Category:  Columns

Renaming the Industry

By Eddie Inzauto, October 13, 2007 0 Columns

The “video game” is a form of art/entertainment that is still only in the equivalent of its toddler years. As such, the gaming industry has been met with varying degrees of neophobic reactionism not at all dissimilar to the earlier… Read More »

Is Silence Golden?

By Eddie Inzauto, October 6, 2007 0 Columns

Throughout the years, I’ve become familiar with all manner of games, presented in a myriad of ways and told from many different perspectives. One particular method of delivering a gaming experience to the audience has always captured my attention, and… Read More »

If They Were Halo

By Eddie Inzauto, September 29, 2007 0 Columns

The massive anticipation is over. Halo 3 launch day has come and gone with great fanfare — big events, long lines, eager fans, master chief, etc. In the first 24-hour period alone, the game grossed over $170 million. To put… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, September 22, 2007 0 Columns

I think this column will be the first of a two-part series (can I call it a “series” if there are only two parts?), but I won’t be certain until I reach the midpoint, so read on… Anyway, Halo 3… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, September 15, 2007 0 Columns

I believe in the Wii. I have faith in the console, its technology, and the styles of play that are possible with the tools available to the gamer. There is so much potential in that little white box that has… Read More »

Casual or Hardcore? Or Middlecore?

By Eddie Inzauto, September 9, 2007 0 Columns

My apologies for the late update, but here it is: The definition of the word “gamer” is pretty straightforward. It means, “one who plays games,” usually referring to those of the audio/visual variety. Until recently, being a gamer meant that… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, September 1, 2007 0 Columns

When you begin a new PC game, what is the first thing that you do? If your name is Eddie Inzauto, you immediately hit the options screen and configure your keyboard and mouse. You change the default “WASD” over to… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, August 25, 2007 0 Columns

Tell me a story… but don’t tell me you’re telling it. Videogames, more often than not, tell us stories. These range from the simplistic “rescue the princess” sort of narrative to much more convoluted plots, chock-full of twists and surprises…. Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, August 17, 2007 0 Columns

I’ve been playing video games for a long time. I’ve played all sorts of games, from Super Mario Bros. to Bejeweled to next week’s mega-release, BioShock. I even rocked a little bit of the mildly creepy Astro Grover for the… Read More »

Top 10 Most Violent Videogames

By Eddie Inzauto, March 31, 2007 0 Columns

Recently, the video game industry has been under fire from the media, as well as self-aggrandizing and uninformed assholes like¬†Jack Thompson. The reasons are as simple as sex and violence. Somehow, these archaic non-thinkers believe that video games are strictly… Read More »