Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Husband-Wife Murder Over Game Addiction

The title is somewhat misleading. A 62-year-old man supposedly killed his wife and mother of three children after he became fed up with her addiction to one of the Grand Theft Auto games. The game addiction angle is the main thrust of the story, but it's mentioned as a side note that the husband also suspected an affair, and the game was likely just the straw that broke the camel's back rather than the actual motive for the murder.


Gamertags People are Sick of Seeing

They left out the hordes of Naruto and Final Fantasy names, although I suppose that would fall under character tags.


Pokemon on Twitter

Utterly pointless but interesting. For those voyeurs who'd rather stalk pokemon than pretty girls.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Defense of OnLive

More fuel to the OnLive fire. This article ignores just about all the technical limitations to making the service work and actually comes across as pretty ignorant for doing so, frankly. It's basically praising the premise without giving any actual reasoning for why it might live up to the hype.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

A New Hero in Town

Seems Marvel is cooking up their own MMORPG. With City of Heroes dying down in its subscription numbers, and the onslaught of comic-book-based movies cooling somewhat, I'm not sure 2012 is the optimum time to release something like this, but hey, maybe the Wolverine and Magneto movies will be huge box office sensations for Marvel again, and I'll end up looking stupid for saying this.


10 Reasons to Hate Every Console

Here's an entertaining list rooted firmly in the bitterness that can only come from listening to countless fanboys prattle on about the merits of their own individual investments. The red ring of death still ranks high on the first page.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

OnLive - The Next Wave?

A couple of former heads from Eidos, Atari, Apple and WebTV have collaborated to create a new games streaming service called OnLive. Supposedly, it allows you to stream games directly to your PC from the OnLive servers, using their hardware. This sounds fantastic since it would eliminate the need for PC upgrades and would make PC gaming a lot more accessible to the budget gamer, but honestly, it all seems too good to be true.

What about things like bandwidth limits, and limits of net technology in general right now. Even streaming high definition video is taxing, let alone an entire game. The service also claims near-lagless multiplayer, which is somewhat suspect as well.

Click here to see it in action.