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  • Homage, Coincidence, Or Crazy: Tracking Down Avatar's Terminology

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    Authors go to great lengths to flesh out the worlds they create for their readers. For sci-fi stories, this often means creating terms for things that don’t exist in real life. Depending on the complexity of the tale, the amount of made up vocabulary can be enough to fill an encyclopedia. It makes a guy wonder where the writers get their ideas.

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  • Overheard: Game Informer Staff Quotables #4

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    The Overheard blog is back for another batch of Game Informer quotables. 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. Here... More
  • The[Crafty]Gamer: Harrison Krix (Volpin Props Portal Gun)

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    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features Harrison Krix, the man behind Volpin Props. The Georgia native is a graphic designer that specializes in replica and prop design. Recently, he and his fiancée have received plenty of press for their incredible... More
  • An Analysis Of The New Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Character Art

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    I'll be honest: before I wrote this issue's preview for Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow, I didn't know anything about the series. And after reading up on the history of the series and some of the new additions to the gameplay, I’m still awfully confused. Rather than dig any deeper into Blue Dragon’s lore however, I figured I’d just take a gander at some of the character art for the game, and add some good old Andy Rooney-esque commentary for it. Let’s begin!

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  • CosBlog #11: Princess Ovelia by Hyper Mouse

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    Fanboys (and girls) are a special breed in the gaming world. With their zealous enthusiasm they single-handedly have the ability to make or break games, breathe life back into flailing franchises and (if they use their powers for evil) start flame wars... More
  • Modern Warfare 2's Akimbo Troubles

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    For those of us knee deep in the world of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, knowing that a patch for the Javelin launcher glitch is coming brings a sigh of relief. But even more than that, the game seems to be plagued even worse by the Akimbo perk mixed with... More
  • Pokemon: Agents of SATAN???

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    This preacher brings up some pretty good points. Pokemon. Satan. Think about it. Note: The above is not an actual photograph of Pikachu, I made that in Photoshop. This sobering video was brought to my attention by the fine folks at Everything is Terrible... More
  • Cover Gallery: The Resurrection

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    Cover Gallery is back up, courtesy of Jeff Akervik, who kept a copy of all the scans I made when he wanted to do a blog post on the Ugliest covers of all time. Otherwise, I would have to rescan covers of the first 90 issues. A half day's work on recoding... More
  • For The Love Of Crappy Games

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    You've often heard that Atari 2600's E.T. movie tie-in game is the worst game ever. I didn't think that was true when I was playing the game back when it came out when I was seven years old. Now, I'm not saying that it's a great game... More
  • CosBlog #10: Ultima The High Seraph by Korukunuki

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    Fanboys (and girls) are a special breed in the gaming world. With their zealous enthusiasm they single-handedly have the ability to make or break games, breathe life back into flailing franchises and (if they use their powers for evil) start flame wars... More
  • The[Crafty]Gamer: Matthew Ragsdale

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    This week The[Crafty]Gamer features Matthew Ragsdale and his NES-inspired 8-bit LEGO sculptures. Read on to find out how the Californian became interested in LEGO work and see images of his creations inspired by Mega Man, Metroid, Mario and more. The... More
  • My Pile of Shame

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    One of the constants in my gaming life is something that’s probably familiar to most of us: the pile of games that I haven’t gotten around to finishing (or worse, starting). My collection is the only thing in the house that I keep organized... More