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FTC: Game Ratings Keep On Keeping On

By Chris Faylor, Apr 13, 2007 1:49pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Rating Board's (ESRB) game ratings scale is now more effective than ever thanks to growing retailer participation and...

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"You guys need more inane contributors, like "This one guy in Subway contributed to this story.""

- sgtsanity see all 7 comments

Lord of the Rings Online Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 08, 2007 9:00am PDT

Ask Turbine #6 on WarCry offers the latest Lord of the Rings Online Q&A. The article format interview touches on allowing US and EU players to play...

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"You get your first cloak at around lvl 5 off a quest. I'm no fan of DDO LotRO"

- mobab see all 19 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Feb 22, 2007 8:00pm PST

Wing Commander returns on Xbox Live Arcade [xbox360] Despite the decades of retro titles to its name, publisher Electronic Arts shied away from...

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"Question is, does tilting, without the pointing, work "like a mouse" for aiming? I'm skeptical, ..."

- SilverSnake see all 35 comments

ESRB Moves to Full-Time Content Raters

By Chris Remo, Feb 21, 2007 12:44pm PST

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board, which serves the video game industry in rating game content, has been a target in various controversies...

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"What baffles me more than that was that Majora's Mask got an E rating. That game is creepy as ..."

- famine101 see all 8 comments

IN Senate to Consider Game Restriction Bill

By Chris Remo, Feb 20, 2007 1:39pm PST

Indiana's Senate Economic Development and Technology Committee has approved a bill aiming to legally restrict sales of video games featuring...

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"Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Democrats or Republicans."

- ornee see all 30 comments

Microsoft to Offer Casual Game Ad Revenue Sharing

By Chris Remo, Feb 08, 2007 12:38pm PST

This week Microsoft announced its plan to share in-game ad revenues with developers of casual games distributed through the MSN Games service. The...

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"authors generally make about 5%, the big ones might make 10% ... even independants because they ..."

- Nation see all 4 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jan 22, 2007 8:20pm PST

Super Paper Mario exists, is coming soon [wii] One of the sleeper hits at E3 2006 was Super Paper Mario, a bizarrely but intriguingly styled 2D...

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"because the classic controller rapes the GC controller? It's one of the best controllers ever imo"

- veras see all 31 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jan 19, 2007 8:00pm PST

Microsoft bumps up Live Arcade limit? [xbox360] When questioned recently about whether the Xbox Live Arcade release of Castlevania: Symphony of...

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"The compressed files for Quake are about 20mb for the full game. I think that it's more like 70 ..."

- Mr_flamey see all 29 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Dec 14, 2006 8:00pm PST

Xbox 360 becomes more backwards compatible [xbox360] Xbox 360 owners can come a little closer to being able to toss their original Xboxes, as...

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"Er, if someone doesn't CHANGE THE INDUSTRY they are a "fucking whore"? You sir set the bar ..."

- Johnny Law see all 55 comments

Lieberman, Clinton Team Up with ESRB

By Chris Remo, Dec 08, 2006 1:53pm PST

Increasingly, politicians have been at odds with the games industry over how games and game sales should be regulated, and the Entertainment...

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"If Hillary doesn't get off this anti-game theme, she's totally not gonna get my vote if she runs ..."

- gyokuro see all 14 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Dec 07, 2006 8:00pm PST

EA dominates PS2 and PSP with Burnout [ps2] [psp] This August, Electronic Arts announced that Criterion's fifth main installment of its...

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"the moment I saw third party cooling devices , it just shows something is wrong. Think about ..."

- Rageaholic see all 43 comments

2006 Video Game Report Card Released

By Chris Remo, Nov 29, 2006 3:47pm PST

The National Institude on Media and the Family has released its 11th Annual MediaWise Video Game Report Card, grading the video games industry on...

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"sugashack is still around? holy cow! What happened to the funny pictures section?"

- outaxdx see all 11 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Nov 07, 2006 8:30pm PST

Karraker: MS' HD video does "disservice" to Core owners [ps3] [xbox360] Following yesterday's announcements by Microsoft that Xbox 360 owners will...

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"Yes, immature assholes. I believe there's more of it than in the past. Regardless, whether ..."

- Chris Remo see all 78 comments

Get Out and Vote (for Video Games)

By Chris Remo, Nov 07, 2006 2:32pm PST

For the United States voters out there, if you're still having trouble figuring out where to cast your support in today's midterm elections, Game...

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"Me either - I think this is a really neat idea! Obviously, we're all gaming fans on this website ..."

- Waverider see all 49 comments

Friedman Has Decided: Bully is Alright

By Chris Remo, Oct 13, 2006 1:26pm PDT

Gaming blog Destructoid, which reported firsthand on this week's developments in the saga of Jack Thompson vs. Rockstar Vancouver's Bully (PS2),...

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"There really needs to be something in place to prevent the abuse of the legal system. As it is ..."

- S1ing B1ade see all 67 comments