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What Does Stephen Elop Mean For The Xbox? 1
Feb 26, 2014

What Does Stephen Elop Mean For The Xbox?

The big news in executive shake ups this week is the announcement that Stephen Elop—former CEO of Nokia—will now be taking the role of head for the Devices & Studios division, the portion of th…

GTA V Online's Rocky Launch: A Sign of Trouble For Next Gen?
Nov 11, 2013

GTA V Online’s Rocky Launch: A Sign of Trouble For Next Gen?

Grand Theft Auto Online’s rocky launch could be a sign of trouble for next generation games. Grand Theft Auto V’s single player mode didn’t blow me away. It was fun enough, but, as I’ve written her…

Steam Sales are Encouraging Obsession
Jul 18, 2013

Steam Sales are Encouraging Obsession

The introduction of trading cards to Valve’s Steam storefront encourages obsession. Twice a year, Steam — Valve’s digital download service — hosts enormous sales that discount its vast catalogue of…

Does Anyone Else Miss B List Games?
May 15, 2013

Does Anyone Else Miss B List Games?

Right now, gaming exists in a spectrum of extremes. On the one hand, you have the “AAA” games that take years to make, have huge budgets, glitzy production values, need to sell well over five milli…

Are You Ready For Subscription Based Consoles?
Apr 17, 2013

Are You Ready For Subscription Based Consoles?

In a preview note from Wedbush Securities, the oft quoted Michael Pachter gave an interesting bit of advice to potential investors.

Don't get too excited about the Wii U
Jan 31, 2013

Don’t get too excited about the Wii U

Last week’s Nintendo Direct was a big deal.

Kentucky Route Zero and a New Way Forward
Jan 24, 2013

Kentucky Route Zero and a New Way Forward

If you had a chance to read my justification for choosing Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead as my favourite game of 2012 here at C&G, you’ll likely have an idea of why I’m excited by the first a…

This East vs. West Divide Has to Stop 2
Jan 17, 2013

This East vs. West Divide Has to Stop

Last week saw a big kerfuffle ensue after games blog Kotaku posted a horribly misguided article by Richard Eisenbeis about Hideki Kamiya, the renowned director/writer of Capcom titles like Okami, D…

Call of Duty is Still Pretty Great
Jan 10, 2013

Call of Duty is Still Pretty Great

Every year I think I’m done with Call of Duty, but, without fail, my resolve ends up falling apart and I find myself picking up the latest entry to the franchise a couple of months after its releas…


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