Why Excellent Video Game Voice Actors Can't—or Shouldn't—Be Stars

I recently asked writer Tom Bissell whether voice actors might ever become celebrities in the video game world. I wondered whether they would ever be featured as headliners who could single-handedly amplify sales and excite major curiosity. » 7/15/11 12:00pm 7/15/11 12:00pm

Heroes of Ruin Is Rich With Ideas, Shorter on Atmosphere

Heroes of Ruin is a deft, well-implemented multiplayer-RPG—but right now it's lacking in distinctive character. The title, published by Square Enix and developed by n-Space, the team behind the GameCube action-adventure title Geist, is due to launch on the Nintendo 3DS in early 2012. So far, our exposure to the Heroes » 6/13/11 9:00pm 6/13/11 9:00pm

In Defense of Duke Nukem Forever

Who is Duke Nukem, and why—after all of these years—are we still talking about him? One of our readers has described him as a "character that people actually love or hate. Or feel something about. As opposed to military personnel (1) and (1a)." In a sea of "blandness," according to the reader, the Duke is something… » 6/13/11 5:00pm 6/13/11 5:00pm

Rise of Nightmares is the E3 Floor Show Funhouse

Sega's Kinect title Rise of Nightmares was displayed for E3 visitors within a spooky, cage-like structure on the floor show. Wandering past it on multiple occasions, I had the impression of visiting a traveling carnival. Our own Brian Crecente took a moment to capture the attraction, and explain what we can expect… » 6/09/11 8:30pm 6/09/11 8:30pm