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Going With The Flow

A new kind of gamer - a hybrid between the "casual" and "hardcore" demographics - could represent the next paradigm shift for the industry.

Going With The Flow

As much as hardcore gamers may sneer at casual players, one has to remember a rather stark and unpleasant fact - in more than one way, they're better than you.

Going With The Flow

"Mainstream" games can be popular, profitable - and pretty damn brilliant. Maybe it's time you let yourself enjoy them.

Going With The Flow

One nerdy lawyer from Boston stumbled into the dream of a lifetime: designing quests for Lord of the Rings Online.

Editor's Choice

Reviewing a game can be a bizarre process, especially when it involves near-naked vampires, frostbite, and a hard-drive-killing bug.

Editor's Choice

Protagonists in videogames regularly save the world, the universe, and the princess. So why don't they ever have any friends?

Editor's Choice

First person shooter games like Ghost Recon and the upcoming Call of Juarez: The Cartel are becoming uncomfortably indistinguishable from real life events. Or vice versa.

Editor's Choice

Movies and videogames both use soundtracks to help tell stories, and with just a little planning, your pen-and-paper RPG can, too.

Exploding Barrels

A closer look at the age-old tradition of princess saving.

Exploding Barrels

Medicine in videogames is practically miraculous; there is no wound so dire that it can't be cured with a handful of pills or a big wedge of pie.

Exploding Barrels

Too many developers ignore the potential of what's sitting right front of us for the entire game. It's time to give hands the attention they deserve.

Exploding Barrels

Players may sigh when they see yet another crate or barrel, but without those familiar gaming landmarks, it's easy to feel lost.

Box Office Games

It was supposed to be the scariest game ever made, but Phantasmagoria's realism wasn't terrifying - just awkward and gross.

Box Office Games

It may be a condemnation on the satanic nature of tabletop gaming, but Skullduggery is also a hilariously awful movie that inspired Adam Gauntlett's childhood.

Box Office Games

Denied a glorious warrior's death, writer John Milius instead creates heroes of his own, first in movies, and now in Homefront.