Swamp Talk: Hey College Kids, Want a Master’s Degree in Drone Warfare?

By Mary Elysee Velasco The United States government has developed a new video game. You play as a courageous captain fighting to defend your fellow countrymen from slimy enemies across the globe. Complete with a system of computer monitors, a jet joystick and a big, shiny, red button, you’ve got $20 million worth of missilery and machinery in your hands. On the scanner, a foe has … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Hey College Kids, Want a Master’s Degree in Drone Warfare?

Digital Calendar: March's Video Game Releases

by Mike Profeta This month brings an unusually strong line-up of new releases. Old franchises return with impressive and surprising reboots and prequels. These long-awaited entries bring new environments, enhanced gameplay, and never-before-seen multiplayer experiences to established, popular series. First, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything resembling awesome from the long-running Tomb Raider series, but Crystal Dynamic’s re-imagining of gaming’s classic heroine … Continue reading Digital Calendar: March's Video Game Releases

Valve removing themselves from Steam?

Opinion by Mike Profeta Recently, Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve hosted a talk at the University of Texas. All else aside, something that stood out to me — and several others, I’m sure — was his idea that Valve is a bottleneck to the Steam publishing model. He said that he believes that publishing to Steam should be open to all, and that everyone should … Continue reading Valve removing themselves from Steam?

Digital Calendar: February's Video Game Releases

A look at this month’s newest video games  by Mike Profeta There are a lot of big titles slated for release this month, so here we go. First, get ready to step back into the Fire Emblem universe! Fire Emblem: Awakening hit stores for the 3DS on Monday. If you are itching to get back into the shoes of Isaac Clarke — or join him … Continue reading Digital Calendar: February's Video Game Releases