Tagged:  Smashing Bricks

Random Battles Equal Random Annoyance

By Eddie Inzauto, March 27, 2007 0 Columns

I love video games. On all platforms, in most genres, through all generations. Sometimes, however, video games can be annoying. As my gaming tastes have matured, I find my tolerance for certain aspects of certain games waning fast. One such… Read More »

Top 10 (Plus 1) Most Anticipated Games Of 2007

By Eddie Inzauto, March 10, 2007 0 Columns

Experience has taught me that oftentimes, gamers are better off taking projected release dates with a grain of salt, but I can’t help but feel like 2007 is going to be one of the best years in gaming history. There… Read More »

Tag-Team Gaming

By Eddie Inzauto, March 7, 2007 0 Columns

The intense popularity and ever-growing userbase of Xbox Live is surely evidence that online play has become a staple in the lives of many gamers, and furthermore, is a clear indicator that multiplayer gaming is a driving force in the… Read More »

Top 10 Most Badass Video Game Characters

By Eddie Inzauto, February 25, 2007 0 Columns

The story-driven game has become increasingly popular over the last console generation, and has been around even longer. The best video game plots rely on the game’s cast of characters to form a strong story. Without great characters, there is… Read More »

Restrictive Gameplay: What Happened To Realism?

By Eddie Inzauto, February 23, 2007 0 Columns

The video game industry seems to constantly be striving to inject more realism into games. It is hard to read about upcoming games for more than five minutes before eying some claim of vast improvements in this area. It appears… Read More »

Social Gaming

By Eddie Inzauto, February 17, 2007 0 Columns

Nerd, geek, dork, antisocial, hermit – these are all titles that may have been awarded to a connoisseur of video games, back during the industry’s infancy. Video gaming was certainly considered a reclusive hobby. Through the years, however, video games… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, January 27, 2007 0 Columns

So what is it that keeps gamers inside their virtual worlds? It’s been established that games are generally fun, and that some can offer an escape from the real world, but within the framework of the game, there has to… Read More »

Video Game Escapism

By Eddie Inzauto, January 18, 2007 0 Columns

Ask ten gamers how they got into gaming, and you are likely to hear the recital of ten markedly different sequences of events. All gamers have some sort of recollection of how they were initiated into this virtual ‘club,’ but… Read More »

The Expense of Old Software

By Eddie Inzauto, January 4, 2007 0 Columns

Along with Nintendo’s newest piece of hardware comes something never before implemented in a home video game system. What I am referring to is the Virtual Console, which offers gamers the opportunity to download games from all of Nintendo’s prior… Read More »

Perspective in the Virtual World

By Eddie Inzauto, December 19, 2006 0 Columns

What makes up a video game? At the most basic level, they are systems of input (controls), output (graphics, audio) and the relationship between the two. Although the complexities of a well-made game extend well beyond this simple definition, the… Read More »