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Connecting with Kinect via Kinect Fun Labs

Connecting with Kinect via Kinect Fun Labs

30th Mar 2012 - As the 2012 Gaming Season finally begins to open up, games journalists the world over are pulling out their figurative crystal balls and giving them a good polish as they prepare to begin writing the traditional retrospective looking-back pieces that will put the defining view upon last year's gaming season. We are already seeing some .. Read More.

The Top Ten Video Game Sex Scenes

The Top Ten Video Game Sex Scenes

27th Mar 2012 - With all the controversy and protest over the disappointing ending of Mass Effect 3 mostly behind us, now that BioWare appears to have capitulated (though just how far that capitulation will extend remains to be seen) it makes us proud that pretty much all of the controversy appears to center around how things ended, and not, you know, .. Read More.


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EA Planning to Shut Down More Online Game Servers in April

EA Planning to Shut Down More Online Game Servers in April

25th Mar 2012 - If you happen to be a member of the gaming community who places a high value in unlocking all of the Achievements and Trophies in the games that you play, the following news is a mixture of good news / bad news -- the good news being that there is still time for you to unlock those illusive last few online Achievements or Trophies befor.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Fix-It-Up Eighties: Meet Kate's Parents

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Fix-It-Up Eighties: Meet Kate's Parents

25th Mar 2012 - Fix-It-Up Eighties: Meet Kate's Parents is the next title in the well-established series of Time Management games 'Fix-It-Up' created for mobile gaming platforms, though it should be noted that this offering in the series is restricted to just the iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4i, and the 3rd and 4th generations of the iPod touch -- whic.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Treasure Seekers 4: The Time Has Come

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Treasure Seekers 4: The Time Has Come

16th Mar 2012 - The discovery of the century is made in 1932 as the young scientist Eleanor Lonsdale deciphers ancient Mayan rock inscriptions that uncover a doomsday prophecy leading to the end of the world in 2012. Returning from her expedition, your sister "Nelly" (as you call her) disappears, evidently having been kidnapped for reasons that have t.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- The Island: Castaway

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- The Island: Castaway

9th Mar 2012 - The basic plot for The Island: Castaway is familiar to anyone who watched Lost on TV back in the day -- a transportation accident leaves a group of unique and different characters on a desert island that has a supernatural force present within it. In the case of Castaway the cast of characters also includes a village full of natives wh.. Read More.

Final Fantasy XIV: Week 3 - Player's Perspective

Final Fantasy XIV: Week 3 - Player's Perspective

5th Mar 2012 - The last few weeks have been rather quiet in the world of Final Fantasy XIV. For an MMO that requires continuous improvements and tweaks, this is not exactly a good thing. Though producer Yoshi-P last touted that the next major patch (1.21) would bring the biggest update yet (and also bring it one step closer to its targeted 2.0 relaunc.. Read More.

The Farmville Discovery: Mastery Billboards

The Farmville Discovery: Mastery Billboards

23rd Feb 2012 - Welcome to this edition of The Farmville Discovery, an ongoing series of articles covering events and noteworthy additions to Zynga's social networking based Facebook game Farmville. Today's article is about the new Mastery Sign Billboards recently added to the world of Farmville in a move by the developers to continue the effort to de.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Smoke Your Tires

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Smoke Your Tires

17th Feb 2012 - It is not very often that the GU iOS Game of the Week happens to be a game that has ties to the racing and NASCAR -- but our selection this week, Smoke Your Tires, is also a celebration of the launch of the 2012 stock car racing season! In connection with the International Speedway Corporation ("ISC"), the leading promoter of motorspo.. Read More.

Final Fantasy XIV: Week 2 - Player's Perspective

Final Fantasy XIV: Week 2 - Player's Perspective

17th Feb 2012 - When I first began my Final Fantasy XIV adventure, there were several adjustments that I needed to make, both from a legacy standpoint (my previous history with FFXI) and a technical one (frequent crashes in-game). The latter had kept me from making any significant progress for over a week. Frequent Google searches yielded little res.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Sea Wolf

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Sea Wolf

7th Feb 2012 - While I try not to begin articles by limiting the scope of their application to just a small portion of the potential audience, I am afraid that I will briefly need to do that here -- though I promise the rest of you that it will quickly become relevant to you and besides, you may very well find this brief journey down memory lane to be.. Read More.

Final Fantasy XIV: Week 1 - Player's Perspective

Final Fantasy XIV: Week 1 - Player's Perspective

1st Feb 2012 - Follow our weekly series of Final Fantasy XIV Updates brought to you by Jorge S Fernandez. Let's just dispense with the pleasantries and get this out of the open: Final Fantasy XIV is the biggest disaster in the history of the franchise. On paper, it sounded like an appealing idea: release two Final Fantasy titles under one year. One.. Read More.

Sources Confirm Next Gen Console Launch Order but not Reveal

Sources Confirm Next Gen Console Launch Order but not Reveal

30th Jan 2012 - It has been a difficult year for reading the future for games journos as conflicting information has been released both officially and unofficially by the Big 3, and all that we can say for certain is that the launch order for the next generation of gaming console will very likely proceed as Wii U followed by the next Xbox, and then the.. Read More.

A History of Achievements

A History of Achievements

26th Jan 2012 - History is an odd and very human creation that is often malleable, being more the product of how we remember events to have taken place rather than how they actually did take place. There is a phrase to describe that -- it is called "popular history" -- where the more literal sort that is based upon a combination of observation and con.. Read More.

Evaluating Your Mad Gamer Skills

Evaluating Your Mad Gamer Skills

24th Jan 2012 - Pictured above is the professional gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, widely considered to be the unofficial ambassador for the sport of PC gaming -- though where he stands in the realm of console gaming is fit for speculation... If you were online in the early period of the commercial Internet when the web was still new and seeing a.. Read More.

Following the Scent of Microsoft at E3 2012

Following the Scent of Microsoft at E3 2012

23rd Jan 2012 - With apologies in advance to Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel (AKA Dr. Seuss) . . . --==* Steve Hears a Who? *==-- On the tenth of January, wrapped up in toasty wool, In the heat of the casino, standing by the indoor pool, He was speaking video gaming... and motion controlled toys, Then Steve Ballmer the CEO made a Microsofty noise. Fin.. Read More.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Easter Egg Hunt

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Easter Egg Hunt

22nd Jan 2012 - It is fair to say that the release of Assassin's Creed: Revelations on November 15th, 2011 was a celebrated event -- though the celebration was somewhat bittersweet due to the fact that Revelations is the final game in the series to feature the popular character of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who we encounter in Revelations as an old man.. Read More.

The GU Top 10 Celebrity Gamers

The GU Top 10 Celebrity Gamers

21st Jan 2012 - While nobody really knows the origins of and the history behind the phenomenon of the Top Ten List -- it would not surprise us if there are Top Ten Lists mixed in with the Cave Drawings of Neanderthals -- in terms of the Internet and all the hep cats who dwell there, most net'heads consider the efforts of Squire David Michael Letterman.. Read More.

Mr. Bean and not Video Games Responsible for Youth Violence

Mr. Bean and not Video Games Responsible for Youth Violence

4th Jan 2012 - "There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. " Maya Angelou The problem with fact is that a clever person can make it appear to support whatever position they want to make, so when we examine issues and we choose not to deal in fact, but rather in truth, we are taking a more logical path. .. Read More.

The Mystery of the Achievement Panties - Solved

The Mystery of the Achievement Panties - Solved

30th Dec 2011 - Being a child of the 1990's the television show Scooby-Doo, Where are You! to this day maintains the position of something of a fixture in which to place the era in the mind. It seems that each decade it is vogue to re-focus on the programs from 20 years before, so the 90's was filled with the 70's -- and I am told that in the 1970's .. Read More.