video games

Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Your Move: How To Make Home Gaming Portable

The Surface Pro 2
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Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s PS Vita are both fantastic portable gaming consoles, and tablets like the iPad have a great game selection, but generally games for these systems are different from the games released for home consoles.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Your Move: What Would You Do With 60 Trillion Cookies?

So many cookies
Credit Dustin Deckard

I've bought a few new games recently: Pokémon Y, Kingdom Hearts 1.5, New Super Luigi U and Infinity Blade III. But, honestly, I haven't had a lot of time to play any of them. I've been immersed at work in front of a computer screen.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Your Move: 'Pokémon' Universe Continues To Grow

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Nintendo’s Pokémon series is the second-best selling game franchise in history.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Your Move: Steam OS Could Bring Big Changes For PC Gaming

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For as long as I’ve been gaming, console games have been played on the couch in front of a TV, and PC games up close to a computer monitor.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Your Move: Nintendo 2DS

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Nintendo started selling the Nintendo DS in 2004, and since then, there have been more than 153 million sold. It’s the best-selling handheld game console in history.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Your Move: Soundtracks

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Music in video games has come a long way from the bleeps and bloops heard in the very first games.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Your Move: Sega Genesis

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Today, most video games are released for the Xbox, the PlayStation and PC. The experience is largely the same on all three of these platforms, so it doesn’t really matter where you play the game. In the 1980s and ‘90s, however, games were often exclusive to one console or another, so unless you had multiple consoles, your gaming experience may have been very different from your neighbor’s.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Your Move: The Big Sandbox

The Xbox and Playstation are great platforms for huge, cinematic, big-budget action games. However, the PC is a big sandbox for people who really want to experiment with the medium and make games that may be more art than game.

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Commentary
12:50 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Your Move: Animal Crossing New Leaf

Samuel McConnell KMUW

Most video games that I play have a very defined beginning, middle and end. I tend to think of the experience like I would a movie.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Your Move: Star Trek

With very few exceptions, video games based on movies tend to be pretty horrible.

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