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  • Pleasures Of War

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    When I play first-person shooters, my emotional state fluctuates between wild jubilation and embarrassing child-like pouting. No matter how my soldier is faring on the battlefield, I find myself leaning on specific gameplay mechanics like stealthy knife... More
  • CosBlog #23: Wander by Hime no Toki

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    We’ve already featured one amazing Shadow of the Colossus costume on the CosBlog, and this impressive Wander tribute continues the trend. Check out Hime no Toki’s take on the brave protagonist of Team Ico’s masterpiece below. Who: The... More
  • Put Your Child To Work: Poke Walking For The Lazy

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    Father of the year exploits son to progress in video game.

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  • Overheard: GI Staff Quotables #8

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    Check out the latest blog in the Overheard series. Listen closely around the halls of the GI office and you'll hear the staff say some unusual, and oftentimes hilarious things, which we have posted here for your amusement. Also note, Andy likes to... More
  • The Five Things I Love About Final Fantasy XIII (And The Five Things I Don’t)

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    It’s the discovery of what has changed and what has stayed the same in Final Fantasy XIII that is a big part of my enjoyment. Here, then, are the things that are totally blowing me away in the new game, and a few little problems that tick me off.

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  • LFTE: The Industry Is At A Crossroads (April 10)

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    Having just returned from the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, where most of gaming’s best and brightest gathered to discuss the issues of the day, I found it odd that so many of the answers proposed about the future direction of gaming were so polarized... More
  • Quantifying Your Nerdiness

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    Is your "hours played" count a badge of honor or a scarlet letter?

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  • CosBlog #22: FF XIII Launch Edition

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    To celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy XIII, this week's CosBlog features a dedicated group of Final Fantasy fans who channeled their passion for the franchise into amazing costumes. Check out our interviews with several of the cosplayers and a... More
  • Thoughts on Bad Company 2’s Multiplayer: Part 1

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    I wrote a blog post last month about how much I was enjoying the BC2 demo. Now that the game is out and I’ve gotten a chance to play some of the full-fledged multiplayer, I thought it would be fun to do a follow up and post some more detailed impressions on the cool things BC2 does.

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  • Yes, Crybaby, Final Fantasy XIII Is Linear

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    Yes, Final Fantasy XIII is linear. It is also awesome – so where's the problem?

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  • Sound Matters

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    After my latest gaming binge, I started thinking about how important audio really is to gaming.

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  • Final Fantasy Versus The West

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    Final Fantasy XIII releases next Tuesday. I’ve been waiting patiently to play this game since its announcement 14 years ago (give or take a year or a decade). When it was announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, many journalists, myself included... More