This week in history is marked by console launches, drama on public transportation, and a very happy birthday.
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Is it possible to open the floodgates of user-created content and not drown in a sea of conflict, chaos, and crap?
Gaming consoles step into the spotlight this week in gaming history, to join one of the most successful sequels of all time.
Bejeweled Twist is probably the most hardcore casual game you'll ever play.
A professor in Connecticut suggests we should be blurring the line between videogames and education and asks, what if we could use Halo to teach students about The Iliad?
This week in videogame history is home to hostile takeovers, Gears of War and more MMOs than you can shake a Murloc at.
Sean Sands is rather annoyed at the zombie outbreak in World of Warcraft, but that doesn't mean he doesn't think it's brilliant.
The Escapist takes a peek at the world's first comedy third-person shooter.
This week in gaming history is all about staying power: the PlayStation 2, Civilization, and Final Fantasy.
Reanimated corpses on a spaceship? Not scary. Mannequins in a department store, now that's scary. Matt Turano examines why some things give us the willies and others just make us shrug.
It is time to crack open the time capsule and take a look at this week in gaming history.
Sean Sands mulls over how Blizzard stays on top and why he plays Dead Space with the lights on.
Matt Turano is looking forward to the start of hockey season, where 2K Games may finally have some competition from EA.