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This unboxing video of Mass Effect 3 shows that despite FemShep not being featured on the cover on the shelves, you can flip the cover at home and have your box feature her instead of the male Shepard. What do … Continue reading
by guest contributor Sparky Clarkson Michael “Sparky” Clarkson is a biophysical researcher at a small university in Boston, and is originally from Alabama. He blogs at Discount Thoughts. To a large extent, my enjoyment of a game depends on … Continue reading
Members of the Xbox LIVE community received an open letter today. It read as follows: A Letter from Marc Whitten: Update to Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct Published March 5, 2010 Dear Xbox LIVE members, Since the beginning, Microsoft has … Continue reading
by guest contributor Alex H Alex Horn is a Latino existentialist looking to explore the intersections of race, gender, and semantics in the video game world. He is an aspiring independent game designer based in Philadelphia. This post was inspired … Continue reading
Contains minor spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. A great many games, particularly in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, seek to be epic in scope, or evoke a feeling of epicness. It’s an … Continue reading
Text size in console games can be a huge issue for visually impaired individuals. The ideal situation would be options that allow for larger text or icons to make the interface more accessible to gamers. So, how are the Nintendo … Continue reading
by guest contributor Alex H Alex Horn is a Latino existentialist looking to explore the intersections of race, gender, and semantics in the video game world. He is an aspiring independent game designer based in Philadelphia. It’s ok to dislike … Continue reading
My brother recently gave me his old Xbox 360. It got the red-ring of death. I mailed the console in for repair while he bought a new one. I’d wanted an Xbox 360, but was intimidated by the cost plus … Continue reading