Author: David Stone

Phoenix Wright: Justice For All – Review

Read review of Phoenix Wright: Justice For AllOftentimes, a series can be phenomenal to start, but if the first installment is successful, creators will bleed it dry. My concern when approaching the latest title in the series, Phoenix Wright 2: Justice For All, was its the ability to flesh out characters, story and overall quality. Thankfully, Phoenix Wright: Justice For All manages to do everything right, and for all the right reasons.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz – Review

Click here to read Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz reviewThere are three conventions that a game for the Wii ought to follow. First, it shouldn't be a rushed port from another system with a new control scheme shoehorned in for its own sake. Second, it ought to present a new method of gameplay, and have it work. Third, and most importantly, it shouldn't hurt.

“Exclusive” is a four-letter word

The word "exclusive" has been a major buzzword since the NES days. But the times, they are a-changin’. Third-party titles are costing more money than ever before, and to put a game out on a single system is now no longer a viable option. The bottom line: few “exclusives” are exclusive anymore. And I couldn’t be happier.

Age segregation in gaming

I was perusing my usual slate of gaming news sites when I came across a story about some pre-pubescent kid trying to be all “cool” while trying to join a guild. He used such colorful phrases as “I wouldn’t mind if a girl raped me” while attempting to show his supposed manliness (or, at least, I assume that’s what he was trying to do). When told that it could mean something else, he replied, “But girls don’t have a pee pee!”

The Great Wii Debate

W-i-i. Apparently, that's how Nintendo spells "revolution." However you want to call it, there's no denying that this new console is more than just a curiosity. It's taken something that could be perceived as a gimmick and made it front and center. With the Nintendo DS as their proving ground, Nintendo has shown that, by thinking outside the box, players, developers and shareholders all win.