On game reviews, ratings and recommendations

Jul
26

On game reviews, ratings and recommendations

Game reviews are, arguably, one of the most important wheels in the giant machine that is the gaming industry. Many […]

Jun
29

Majora’s Mask: Why So Divisive?

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking back […]

Jun
27

This is not a ‘Shadows of the Damned’ review

There is a poignant, almost beautiful moment in Grasshopper Manufacture’s Shadows of the Damned. Demon hunter Garcia Hotspur happens across […]

May
26

Killstreak Rewards: Boon or Bane for the FPS Genre?

Since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released in November 2007, killstreak rewards have been commonplace in the online […]

Apr
30

It is time to be ‘players’ and not ‘gamers’

Back in gaming’s early days, gamers were a pretty homogeneous bunch, from local kids hanging out in dimly lit arcades […]

Apr
18

Games Aren’t Art, They’re Architecture

One year ago, Roger Ebert wrote a Chicago Sun Times article about how video games “are not and never will […]

Apr
13

Editorial: Should Twitter be a source for gaming news?

The gaming press at large has recently shown a surging interest in celebritizing game developers and treating tweets as the […]

Apr
11

VGW’s Daniel Wise Talks Games Journalism, Reviews on Prattle Podcast

The never-ending debate surrounding games journalism and review philosophies continued recently on Prattle’s 19th episode. Host Kristen Maxwell joined Matthew […]

Apr
09

It’s the End of the Magazine as we Know It

When a media outlet gets an exclusive story on a popular item in the public eye, it’s a big deal. […]

Mar
28

Video Game Reviews and The Infallible Reviewer [Opinion]

Reviews have dominated many of my conversations throughout the past couple weeks. Be it with the VGW collective, on podcasts […]

Feb
12

5 More Dysfunctional Romances that (Predictably) Ended in Tragedy

Call us sadistic, but we had such a blast rounding up our first batch of dysfunctional video game romances, we […]

Feb
09

Ratings, Content and Misconceptions: Why the Bulletstorm Controversy is a Call to Action

Yesterday, Fox News took a break from shooing kids off their lawn and complaining about the orderlies stealing their money. […]

Feb
05

Waging War for Integrity: The Curious Case of Benjamin Paddon

The editors and writers here at VGW have been discussing a Bit-Mob article that sheds light on the latest issues […]