Editorials

New Video Game Documentary Asks if We’ve Learned Anything

In a time when video game sales as a whole are down, and it seems like retail box sales are falling, gaming companies need...

Why Art Should be Free and the Machinarium Pirate Amnesty Sale is Brilliant

Until August 12th, you can purchase the fantastic adventure game Machinarium for only $5. Also I think everything should be free. This post covers both those subjects.

Nintendo Collectors Journal 8/9/2010

I thought this was going to be a slow week for me, but instead I ended up getting a ton of cool Nintendo stuff. The first three items shown in this week's main picture are Nintendo ...

Top Ten Games to Play on Your Netbook: Part 2

Ripten's list of the top games to play on your netbook; the second five games and final part of the top ten list...

Top 10 Wants for Gears of War 3

Gears of War 2 is an awesome game. Don't let fanboy haters tell you anything less. Awesome, but not perfect- the story was grand but a little shallow, the characters and their relationships were underdeveloped and the lack of dedicated servers fostered an online experience ruined by host advantage and lag switchers. Cliffy B: don't let us down, make Gears of War 3 all it can be! ...

Top Ten Games to Play on Your Netbook: Part 1

It's August now, and that probably means you're heading away on holiday. Obviously, this will be a big worry for gamers like us. That's why we were given handheld gaming systems- a way to stave off the withdrawal symptoms from being away from some sort of pixel or polygon for too long. However, handheld consoles aren't the only thing to keep the babies off the ceiling. There's also the much-overlooked netbook...

Donkey Kong Country Returns Top Five Wants

I remember when the first Donkey Kong Country was about to be released back in 1994. I received that nice promotional video in the mail that many people remember and instantly wanted the game more than anything else. Now almost 15 years later I’m ...

Girls in Games: Why Aren’t There More Female Leads?

Name a recent game that featured a female lead. In the last year, there's been Bayonnetta. And I think Wet was released in the last year too. Can't come up with anything else? That's because female leads are few and far between in games; and if large gaming companies have their way, it's likely to stay that way...

Nintendo Collectors Journal 8/4/2010

I didn’t get that many new items this week but I figured I’d report on them anyway. The first item I found was a Mario Bros. t-shirt. I got this t-shirt featuring the Mario Bros. and several other characters from ...

Games on Demand: Are Digital Downloads the Future?

Microsoft has been pushing their Games on Demand service recently, releasing such great titles as Mass Effect and Batman: Arkham Asylum to download straight to Hard Drive. These are not arcade titles, but full-fledged games that were already released to disc, and are re-released for download. At the same time, the Xbox 360 keeps coming with larger and larger Hard Drives to store the games. The trend isn't only with Microsoft, either; Steam makes its business completely from selling downloadable copies of games...

Lost Nintendo Games Volume 3. Disaster Day Of Crisis

Disaster Day of Crisis is a third person action adventure game for the Nintendo Wii. This game was first shown at E3 2006 along with the Wii. Disaster Day of Crisis wasn’t playable at the event, but the game was ...

Nerds Forced To Leave Comic Con After Playing TERA For Six Straight Hours

That's right, SIX hours with hardly a bathroom break. While hanging out with the guys at En Masse, we were alerted to the fact that two guys had been playing TERA non-stop all day. As the convention was coming to a close, they refused to leave the terminal. So naturally, we interviewed them!!

The Best Gaming Cosplay of Comic Con 2010

At last!! RipTen presents to you our favorite video game costumes from the grand daddy of all pop culture conventions!! Comic Con!! You know, the one you probably couldn't afford to go to. Luckily we did, and we had our cameras ready!! Enjoy!!

Nintendo Collectors Journal 7/28/2010

This week I want to focus on a very special piece that I just received. It’s a replica of Samus Aran’s Gunship from Metroid Prime 2 Echoes. This figure can be purchased from ...

Government Funds Anti-Sex Game

So apparently because some university nerds aren't getting any, they think that no one else in the world should be, either. That's why the University of Central Florida has spent nearly a half million dollars on developing a game to help teenage girls resist peer pressure to have sex. The game doesn't have a title yet, but is expected to be released in 2011.