Sony E3 2012 press conference recap … in limerick form

The lights have been turned down, the speakers silenced, and the journalists are still complaining. E3 has come and gone. What better way to celebrate the end of the “Superbowl of Video Games” than with bad poetry? And seriously, let’s never use that expression again.

Hilary Goldstein is wrong about games not being art

Yesterday, Hilary Goldstein (former editor-in-chief of gaming site IGN, one of the most popular on the Internet) posted an article on GamesBeat, of which Bitmob is a part. I disagree with his article. In fact, I disagree with it vehemently. It is ill-informed, unconsidered, and simply will not do.

I am totally OK with assholes making video games

Over the weekend, OMGpop CEO Dan Porter had some fairly crass things to say about Shay Pierce (pictured), the guy who didn’t move to Zynga after the social-media giant purchased the Draw Something developer. While those tweets have been deleted, his negative comments were well-documented.

The Humble Indie Bundle is a sign of the times

Earlier this week, I bought Humble Indie Bundle #4. I’m usually in on these specials regardless of content: For instance, I bought the Humble Introversion Bundle, but I’ve yet to play anything from it. This iteration, however, features a particularly strong stable of games that I’ve lusted over but haven’t purchased, including Cave Story+, Gratuitous Space Battles, and Super Meat Boy.

Predicting Call of Duty’s future

Few things are as successful as the Call of Duty franchise. Activision has the strongest intellectual property in the gaming industry, and it seems that little will challenge the preeminent first-person-shooter series.

Two years later, Zeno Clash still weirds me out

As a rule I don't play horror games for one simple reason: I hate monster closets. I love creepy atmospheres and stress-inducing tension, but the big frights? Can't handle them. Very few horror games provide the former without the latter, but one did –although no one would ever call it a horror game outright.

Op-ed: The realification of video games

If you are friends with me on Xbox Live you will notice two things. My last name is censored, because my entire family is disgusting, and secondly, if you are online when I am, you’ll see I am playing one of four games: Mass Effect 2, Pinball FX 2, Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, or Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

What may or may not happen in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

The Assassin’s Creed franchise, despite its narrative filled with the machinations of the defunct Templar order, makes an effort to be historically accurate. It gleefully places historic characters, such as Leornardo Da Vinci and Machiavelli, alongside its fictional characters. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will take place in Constantinople 60 years after it fell to the Ottoman Empire. This fuses the worlds of assassins Ezio and Altair.

Choose your own adventure: The video-game store

You are about to buy a video game. In order to complete this quest, you will need two items: the web browser you are currently using and a single die. If you are lame, you may use a normal six-sided die found in such games as Yahtzee (only use one) or maybe even that  Pop-O-Matic die attached to a game of Trouble. If you are truly awesome, I suggest the gold-plated, 20-sided die you used to wreak havoc across the Forgotten Realms. It doesn't matter too much, and you may not even use it, but as long as your die has odd and even numbers, you'll be fine.

5 tips on how to pick up a Nintendo executive

The sea has plenty of fish, but none is so fine a catch as the Nintendo executive. Date the higher-ups, and the Big N will truly change your love life. Regardless of your gender or orientation, you’ll find an executive for you. Here’s how to reel that sushi-grade tuna in:

Style Guide Sunday: How to fit that picture into your article

We always encourage our community writers to put pictures in their stories. Images add any number of benefits — the most important being that they help make your story more interesting. And nearly every story we post on the front page has at least one image (with this one being a notable exception). 

Bitmob Wants You: To take back the top 10 list

Is there anything easier to create than the top 10 list? Gather together 10 things under a controversial theme like hot female characters or the best PlayStation games, grab some spiffy images, spread it across 10 pages, and watch the clicks roll in.

Bitmob Big 10: January’s most-read community stories

With the Christmas lull behind us, our community members racked up some spectacular numbers…maybe getting the site working again helped, too. Either way, this month's Big 10 is filled with some great articles by some very good writers. Congrats to my homeboy Chase for getting two articles in the top 10…and almost snuck in a couple more to boot.

The Bitmob Community Awards 2010

UPDATE: We're extending the deadline to 12:00 P.M. PST, Friday, February 18, 2011. We have some very close races, and a few extra days voting should resolve them! Good luck!