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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 […]

Video Game Character Design Made Simple (photo)

Video Game Character Design Made Simple

The chart below, which comes courtesy of Buzzfeed, popped up on the web recently. Is it a cheap shot at game designers and those who share their single — or double “D” — mindedness? Well, sure, but it’s nothing that hasn’t been poked at previously. Scroll down on the first link and you’ll see where […]

Author Tom Bissell Details His “Extra Lives” (photo)

Author Tom Bissell Details His “Extra Lives”

Even the most sophisticated, verbally gifted gamer can find it daunting to explain the occasionally obsessive love affair with pushing buttons to the curious or skeptical. Parallels to the pleasures of other mediums can hard to draw, and the sticky preconception of what games are and who plays them don’t help either. While there have […]