Real Consequences for Virtual Theft

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] On the heels of the story about a woman “killing” her virtual husband, here’s another reminder that what happens in virtual worlds doesn’t always stay in virtual worlds. The story is that one teenage Dutch boy forced another teenage Dutch boy to hand over his virtual property in the […]

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Woman arrested for killing virtual reality husband

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] I don’t know what is making me more speechless – the fact that the woman is facing serious jail time for this offense or that the story made it onto CNN.   “Obama and McCain?  Who CARES?!  We’ve got virtual reality murder HERE!  Let’s go with this!” So, as CNN […]

Ask [GAS]: What Old Game Do You Still Play?

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The last time I moved (into an apartment that is, arguably, way too small to hold all of my stuff), someone asked me why on earth I still bother to have my Super Ninendo hooked up, nestled between my PS2 and Game Cube (no, I do not have any […]

Massive Resistance 2 Ad Spotted in LA

To promote its upcoming Resistance 2 PS3 game, Sony has plastered this monstrosity on a building on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. Check it out: Please note that we do NOT recommend walking by that thing while on hallucinogenic drugs. We think it would be a very, very bad idea. Resistance 2 is expected to […]

Downloadable Yoda Available for Pwning

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] This probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise (file it as one of the worst kept secrets in gaming), but Namco announced this morning that both Yoda and Darth Vader will soon be available as downloadable characters for Soul Calibur IV on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. So […]

Build Your Own Marriage Proposal

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The much anticipated puzzle and word-creation game for Playstation 3, LittleBigPlanet, hasn’t even been released yet and it’s already changing lives. The game lets players build their own levels and share them through the PlayStation Network. It is due for release October 21, but has already had an extensive […]

Who’s your favourite gaming sidekick?

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] At the moment, I am hopelessly addicted to Mario Kart for the Nintendo DS so this article by the Daily Telegraph was quite interesting.   It asks who the greatest ever gaming sidekicks are and offers ten candidates. I vote for Yoshi! Quite often, as I am finding with Mario […]

Google AdSense: Coming to a Game Near You

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Last night, Google announced the beta launch of its AdSense for Games program, which will focus on placing ads in casual flash games as well as some larger titles. This move doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since Google bought AdScape Media for $23 million last year. In fact, […]