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Sid Meier Q&A

By David Craddock, Oct 08, 2006 10:00pm PDT

"Just one more turn." Hours (days? weeks?) later.... "Just one more turn... seriously... just one more...." Any fan of Civlization, Alpha...

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"Alpha-Centauri is about the only TRUE sequel to a game of civ-type. Most games are re-makes with ..."

- krantzbucks see all 36 comments

Late Night Consoling (Constant Updates)

By Chris Remo, Sep 13, 2006 9:59pm PDT

Hey there guys, had a nightmarish bit of travel today, but I'm settled now. This LNC is going to be a work in progress, as Nintendo is in the...

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"As soon as they released info that it wouldn't be more than 250$, I assumed it was going to be ..."

- Pneum0 see all 143 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Sep 11, 2006 8:00pm PDT

A fourth PGR, I certainly didn't see that one coming! PGR4 Coming in Late 2007 or Early 2008? [xbox360] Given the success of Bizarre...

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"Almost every s-video cable I have ever had does this - I don't know if my 2 (identical) JVC TVs ..."

- inarius see all 71 comments

FTC and Rockstar Settle (Finally)

By Chris Remo, Jul 25, 2006 9:44am PDT

Rockstar Games and the Federal Trade Commission have issued an announcement stating that the FTC has come to a unanimous decision to approve its...

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"Both are stupid and blown way out of proportion. In any other country like the UK or Canada ..."

- hadokennn see all 18 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jul 24, 2006 8:20pm PDT

A bunch of rumor and speculation in this LNC. Just one of those days! More Gears of War Release Rumors [xbox360] Recently, rumors surfaced...

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"Different style of parody. Kung Fu Hustle is comic parody. Heros is playing it straight."

- Mr.Paroxysm see all 65 comments

Game Politics: Congress, Talk to Rockstar, Take-Two

By Chris Remo, Jun 19, 2006 10:15am PDT

Dennis McCauley's Game Politics has been by far the most complete and well-reseached source for coverage of the ever increasing collisions between...

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"And it's about talking *WITH* them rather than *TO* them. And *LISTENING* to them."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 83 comments

Video Games Go to Washington, ESRB Institutes $1M Fine Policy

By Chris Remo, Jun 15, 2006 12:40pm PDT

In March, the United States Senate held a hearing to discuss the potential harmful effects of video games. Yesterday, the House of Representative...

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"HI :) I don't think most politicians, if any, knows anything about modding. And a mod for ..."

- aries1 see all 86 comments

ESRB Teams Up with Penny Arcade

By Chris Remo, Jun 07, 2006 9:00am PDT

At this year's E3, there were some posters on display featuring characters clearly drawn by Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of Penny Arcade. Each character's...

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"At least one post asked why you think they are sellouts. I wouldn't call that getting anyone's ..."

- FuryVII see all 134 comments

Hot Coffee Strikes Again, Oblivion Re-Rated (Updated)

By Chris Remo, May 03, 2006 1:56pm PDT

Today, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board issued a parental warning announcing that the rating for Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls IV:...

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"bethesda should have included full nudity right from the start , now it s too late"

- czango see all 230 comments

FTC Says Game Retailers Getting Better

By Chris Remo, Apr 03, 2006 2:24pm PDT

The Federal Trade Commission has released results of its most recent yearly investigation of video game retailers, tracking how easy it is for...

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"You just wait until those minors start scattering boxes around town in a terrorist attack. ..."

- zehh see all 17 comments

Game Controversy Update

By Chris Remo, Mar 31, 2006 3:30pm PST

Been wondering what's going on in the world of game legislation and controversy? No? Well, here's an update anyway. This week: - A $600M lawsuit...

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"If Devin Moore did this in the 1950's, he'd say: "Life's like a movie. You've got to die some ..."

- Matt Burris see all 23 comments

ESA Says, Vote for Video Games

By Chris Remo, Mar 13, 2006 12:00pm PST

As you have probably noticed, the legal and political climate surrounding video games and the video game industry is becoming absolutely stifling....

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"Well, you can do lots of stuff in lots of games unless a developer specifically rules it out. ..."

- agsilva see all 75 comments

Senators Propose Media Research

By Chris Remo, Mar 09, 2006 1:30pm PST

A nonpartisan group of four United States senators--Sam Brownback (R-KS), Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Rick Santorum...

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"And look what a bunch of selfish jerks it created. Maybe Rock and Roll was bad :)."

- agsilva see all 57 comments

ESRB Gives NIMF an F

By Chris Remo, Dec 07, 2005 10:10am PST

Last week the National Institute for Media and Family gave the games industry its 10th annual report card, awarding it an overall grade of D-, as...

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"swear to god, reading this shit makes me a violent person, im gonna go on a shooting spree in ..."

- gibmiser see all 74 comments

Illinois Game Law is Banned

By Chris Remo, Dec 05, 2005 10:25am PST

An Illinois law that would have gone into effect January 1, limiting the or rental sale of particularly violent games to minors, has been shown to...

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"Depends on the state. California doesn't, but I believe others do."

- exigence7 see all 61 comments