Forget HD: Why I decided to neglect this console generation

I'd consider myself a hardcore gamer. When I'm not attending college or working, I'm usually gaming. If I'm lucky, sleep will make it in there somewhere. While maybe not as much as I’d like to, I generally stay in touch with the latest happenings within the industry as well. However, despite my passion for games, I've almost completely written off the HD generation.

The games industry should embrace more “mature” content

At this point in time, the gaming industry faces several truly juvenile problems that do not befit its status as one of the premier forms of entertainment in the world.

A soldier’s perspective on Call of Duty and its ilk (interview)

It’s no secret that first-person shooters — in all their Hollywood-inspired clamor and spectacle — don’t simulate the realities of war very well. From basic rules of engagement, to gun safety (i.e., don’t flag your buddies), and the dynamics of combat, FPSs are more akin to interactive action flicks than a proper recreation of armed conflict.

The Wii U does a poor job distinguishing itself from the Wii

This "blue ocean" that Nintendo is so fond of can't be fished clean. The name exists for a reason: It's that untapped market with a seemingly limitless potential for financial growth. The issue with the ocean, though, is that it's big … really big. More importantly, fish, much like the blue ocean's consumers, are fleeting little creatures; they seldom stay in a single spot for too long.