing their job, trying not to let any dangerous hints of personality accidentally poke out. And like work friends, we'd imagine it would be a little jarring to encounter them at the Olive Garden.
Skyrim is vast, complex and incredibly dense. It is less a game than it is a fantastical life simulator. And that is very bad news for those of us who might be terrible assholes and still kind of in denial about it.
Downloadable content for games sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, companies more or less extort your money for this subpar content.
Is it simply lines of code, or demonic possession? You be the judge.
Look, I know it's highly unlikely that I would have ever been Batman, but I just didn't think the option would be completely off the table at this point in my life, you know? Yes, I'm poor, cowardly, out of shape, and the only thing I want to 'avenge' is that time somebody took one of my beers out of the company fridge without asking.
Video games have been teaching us all sorts of skills for years now, it's just that we don't always think to thank them for it.
Imagine an alternate reality where Mario is packing heat, Link looks like Wolverine and Halo games are all about strategy instead of shooting aliens in the face.