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The 25 greatest video game trailers of all time (photo)

The 25 greatest video game trailers of all time

As video games increasingly matched movies in their use of sweeping cinematics, it was only a matter of time until the gaming industry began taking its marketing cues from Hollywood as well. It’s been no surprise then that video game trailers have increasingly become a key promotional medium beyond the standard commercial. And like its […]

Gritty First-Person Shooter Being Built in Cuddly Ol’ “LittleBigPlanet 2”  (photo)

Gritty First-Person Shooter Being Built in Cuddly Ol’ “LittleBigPlanet 2”

“LittleBigPlanet 2.” It’s the game that keeps on giving. First, the game on the disc gives you a cute, inventive adventure to romp through that also serves as a paean to creativity. Second, “LBP2” offers a robust suite of tools to execute your own ideas and–via the PlayStation Network–easy access to a robust community doing […]

Matthew Barney Gets the “LittleBigPlanet” Treatment (photo)

Matthew Barney Gets the “LittleBigPlanet” Treatment

The hit “LittleBigPlanet” games on PS3 let you make things, usually very cute things. Using a rather robust toolset and editing system, users have created crazily intricate playable chapters that can be shared or rated by others. Unsurprisingly, much of the user-generated content has been homages to other games. Here we have a riff on […]

The Sandbox: Racial Profiling (photo)

The Sandbox: Racial Profiling

Video games offer escapist fantasies in which we get to control, even virtually embody, an on-screen avatar. And most of the time, that avatar is a white guy. According to “The Virtual Census: Representations of Gender, Race and Age in Video Games,” a new study published in the journal New Media & Society by UCLA […]

The Sandbox: iGaming (and the 10 Indie iPhone Games You Need to Check Out Now) (photo)

The Sandbox: iGaming (and the 10 Indie iPhone Games You Need to Check Out Now)

The iPhone will soon rule the world, and, thanks to the App Store, that goes for the gaming sphere as well. Apple’s venue for smartphone applications of every variety that now boasts upwards of 10,000 different games, many available for free and plenty of others for five bucks or less. Couple that range of choice […]

The Sandbox: Blockbusteritis (photo)

The Sandbox: Blockbusteritis

As any summer moviegoer knows all too well, there’s nothing Hollywood likes more than a franchise capable of spawning sequels and tie-in merchandise. The glut of superhero, science fiction, horror and action series may please genre fans (in theory, if not always in practice), but their true admirers are the studios, who rely on them […]