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GAME THEORY: Sports games can be enjoyed by all

Nathan Mendelowitz

January 30, 2013

Whenever you hear people talk about sports games, it’s common to think of games about pro sports and jocks playing them. The former is correct, but the latter - not so much. Sports games are enjoyed by a wide range of gamers, from the hardcore to the most casual. However, I was never convinced and...

GAME THEORY: Locked content a deceptive tactic

Nathan Mendelowitz

April 26, 2012

With the ability to extend a game through downloadable content, developers have made it worthwhile to play for the long run. However, developers are beginning to lock content on the disc and require players to pay to unlock it. It no longer counts as downloadable content, but now becomes a question of...

GAME THEORY: Gamer’s diet not as poor as advertised

GAME THEORY: Gamer’s diet not as poor as advertised

State Hornet Staff

April 25, 2012

Video gamers have never been known for having good diets. The last thing on a gamer’s mind is what to eat when in a long session of game time. It’s no surprise gamers have the stigma of eating nothing but junk food and sugar-filled drinks. However, this is only true to a certain extent. Gamers d...

GAME THEORY: EA should have a heart for gamers on a budget

Nathan Mendelowitz

April 14, 2012

Paying for online play has become a norm for gamers. With millions of subscribers to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network; it’s clear gamers are willing to pay for the services. However, video game company Electronic Arts has implemented a new online pass to play its games online, effectively alienat...

GAME THEORY: Developers need to be more creative with ports

Nathan Mendelowitz

March 28, 2012

Being able to download classic games and arcade favorites on consoles has been a breath of fresh air. It allows gamers to relive the old days and see how video games have changed over time. Developers have been hard at work releasing as many of these classics as they can but have allowed innovation to t...

GAME THEORY: Street Fighter X Tekken

Nathan Mendelowitz

March 20, 2012

The allure of "Street Fighter X Tekken" is that it pits fighters from the “Street Fighter” franchise against fighters from the “Tekken” franchise, both of which have been on opposite ends of the fighting game spectrum. But is mixing two games with different fighting engines a great idea? Ye...

Comcast should revive original G4 broadcasting

Nathan Mendelowitz

March 2, 2012

G4 began as a channel dedicated to all things video game related. Unfortunately, since being consolidated in 2006, G4 has abandoned video game coverage for a mixed bag of shows.  Launching in 2002, G4 started with a plethora of shows about all kinds of video games. Shows included "Cheat," which focus...

Movies made from video games waste potential

Movies based on video game plots often lack accuracy and disappoint fans of the game.

Nathan Mendelowitz

February 29, 2012

It’s easy to think video games and movies would mix well. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case with movies based on video games. Every movie with a plot and theme based on a video game has been awful and disappointing. This doesn’t mean they all aren’t enjoyable. This sounds odd, but let...

Addicting gameplay provides promising future for mobile games

Addicting gameplay provides promising future for mobile games

Nathan Mendelowitz

February 15, 2012

Handheld gaming has been around since the GameBoy was introduced in the 1989. It ushered in a way to play videogames on the go, something to do while bored away from home.However, with smartphones getting moresophisticated by the year, a new type of gaming has begun that iscatapulting into stardom called mob...

2012 video game releases have big time potential

Nathan Mendelowitz

February 2, 2012

The year 2011 was known in the gaming world as the year of the sequels. All the big games that came out were sequels of established franchises like "Gears of War," "Call of Duty" and "Batman." In 2012, on the other hand, is looking like a year mixed with some big name sequels arriving and games that have...