Being jet lagged in a foreign land means eating strange foods at 3:00AM. A lot of people swear by cold pizza, as if it undergoes a magical transformation overnight that turns it into a completely different food. Growing up in New York, my pizza standards are pretty high and I dislike what passes for pizza […]
The other day we talked about games we loved because of their writing. Now it's time to enter the bitter barn and drink some Haterade, because we're going to talk about games we loathed because of their writing! A bad story can ruin an otherwise excellent interactive experience. In my opinion, game writing has been getting better and better. Even games that are essentially mindless exercises in action are using top-quality writers. Still, there are plenty of dark episodes of the past to discuss.
Here are my photos of the Motorola Droid 2 for Verizon. The follow up to one of the most successful Android phones ever, the Droid 2 is a nice piece of hardware and one of the few high-end choices for an Android phone with a full keyboard. That said, it has been outdone by keyboard-less […]
The biggest release this week is, by far, 2K’s Mafia II for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The buzz on the game is strong and I’m expecting some cool things from this one. Hopefully it lives up to the hype. Hockey fans can hit the virtual ice…on the Wii with NHL 2K11. Last, and definitely […]
Mobile gaming is about to get huge. Yeah, I know it's a pretty big deal now and one of the fastest growing segments of the entire gaming industry, but it's going to get super huge. More importantly, it's going get super huge in a way that you care about. Why do I say this? Two reasons: Epic Games' Unreal Engine and id Software's id Tech 5.
Here are a bunch of photos of the gaming options in United Airlines’ in-flight entertainment centers (business class). Sure, it’s not the same as playing on your Nintendo DS or PlayStation Portable, but these games can help kill a few hours on a long flight. I’m pretty sure I spent two hours on poker alone. […]
The super sleuths at Engadget have posted pictures of the upcoming HTC G2 for T-Mobile. It totally looks like an HTC Nexus One with a keyboard…which is not at all impressive for a phone being released in September 2010. While its innards are most likely the third-best CPU/GPU combo available today (Snapdragon), I’m really turned […]
This is one of the most disappointing things I’ve learned all year — ancient Greek statues were probably extremely tacky when they were first erected. Accroding to i09, “Original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after thousands of years, those paints have worn away.” Scientists have used ultraviolet-light techniques to get a picture of what […]
The latest batch of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds videos feature Amatera (Okami), Viewtiful Joe, Dormammu, and more. It’s slick stuff. I love that an obscure Dr. Strange villain like Dormmamu is included in the mix, but using characters like that always makes me chuckle. Similar to Silver Surfer in Marvel Ultimate […]
Here's a Coffee Talk request from RPadholic bsukenyan. He thought it would be a great idea to discuss games we love because of their writing. That's a fantastic idea! Obviously you're all huge fans of the last two Smackdown vs. Raw games due to outstanding storylines that are better than what WWE comes up with, but let's be fair and talk about other games.