The WGA Awards Great Video Game Writing

If anyone has been out of touch with the gaming world since the eighties, they’d probably laugh at the fact that there are actual game screenwriters in this day and age, let along great ones. In fact, some of the biggest writers in the business, like David Goyer (The Dark Knight), have written for games, and the storytelling has gotten much more sophisticated in recent times.

Can Video Games Be Emotionally Moving?

Video games are fun, that’s why so many of us play them. And in recent years, they’ve have displayed way more depth than they used to, with better writing, music, and story development. But can video games be emotionally moving? 

Is Nintendo on the Verge of a Big Comeback?

While gaming went in the toilet during the recession, just like everything else did, the video game market has been making big comeback strides in the last two years with the success of Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops, GTA V, and more. And now one report tells us Nintendo could be on the verge of a big comeback as well. 

The Console Wars Are About to Begin

We all know that new technology can have a huge impact on our lives. Think about what our lives were like before and after the VCR, home computers, e-mail, and the internet. Now new gaming consoles are about to hit the market, and two rival companies, Sony and Microsoft, are about to do battle for your Xmas dollar. 

Video Games Are Back With a Vengeance

Having covered the video game world for many years, it’s a market you can certainly call mercurial, and the ups and downs can be very abrupt. Technology and story-wise, video games have never been better, but I’m glad I’m not in the gaming business, because it can go from top of the heap to the basement with little warning.

Three Xbox 360 2013 holiday bundles underwhelm

  A 250 GB, $299.99 version; a 4 GB with Kinect at $299.99; a $399.99 250 GB and Kinect monstrosity. They each include a select pack of less then stellar games. US retailers will offer a $50 rebate, but Microsoft is going to launch the Xbox One in November, and Sony has the PS4. Microsoft could have done better.

Is Defiance the future of gaming?

As longtime TG readers know, we’ve been wondering for quite some time why there hasn’t been a great video game movie. But game adaptations have apparently been doing very well with the Halo 4 webisodes, and the Syfy series Defiance, a very expensive risk that’s apparently paying off.

The state of great game writing

In recent years, there has been truly exceptional writing in gaming. Indeed, top Hollywood talent like David Goyer (Batman Begins), John Milius (Apocalypse Now), and David McKenna (American History X) have written for games, and enjoy the storytelling opportunities the medium provides.

Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn up for Streamy Awards

The Streamys may not be as well known as the Oscars or the Grammys, but with so much entertainment becoming VOD, maybe one day the Streamys will be a household name as well.

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

This recently published art book illustrates the hi-tech visuals of the long-awaited Halo 4.

Gaming industry hit hard despite CoD and Halo 4

We’ve seen a lot of ups and downs in gaming throughout the years, and right now you’d think the market is really on the upswing.

Gaming predictions for 2013

While gaming didn’t have a great year overall, it’s really made up for lost time with the incredible success of Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

Call of Duty reigns supreme

It’s remarkable to see gaming make a big comeback, but what’s a little surprising is the battle between the two big boys at the top.

Video: Halo Spartan Ops episode 4 goes live

Fans of Halo 4 eagerly await a new piece of DLC content each week.

The games of 2013

Gaming has endured quite a number of ups and downs throughout the years, with the downs often crashing rather abruptly.

Gaming bounces back in 2012

Even if you don’t typically follow gaming, you are probably very well aware that both CoD: Black Ops II and Halo 4 had huge debuts.

Yes, Call of Duty is bigger than Twilight

For me, the best thing about the release of Twilight Breaking Dawn is that the whole damn saga is finally over.

Multiple video game adaptations headed to the big screen

It’s been a hell of a month for gaming, with Halo 4 making an estimated $300 million its first week, and Call of Duty generating a staggering $500 million its first day.

Halo 4 - on track for $300 million in one week

You don't need to be Nostradamus or a rocket scientist to predict that Halo is going to generate a huge amount of cash its first week. How much, you ask? 

Getting ready for Grand Theft Auto V

There’s no doubt that the current big daddy of gaming is Halo 4, which just had a debut worthy of a blockbuster movie on November 6.