The Grown-Up Geek

April 30th, 2012
Games

Friends: Do you fear the apocalypse? Do the anxieties of impending doom and a consequential world without any social institutions or discernable infrastructure have you feeling down? You're not alone. After all, if the divinations of one...
April 27th, 2012
Games

Driving games come in one of two forms, typically: The traditional (or, semi-traditional) racing game where you are either a professional competitive racer (a la Gran Turismo) or a street racer (a la Need for Speed), or… A battle-style racer...
February 13th, 2012
Games

Why don’t video games ever include actual espionage? They’re either like the James Bond games–which are always completely action-oriented–or like the Splinter Cell and Metal Gear games–which may be a bit closer to actual espionage, but...
February 10th, 2012
Games

Over the past few years, many NES games have made a comeback with re-releases on the Wii’s Virtual Console. Now, when I say comeback, I mean "I have five dollars, I’m bored, I’m gonna buy Milon’s Secret Castle." Then, two days later when...
December 2nd, 2011
Games

When you think of the top genres in the video game industry today, does the vehicular combat genre cross your mind? The answer is probably “no.” Why? Well, over the last decade this genre sort of stayed under the radar. Only a minority of...
November 26th, 2011
Games

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue was not the first RPG I ever played. I had played Zelda and Final Fantasy, among others, up to that point, but this was the first RPG that really showed me how powerful storytelling in video games could be. Being the...
November 19th, 2011
Games

The hardest people to please are the fans--whether its a game, movie, book or whatever else, it can be downright impossible to satisfy everyone. With Deus Ex: Invisible War, developers Ion Storm tried not only to fix the issues with the first...
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