Metagame

When is a game still a game?

I recently ran into a flash … thing online called “Cookie Clicker.” It’s set up like a typical flash game, but it’s lacking one important…


A league of their own

In a perennial glut of sports games, “Mutant League” was an outlier which could appeal to even the biggest jock-hating gamers. In the ‘90s, a…


Scripting for Tie-in

When was the last time you saw a movie that was blatantly written with an eventual game tie in in mind? For me, it was…




Sex, blood and games

Two gangs face off for war in the city streets. Explosions burst, blood flies and splashes, and bodies drop with sickening thuds. A woman invites…




HR 287 makes video games smut

Apparently Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) teaches one to kill by stomping on arrows set to a catchy and memorable beat. Also, Real Time Strategy games…