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The video game bubble is about to bust. I know, video games are exceedingly popular. As a society, we spend more hours (3 billion of them) playing video games today than ever before, and that is amid a myriad of distractions and entertainment options from other sources. But console video game sales have declined 19% [...]

May Brain Nuggets

May Brain Nuggets

Here is your latest helping of brain nuggets; dipping sauce is optional. The Avengers has made a billion dollars in record time. I see fans on the internet asking if Joss Whedon will use the money he made from this movie to make a second season of Firefly. Sadly, that won’t happen because Nathan Fillion [...]

Do video games make people violent?

Do video games make people violent?

This week controversy about computer games has hit the news again, with the revelation that Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik spent a year of his life playing World of Warcraft. Newspapers have wondered if the “secret to the Norwegian massacre” lies in his obsession with games, some retailers are pulling games from the shelves following the [...]

Q & A with Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile

Q & A with Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile

inXile Entertainment is the latest to join in the Kickstarter revolution. Hot on the heels of Double Fine’s massively successful Kickstarter drive, inXile is finally bringing us Wasteland 2. As we reported previously, the webcomic Order of the Stick joined inXile and Double Fine in raising over 1 million dollars. The original Wasteland is a [...]

Critical Mass Effect

Critical Mass Effect

Perhaps you’ve heard that BioWare released Mass Effect 3 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this week. Slacker Heroes historically hasn’t covered video games and I’m not about to give you a review when countless other sites are providing that. But Mass Effect has become something far greater than a video game. It was audacious [...]

Video Games are Big Business

Video Games are Big Business

Games are big business. The Call of Dutys and Halos of this world can make more than blockbuster movies in just a few days. Look at the recent release of Batman: Arkham City; 4 million copies sold in less than a week. Recently, in reviews for bad movies, the phrase “it was more like a [...]