Virtual Reality almost certainly won't kill you, but it has a fairly good chance of making you queasy, at least at first.
Shamus Young attempts to make the game industry less dysfunctional by arguing with a rhetorical wall and hoping things change for the better.
Shamus continues to with his Oculus Rift VR headset and takes time to break down how the unit works, and why high frame rate is important.
Shamus now owns an Oculus Rift and has been putting it through the wringer. Is it the next breakthrough in gaming?
Shamus explores the haunting familiarity of Gone Home, and how it shines next to other, less apt portrayals of the past.
Why do journalists so often fail to reflect the ideas and preferences of the gaming public? Shamus tackles the question.
Silent Hill 2 was an exceptional game, but each incarnation since has left us wanting. Why don't the developers understand what made the game a hit?
Rise of the Tomb Raider as an Xbox One exclusive just seems odd on a few levels. We'll let Shamus explain.
More than two years later, people still argue over the ending of Mass Effect 3 and the series as a whole. Why are people so passionate about it?
After taking a hatchet to the service in a column two years ago, Shamus looks at it again to see if things have gotten any better.
This question gets asked a lot. "Why is a bare breast more offensive than a severed arm?" This question has been around in one form or another for decades and is usually presented as a challenge or a demand for explanation regarding the way movies are rated, marketed, and edited.
The execution of Dungeon Keep Mobile was a disaster from start to finish.
Let's compare the video game industry now with the movie industry as it was growing and see where we stand.
Toxicity in a gaming community not only gives a bad names to gamers in general, but can dissuade new players from getting involved.
When does hype and spin become nothing more than a lie? If everybody already knows the truth, can it still be considered dishonest?
Taking the developer and publisher of Assassin's Creed Unity to task for their response to a lack of female characters is just too easy.