stories by Jeff Grubb
Today, gamers are putting down violent games out of respect for the victims of the Newtown killings. If you really respect those families, then you should do something that matters.
Nothing will make your gaming collection pop like custom cover art. We’ve gathered up some of our favorites and explain how you can make your own.
Follow these guidelines to fit in and survive in the field during a Call of Duty midnight launch.
I'm sorry to the staff of GamesBeat and the followers of the GamesBeat Twitter account for inadvertently causing an awful message from a bigoted individual to appear on the site's official Twitter.
The phrase "OUYA launch game" kinda weirds me out. That is like calling Guild Wars II a launch game for the PC I'm building right now. A lot of casual observers and even veteran journalists still don't seem to understand what
Guns are out! What's in? Bows! That's right, kids, 2012 is all about the bow and the arrow. Screw that weak Donatello bow-staff garbage. All the cool kids are lashing together a bundle of sticks and then flinging another stick from that bundle with the purpose of murdering people. No greater trend exists in gaming than the bow. No greater trend needs to exist.
Fashionable. That's how I describe my circle of gaming friends. They know that nothing is classier during 15-hour sessions of Diablo III than a cashmere ascot, a pair of decorative spectacles, and an eight-inch cigarette holder. It's with that type of class in mind that I present to you the height of gaming fashion: The licensed sleeping trousers.
This weekend is the 2012 installment of the Blip Festival, where a score of the world’s finest chiptune artists will commandeer The Gramercy Theater on 23rd Street in the Big Apple and manipulate old Atari 2600s and NES sound boards to create beautiful compositions for those primitive input devices you call ears.
I've tried to decorate my personal game room. The walls are covered in easily removable Super Mario Bros. stickers, and it doesn't look like a complete mess. That's only because I let my girlfriend handle the placement. The decals would look wrinkled and frayed had I attempted it. Basically, I have the manual dexterity of a guppy.
A group of upperclassmen at Wilkes High School in suburban Champagne, Illinois has discovered why so many people buy "bad" games.
I finally got Dark Souls. Please leave your words of encouragement and/or your dire warnings to never play it in the comments.
I tried really hard to make this intro paragraph about something other than The Avengers. I failed, but I want you to recognized that I made the effort. Now, please call me "Hulk" for the duration of these Blips.
Welcome to an especially swampy installment of the News Blips. My air conditioner broke, so the act of writing is physically demanding enough to cause my eyeballs to sweat out.
In today’s Blips, another company does something questionable, but I still find a way to lay the fault at BioWare’s feet. Let’s find out how.
Television personality Adam Sessler is in the news today. Have you seen his new look? It’s like he has a crew cut growing from his chin up, while his head is completely barren.
My neighbors love it when I play Trials Evolution They get to listen to me stick my head outside the window and scream, “I am the leaderboard god!” It’s a very spiritual experience at 3:30 a.m.
Trials Evolution sounds like a game that takes place in a small Louisiana court room and has lots of old, sweaty lawyers arguing about Darwin and Genesis. Replace lawyers with motorcycles and that’s basically right.
E3 Blips already? Good, I hate being in my twenties anyways. Let's get to 30 as quickly as possible! Thanks a lot, relentless march of time.
Carbon Games’ AirMech was one of the coolest demos at PAX East. Turns out the real-time shooter/strategy title is available for free right now on the Chrome Webstore. Follow this link, install, and enjoy.
My girlfriend has left me alone for a few days while she does business and makes money. The room in my home that I'm in right now smells like a Taco Bell Doritios Locos Taco Supreme and farts as a result of Taco Bell Doritios Taco Supreme.
I’m making a checklist for my PAX East trip. Let’s see. I have my deodorant, my socks, my 20-sided dice, my Sailor Moon cosplay, my GamerGrub (no relation), and my unopened case of Jolt Cola. I’m ready to nerd.
I’ve been trying to get Nintendo to change the ending to Metroid for a few decades now. I thought I was playing as a manly man’s man before they pulled out the rug to reveal that Samus is a dainty lady. That left me sexually confounded. Retake Metroid and my gender!
I’ve been sucked into the daily routine of Draw Something. Although I’m noticing that the central conceit of the game is escaping some of the randoms I’ve played against. One drew the word “Luke” and the secret word, unsurprisingly, turned out to be “Luke.” Hey, creatures of the Internet, it’s not called Do Me A Favor And Tell This Person This Word For Me.
If you look closely at just about everything written on Bitmob right now, it’s easy to see everyone on the staff suffering to get back to Mass Effect 3. It’s a cruel universe that takes you away from ME3 to write about ME3. Damn you, universe.
I made a girl cry. I punched an alien. I ate a day-old Hot Pocket. One of those things does not apply to my in-game time with Mass Effect 3, but it does apply to the sad state my life is in after playing it for the majority of my waking hours.
Mass Effect 3 only just came in the mail, but I’m going to write these blips anyway. Not because I used up all my Bitmob sick days for Skyrim, but because I used up all my vacation days for Skyrim. I used up all my sick days for a Toddlers and Tiaras marathon.