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, […]

Geek TV: BBT Takes on AoC

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Last night, CBS’s geektastic sitcom The Big Bang Theory featured the MMORPG Age of Conan. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that it explored the perils of game addiction in a humorous way. Like the rest of the show, it’s not framed in a way to mock […]

Nintendo Punch Out 2008!

If there’s a game I remember enjoying as a kid, it was certainly Punch Out! For the time, the game had fantastic graphics, and as far as I’m concerned, it was one of the best titles released for the old NES. So this morning, when I learned that Nintendo was working on a new version […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] What do United Airlines, War of the Worlds, and the upcoming “massively-multiplayer forecasting game” Superstruct have in common? According to one of the game’s designers at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, more than you might think. When I was in high school in the nineties, a friend […]

LEGO Batman Gets Wheels

Judging from the newest trailer for the upcoming LEGO Batman game, Batman and his friends may be a little square themselves, but they’ve got some pretty sleek rides. They’ve got the Batmobile, Robin’s Bat-Bike, planes, trains, boats… and apparently the same sort of humor we’ve come to expect from the previous Star Wars and Indiana […]

Should “Muslim Massacre” be banned?

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’re a gamer, you’ll know from experience that PC shooters are very common and mostly very enjoyable.   Who doesn’t enjoy shooting opponents on the screen?   A lot of those games are also available free of charge and online, and one of them is currently causing a huge amount of […]

Max Payne – Official Trailer #2

Directed by John Moore and featuring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, the movie adaption of Max Payne – the game, will apparently be released on October 17, 2008. If the movie is as any good as the trailer looks, I think we’ll be in for a great time at the big screen. What do you […]