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Future vision: the spaceglasses!

Future Vision: The Spaceglasses!

Like a true science fiction movie, a 50 man team has been working day and night in order to create some of the most futuristic technology the world has ever seen, although they don’t plan to use it to take over the world. Probably. But, you know, science gonna science, so anything’s possible. Meta’s Breakthrough…

A tribute to the best supporting characters in gaming

A Tribute to the Best Supporting Characters in Gaming

We’re all familiar with tributes to our favorite heroes or villains, soundtracks or storylines, tragedies or comedies, etc. From games to films (yes, this is another gaming article, deal with it), we gravitate toward those who like and revel in despising those we don’t. And these games and their aspects leave lasting impressions. People today still…

Gun technology: weapons of mass… protection?

Gun Technology: Weapons Of Mass… Protection?

As technology hurtles us closer and closer to that Elysium/Star Wars/Terminator/Matrix future (yes, in that order), it also revolutionizes the world as we know it. Personally, I’m looking to having laser guns, and not the kind you use in laser tag (well, sort of like that, I guess) and blasters that go pew pew when…

Playing video games in class: does it count as curriculum?

Playing Video Games In Class: Does It Count As Curriculum?

“This guy keeps trying to kill me, and I don’t have a weapon.” – Britt Clifford, 23. Well, talk about a first world problem. No, it’s a not a 13-year old raging at his killstreak being cut off right before he could call in an airstrike in Call of Duty. Clifford’s avatar, the Debuante, was…

Qol platform: nintendo enters the strange world of sleep improvement

QOL Platform: Nintendo Enters The Strange World Of Sleep Improvement

Fitness devices are nearly as old and varied as fitness plans (but only half as sketchy). Eat right, sleep right, exercise – we all know the drill. It’s just that a Hot Pocket, Lunesta, and Netflix are so much more convenient than cabbage, a fitful sleep, and a dreaded gym membership. But never fear! Nintendo…

The top 6 anti-heroes on tv

The Top 6 Anti-Heroes On TV

Television has changed significantly in the last few decades, and I’m not talking about the addition of sound and color. Those have certainly made some programs more enjoyable though. No, I’m talking about the evolution of protagonists, from our all-around Disney-certified moral angels to the dark and tormented anti-heroes who enjoy waltzing with the blurred…

Best movies to watch this halloween

Best Movies To Watch This Halloween

It’s time for that holiday that baffles non-Americans everywhere! The day cross-dressers celebrate more than most anime cons and little kids celebrate more than Christmas (because let’s face it, a man climbing down your chimney and eating your cookies doesn’t beat getting a pillowcase full of candy while dressed as Batman) has finally arrived! On…

Concerns about violence in video games – in 3d!

Concerns About Violence In Video Games – In 3D!

We’ve all read about, heard about, and presumably mocked claims that video games are responsible for sparking violence in gamers. After all, before gamers can go on a bloodthirsty rampage, they have to get level 99 magic, and before they can do that, they have to backtrack across the map to recover a thingamabob because,…

8 most visually stunning video games of all time

8 Most Visually Stunning Video Games Of All Time

Whatever happened to art that just looks pretty? No offense to postmodernism (and, to its credit, it can be visually striking), but it’s hardly the Hudson River School (look it up) or the Michelangelo (if you need to look him up, go back to school) of the art world. Though, to be fair, Michelangelo wasn’t…

Female presence is on the rise in gaming…but why?

Female Presence Is On The Rise In Gaming…But Why?

Gaming has long been thought of as a world with a primarily male demographic. Whether or not that that remains true if we exclude the preteens with microphones is unknown as I, unfortunately, am not a statistician, though I did once take a statistics course because calculus was big and scary. Seriously, it’s like the…

The shinra company strikes back

The Shinra Company Strikes Back

There are many, many mysteries in our world (and why this sounds like the opening of a bad fantasy movie isn’t one of them). Is there life beyond the stars? What’s at the bottom of the ocean? And what, in the name of everything technological, is the Cloud? Like…Clouds in the Sky? No, I don’t…

Video games: a tribute to the women behind the screen

Video Games: A Tribute To The Women Behind The Screen

Video games are the (final) frontier of fiction. They herald a landmark location in society for storytelling, creativity, and just outright having fun. Though there are only so many original plotlines to pursue, game developers can still delight, amaze, and even surprise with the beauty of their games. They seek to design an environment with…

Win a chance to game with will ferrell

Win a Chance to Game With Will Ferrell

We’ve seen before how popular watching other people play video games can be. I’ve written before about the Let’s Play phenomenon and, after all, if the number 1 channel on YouTube is a gaming one, then there must be something behind the process. Clearly I’m in the wrong line of work and need to start…

Why doctor who is the saddest show on tv

Why Doctor Who Is The Saddest Show On TV

With series 8 of Doctor Who having aired recently (and so far, it’s off to a decent start), I decided it was high time to take a look at this classic show – well, renewed, really – and see what makes it arguably the saddest show on television. And I don’t mean saddest as in…

What we learned from pax

What We Learned From PAX

This past weekend was a big one for the eternally raining Seattle. No, the weather didn’t drastically change and decide to be sunny forever (or maybe it did, I wasn’t there.) But that’s the nice thing about gaming – it’s good for any weather. Of course the article’s about gaming. What did you expect? PAX…