Who doesn’t play video games? While you’re rescuing princess, flinging birds, and shooting bad guys how much attention do you pay to the music in the game? We highlight 5 amazing video game albums that you must get.
In the Simpsons Reverend Lovejoy’s wife Helen is known for saying “What about the children?! Won’t somebody please think of the children!?” This is exactly what Ben Gerber, Scott Lazzari, and I did on October 20, 2012. We participated in the Extra Life 24 Hour Game-a-thon to raise money for children who need medical help. The funds we raised, over $900, all go to Boston Children’s Hospital to provide medical treatment for kids regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Ben explained why he chose [...]
This past week I downloaded Red Dead Redemption for my Xbox 360. Each hour spent tapping X, Y, A, and B taught lessons, which great wargames should emulate. In my brief time with riding through the wild west gathering flowers, killing outlaws, and playing poker I glimpsed behind the game design curtain. Some of the valuable tenets, which make Read Dead Redemption a success translate to the table top. Any good game should have a great story that seduces the gamer to pick the game [...]
So, how does it stack up? Sadly, not as well as I’d have liked but one has to remember that this is a $15 game not a $60 full-fledged release. That said, there are things that are severely irksome about the game. The bottom line is that while, yes it is definitely a flawed game, it’s still a fun game.