Fred Galpern reports back from GDC 2008 on the launch of Havok Cloth and Destruction, Star Wars: The Forced Unleashed, realtime rendering and more.
For the February 2008 edition of "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla makes his thumbs sore playing Portal, Burnout Paradise, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, No More Heroes and Buzz! The Mega Quiz.
For the first "Press Start" column of 2008, Peter "Rizk" Rizkalla takes a look at Unreal Tournament III, NiGHTS Journey of Dreams, Assassin's Creed and Dementium: The Ward.
In this month's edition of "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla writes down his list of the must-have games for the holiday season.
J. Paul Peszko goes undercover with Ubisoft to report on the making of its first next-gen game, Assassin's Creed, which fuses technology, game design, theme and emotion.
Thomas J. McLean takes a peek under the hood of the hot new cinematics for Halo 3, Mass Effect, Hellgate: London and Tabula Rasa.
Janet Hetherington examines how videogames are becoming entrenched as new vehicles for extending franchises and creating a different kind of blockbuster.
Peter Plantec digs deep into EA's plan to push the boundaries of games and make them more immersive and emotionally engaging like movies.
In this month's "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla checks out Folklore, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, DK Jungle Climber and Spider-Man: Friend or Foe.
In this month's "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla reviews the latest editions in the legendary Halo and Metroid Prime franchises, as well as Heavenly Sword, Drawn to Life and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
In this month's edition of "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla challenges BioShock, kicks it with Mario Strikers Charged, rocks out with Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, takes a ride in Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars and has a close encounter with Alien Syndrome.
Anime expert Fred Patten checks out The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, Revised and Expanded Edition to see if the authors have maintained its position as the go-to book for any questions on anime.
Janet Hetherington chats with //ADAPT co-founder Jean-Eric Hault as Montreal gears up for its second //ADAPT conference from Sept. 24 to 28.
Rick DeMott travels to the revamped E3 and discovers a maturing gaming industry that has put playtime aside and focused on the business of playing games.
For July's "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla checks out Shadowrun, Crush, Odin Sphere, Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm and Diner Dash: Sizzle and Serve.
For the June 2007 "Press Start" column, Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla takes a historical look at the top five arcade fighter games of all time.
In this month's edition of "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla takes a look at Super Paper Mario for the Wii, The Red Star for the PS2 and Crackdown for the Xbox 360.
As Janet Hetherington discovers, the groundbreaking videogame franchise, Final Fantasy, is far from final -- and there's a party going on, too.
Christopher Harz looks at the fundamental change that may be occurring in online game development, with implications for game producers, players and toolset developers.
As brands look for new ways to reach engaged consumers, all trends point to strong growth ahead for in- and around-game advertising. Karen Raugust reports.
Christopher Harz gets serious about the booming business of serious games, reporting back on the highlight of the Serious Games Summit.
It's no joke; Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla has game reviews for God of War II, Wario: Master of Disguise and Killzone: Liberation in this month's "Press Start."
Christopher Harz returned to the GDC this month -- held for the first time at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco -- and reports back on the latest and greatest games, developments and trends.
For the March "Press Start" column, Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla reviews four PSP games, Syphon Filter, Lumines II, Tekken: Dark Resurrection and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.