All we do is talk past one another, trying to lay the blame on the other side without bothering to understand one another’s positions.
Though many have rightly condemned Hamas for its role in igniting the tragic Gaza conflict, American leaders of both parties have failed to point out Israel’s role in creating the conflict.
Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately—it’s not that Gears of War 2 is by any means a bad game. It looks extraordinary, just as the first one did. It is fun on the first play-through, delivering blockbuster action that makes its predecessor pale in comparison.
Just when I try to wean myself off of role playing games, Fable II comes along and reminds me why I love the genre.
There was one question that continuously popped into my mind while playing Rock Band 2, the newest entry in an ever-crowded field of music games that require plastic instruments: did I seriously drop 60 bucks on something that should be downloadable content?
Race is an issue that is never too far from the surface of American society. Video games, though, are not an arena in which we normally expect race to raise the passions of people who otherwise view the hobby as a form of escapism.
Early last semester, one of my floormates brought his old Nintendo 64 back to the dorm after a trip home. It came with some great old games that the entire floor remembered fondly: Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Snowboard Kids, and Star Fox 64, among others.
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
Soon after news broke of Editorial Director Jeff Gerstmann’s firing from the popular video game website GameSpot, a Penny Arcade comic titled “The New Games Journalism” captured the sentiments of the gaming community with its sardonic tone.
To many Columbia students, the recent growth of the video game industry and the culture surrounding it is not readily apparent. Yet for some, college campuses have always demonstrated the sway that video games hold over young people.
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