Video Games

Who's Playing

Under the fierce evolutionary pressure of a massively multiplayer game, the roleplayer species cannot survive. Max Steele relates the tragic loss of one of D&D's finest.

Who's Playing

As the Great City of Gaming builds itself on top of its history, an undercurrent of homeless gamers wander between high-poly games, in search of their previous gaming peak.

Who's Playing

Once considered gambling, earlier this year the Minnesota Gaming Act was modified permitting Derby Owners Club, World Edition to be legally operated throughout the state. Nova brings us the facts on this unique game.

Who's Playing

New types of games are bringing fresh faces into gaming. Meet the fans of Sega's Derby Owners Club, a horse breeding and racing RPG that is packing the starting lines at arcades around the world.

Who's Playing

In an era when games have replaced rap music as the media's favorite punching bag, and first-person shooters are charged with being breeding grounds for killers, it's worth pointing out when gamers and their culture embody something positive.

Who's Playing

Envision an alternate reality we might call "Gamer America." In this reality, politicians don't bluster about restricting videogame sales - they promote gaming. A dream? No, this place really exists... just not in America.

Letters to the Editor

Each week we publish letters sent to us regarding previous issues. If you'd like to comment on an article, send your letter to [email protected].

Gaming on the Go

On June 2, Japanese porn publisher Glay'z announced its intentions to produce porn using the UMD format, for the PSP. Joe Blancato discusses why this may actually be a good thing.

Gaming on the Go

According to Whitney, errands are now an excuse to take part in one of life's little delights - mobile gaming. Here's her top ten list of mobile games to pass away the hours.

Gaming on the Go

You don't need to choose just one. Tom Chick explores the differences between the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP, all while waiting for Midnight.

Gaming on the Go

Five years ago, the thought of getting an epic RPG into a mobile phone would have been met with laughter. Today, it's a reality. Allen Varney spotlights the work of Greg Gorden, designer of the Elder Scrolls: Travels series.

Gaming on the Go

Mobile warrior Max Steele takes a brash and humorous look at the mobile battle just commencing. In a battle between innovation, familiarity, and convenience, which platform will remain supreme?

Gaming on the Go

Mobile gaming is already huge, and it's only getting bigger. Justin Leeper discusses the reasons why these games still speak to the hardcore gamer, while also appealing to the broader population.

Letters to the Editor

Each week we publish letters sent to us regarding previous issues. If you'd like to comment on an article, send your letter to [email protected].

Editor's Note

What is a "fidgeter" to do in today's "hurry up and wait" society? One answer is mobile gaming. Julianne Greer introduces the second issue of The Escapist, Gaming on the Go.