A Lifelike Kevin Spacey Chews the Scenery in the First Trailer for "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
Since its debut in November of 2007, the flagship Call of Duty game has been the "Modern Warfare" series. But with new console technology comes a giant step forward in both the game itself and the storyline, setting and action it immerses players in. And so behold, for the ...read more
And Now a Word from Salon.com, and That Word Is...
So there's currently a piece running over at Salon titled "Video Games’ Race Problem Goes All the Way To the Top." Now on the one hand, I could read it -- even though I can probably recite the thing from memory given that it's only been a couple of months since Salon last ...read more
Yes, Someone Went There. A Sandy Hook Video Game Exists.
An clearly sociopathic ghoul named Ryan Jake Lambourn created a video game in which players re-enact the Sandy Hook massacre -- as the shooter, Adam Lanza. The game begins by shooting Lanza's mother with a Glock and gets more grotesquely tasteless from there. Hearst Connecticut ...read more
Now Hear This: Eminem Returns and "Call of Duty: Ghosts" Lands
Today's the day that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drop onto the world. This song plays a prominent role in both. If you haven't yet heard the full sequel to Eminem's landmark album from 2000, it's an undeniably worthy successor -- proving that ...read more
Behold, The Dumbest Salon Column Ever
It was only a matter of time before it finally happened -- before the giant, churning digestive tract of humorless hyper-liberal outrage over at Salon crapped out an article so completely ridiculous, so breathtakingly self-serious, so relentlessly silly from start to finish ...read more
This Is Why I Love Every Second of "Grand Theft Auto V"
For those who don't understand why Grand Theft Auto V made a billion dollars in just three days, here you go. And this doesn't even include being attacked by a shark or having to fight aliens and clowns during a drug trip. There's a pretty good chance I'm a sociopath for ...read more
Project Mayhem: Grand Theft Auto V Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen
Well, as promised, when I haven't been working -- which is admittedly not very often -- I've been knee-deep in Grand Theft Auto V. After a few days of semi-steady play I guess it's finally time to give you a few thoughts on it. Some you'll expect; some you may not. 1. You ...read more
Quote of the Day: Ed Schultz Waxes Idiotic on "Grand Theft Auto V"
"It’s got stealing cars, shooting people, and beating up hookers. If you’re a parent and you allow your son or daughter to watch this -- even if they’re beyond 18-years-old -- you’re a lousy parent in my opinion." -- Ed Schultz on Grand Theft Auto V, which was released today ...read more
If You Want to Be Productive, Don't Visit These 5 Classic Video Game Sites...
It's Friday, and that means most of you reading this aren't doing what you are supposed to be doing; working. And that's OK, because it's Friday and you're not supposed to do anything productive with your time. While we'd obviously love it if you stayed on The Daily Banter ...read more
How Did Aliens: Colonial Marines Go So Horribly Wrong?
I've never attempted to dissect a video game before. Yes, I'm an avid gamer and on more than one occasion I've jumped neck-deep into the hype for an upcoming title that I'm excited about. (Beginning on September 17th of this year, don't even bother trying to contact me for at ...read more
North Korea's Attack on Manhattan Video Stolen from 'Modern Warfare 3' Video Game
The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From Forbes: North Korea has been making so much propaganda for so long, it can be easy to overlook at this point, but the world tends to take notice when you depict an American metropolis under siege by a missile attack. This is particularly ...read more
The NRA's Missed Opportunity
In the wake of the horrific Sandy Hook shooting, the National Rifle Association (NRA) missed a golden opportunity. They could have been a voice for gun safety. As a leading gun organization, this is something they should know a lot about. They could have taken a stand that ...read more
Chris Christie Blames Video Games, Mental Health for Gun Violence, Dodges Gun Control Laws
The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From The Huffington Post: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to have a conversation about stricter gun laws, but says policymakers also must address the mental health system, improve access to drug treatment and look at the impact ...read more
Batman: Arkham Asylum Key To Success
I don't usually like stealth video games (I generally prefer to barge in and get things done - that's why my death to kill ratio on Call Of Duty is so horrible) but I LOVE Batman: Arkham Asylum, and I think this post makes a good case for why And who has the most fun in a ...read more
A Halo Movie?
I've seen this concept knocked about for a few years and I still wonder why you would want a Halo movie. I concede that I've only played Halo 3, but while I loved the game and think its among the best I've ever played, I found the story quite stupid. It's written like a middle ...read more
Please Make This Game
I'm reading news about Capcom re-working Marvel vs. Capcom, I game I enjoyed if for no other reason than the Hulk that took up almost half of the screen, but I really want this game: Marvel Vs. DC. Make it happen, gaming/comic companies. ...read more
In The Before Time, In The Long Long Ago
Kids today don't know what a video game arcade was. This June will have been 15 years since I graduated from high school. The first time I saw Mortal Kombat was in the video arcade at the Swap Shop Flea Market in Fort Lauderdale. I distinctly remember because I heard the ...read more
Little Big Sony
I'm an XBox 360 owner (and apparently in the majority in the Sony-Microsoft battle, though Nintendo is winning the wider war) and played Little Big Planet for the first time this Christmas at my cousin's house. This is what all the noise is about? Oh sure, the game looks cool ...read more
Netflix On XBox 360
Its sort of rare when a piece of technology acts almost exactly as advertised. As someone who had been in the Windows world for about 15 years I think I'm mighty skeptical. I remember lining up for Windows '95 and then realizing that while better than Windows 3.1, better is a ...read more
Barack Obama To Retain, Promote Marcus Fenix
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama plans to retain and promote COG soldier Marcus Fenix when he is sworn in as president. Fenix currently leads his team of "Gears" in Delta squad but is expected to be promoted to Gears Chief Of Staff under Obama. "This shows that Obama ...read more