Archive for the ‘Misc Gaming’ Category

Disabled Gamers: We want to play, too!

Disabled Gamers: We want to play, too!

For a nation that promotes equal accessability in nearly every aspect of modern life, the United States is severely lacking in one aspect: Handicapped accessable gaming. The blind, the deaf, and para/quadriplegics have few choices when it comes to gaming. So much so that the standard “disabled friendly” game is a boring “happy, fluffy” game. […]

Starsiege: 2845 Project Cancelled

Starsiege: 2845 Project Cancelled

“Let me preface this by saying this is NOT a late April fools day joke. After much discussion with various people on the staff, and looking at potential timelines and where we currently are, Tsa and I (being the primary legal agreement contacts with VU) have made the difficult decision that it’s time to put […]

Chrono Trigger Retranslated (scripts only for now)

Chrono Trigger Retranslated (scripts only for now)

Chrono Trigger has been completely retranslated by KWhazit. After a bunch of work, we’ve got two spreadsheets, HTML for people without Microsoft Office, a big name guide, and an even bigger article highlighting the important differences lost in the original translation for those who don’t want to read the entire thing. Differences Article – All […]

DOSBox 0.70 Released

DOSBox 0.70 Released

The fine folks who put their blood, sweat and tears into creating the famous DOS emulator have recently released a new version! It has been a bit of a wait for this new release but lots of stuff has been added in this installment. If you find you can’t enjoy those old DOS classics on […]

New Spore Videos

New Spore Videos

About a year ago, we took a look at Will Wright’s latest project, “Spore” – and this video was already a year old. At one point we were hearing release dates as early as Fall 2006; six months later, we’re still no closer to seeing an actual release date. However, at GDC 2007, there’s at […]

Miyamoto: Violence is Killing Video Games

Miyamoto: Violence is Killing Video Games

During the GDC in San Francisco, the venerable Shigeru Miyamoto said that developers should resist the temptation to rely on shock content such as extreme violence, revenge, or simply just horror, and the sequels which are a direct result of the big sales such games create. “I always want that first reaction to be emotion, […]

Acclaim wants YOU!

Acclaim wants YOU!

Press release from Acclaim Games: Acclaim Games and video game industry superstar David Perry have partnered to present the ground-breaking “Top Secret” project. In this project, players actually get an opportunity to participate in the entire video game development process from start to finish. In an unprecedented move for the game industry, these players will […]

Game Designers out of touch with Minorities

Game Designers out of touch with Minorities

In a recent blog post on the Black Voice News website, Richard O. Jones expressed concern about the trend in video game design to make characters who of racial minority (most notably black and Latino characters) either criminals or helpless victims who die easily. Mr. Jones’ arguement is that prolonged exposure to these stimuli lead […]

Ubisoft releases TMNT Demo!

Ubisoft releases TMNT Demo!

Ubi-Soft, the company that resurrected the Prince of Persia franchise, has released a playable demo of the new Ninja Turtles game for download. In the demo, players are allowed to perform acrobatic stunts on the rooftops of New York City, beat up baddies, and learn new co-op maneuvers to aide in the pursuit of the […]

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