Review: Homefront

By Bup

THQ and Kaos Studios allows players to fight against America’s Korean invaders in the recent release of Homefront for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Homefront takes place in the year 2027 where a unified Korea under the rule of North Korea, known as the Greater Korean Republic, invades and takes over the United more »

Editorial: Seventh Son of a Seventh Submariner

By SiliconNooB

Variety is the spice of life, as it were, in JRPGs. I am a big fan of defined character classes over jack-of-all-trade character growth systems. I feel that defined classes add immeasurably to a character’s personality, and contribute substantially to a game’s strategy. That said, defined character classes are not without their own conundrums. Two more »

MAP Episode 109: Tell Your Friends

By Lusipurr
DISCLAIMER: Typical reader pictured may not actually be typical. Or a reader.

Produced 2011.03.27 On FRIDAY, Bup and SiliconNooB adopt a DRILLING, intellectual approach in their investigation of the latest industry news. The result, which is sure to be a WHEEZE, covers topics including Duke Nukem Forever, the Nintendo 3DS, and GeoHot in South America.

News: Kinect, Japan, and You

By Biggs
Kinect Boat

When details of Project Natal first released, made fun of it to no end. It was the butt of every jokes, silly Microsoft babby will never go anywhere, and if it does, it will be the next Wii, beloved only for its gimmick value and forgotten in a few months. We were only correct more »

Review: Yakuza 4

By Bup

Sega continues the saga of yakuza member Kazuma Kiryu with the recent release of Yakuza 4 for the Playstation 3. Yakuza 4 tells the story of four men searching for the truth behind what happened on a fateful day 25 years in the past.  Past titles in the series had the player only control Kazuma more »

Editorial: Arrogance in Gaming

By SiliconNooB

Arrogance in gaming. It is as pervasive as a FART from NATE’s BUTT, and just as fecund. Sometimes it manifests as a trifling little niggle that sticks in your craw, while other times it is as a slap in the face. Often it occurs with such frequency that we can no longer see it, yet more »

MAP Episode 108: Texan Legal Wrangling

By Lusipurr
Darth Lane already has your soul. Now, he only wants your money.

Produced 2011.03.20 Lane visits the podcast and renders judgement on the latest news, despite Lusipurr’s numerous motions and objections. The long arm of Emperor Kotick can be felt in every aspect of the discussion, covering J. Bruce Thompson, The Old Republic, and more!

News: Quotedustry!

By Biggs
Heavy Rain Kiss

Heavy Rain Gives While Taking Away At this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards for Video Games, Quantic Dream swept the floor with the hit crime game, Heavy Rain. Winning the awards for story and original score are not entirely surprising, but it also took home the prize for technical innovation with more »