Downloadable Commercialism: You Got Your Branding in My Game!

Stuff! Things! Companies make'em and they know you want'em. But are ads and promoted content in games ruining the games themselves? Or are we just a little too sensitive about our favorite franchises being overrun with not-so-guerrilla marketing? » 8/28/14 9:00am Thursday 9:00am

Tales of the Sixth Grade: Anime Friends

There always seems to be one student who finds a really solid connection with me in the first few days of the school year. It's one of those, "You like that thing? I like that thing! No one else even knows about that thing!" situations that always makes me smile and nod while other students stand by with confused… » 8/19/14 6:46pm 8/19/14 6:46pm

My First Girlfriend was a Pokémon NPC

In the fall of 1998, at the age of nine, my 5th grade mind was only interested in two things: Girls and Pokémon. Girls were an enigma, but Pokémon was something I could stretch my mind around. I had been keeping up with all the newest Pokémon info via Nintendo Power for months. I labeled an empty peanut butter jar… » 8/12/14 9:00am 8/12/14 9:00am

Wii Sports Club: The TAY Review

Legend tells of a game. A game so accessible to young and old, experienced and inexperienced alike that it became the second best selling video game of all time. That game is Wii Sports. While this motion control buffet was bundled with the Wii for the majority of its lifespan, it's still an impressive feat to sell… » 7/30/14 9:00am 7/30/14 9:00am