Call of Duty 2 Now Availalbe on Mac App

 We just wanted to give a quick heads up that classic WWII shooter Call of Duty 2 has just been released on the Mac App Store. The sequel to Call of Duty, the 2003 Game of the Year and winner of more than 80 awards, Call of Duty 2 offers …




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The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts: Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a FPS/survival horror game released in late 2008 and developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was acquired by Valve during development.   Thus, the game was released under Valve.  In the game, the player takes control of one of four survivors of a zombie outbreak.  The survivors …


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Video Game Fashion: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Video game fashion is normally boiled down to geek chic; retro ties, Super Mario earrings, and dice-like accessories. Each article of clothing is like a declaration of loyalty to games and gaming culture, a symbol of nerdery. Clothes that real people wear propel gaming culture forward through acceptance and in-jokes. …


The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts: Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls is an action-RPG for the PS3 released in early 2009.  The gameplay features character creation (where a player can create a character based on a typical RPG class) and strong hack-and-slash based combat with an emphasis on gathering loot and growing stronger.  It also features a very unique …


Week in Review: March 5 — March 11

Apple and Nintendo at odds, proposed increases to the gaming population, and the iPad 2 launch . Apple Computing and Gaming Blizzard Entertainment unveils Diablo III screenshots. All versions of Portal 2 will be the same, according to Valve. Apple spooks Nintendo. Game industry veterans publicly denounce practices by Apple and …



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How FarmVille Can Save Us All

“Casual gamers are going to save the video game industry.” I first suggested this idea to a hardcore gamer friend a few weeks ago. After snorting into his Coke, he quipped, “Right, Rachel. Your mom is going to save the industry.” My mother actually doesn’t qualify as a “casual gamer,” …