The Gamer’s Quagmire #72: Sequels That Were Not Meant to Die

The Gamer’s Quagmire #72: Sequels That Were Not Meant to Die

Jul 08

Everything you wanted to know about gaming, and less by Jamison DeLorenzo The last time I wrote about E3 I made some bold statements regarding the death of its relevance in the industry. A lot of this has to do with the confusion of what it’s image was, in that what the perception was of what it was trying to be. Originally it was a conference to open up the industry to the gamers. It...

The Gamer’s Quagmire #71: Six Hours of Careful Editing Outside Fallujah

The Gamer’s Quagmire #71: Six Hours of Careful Editing Outside Fallujah

Apr 29

Everything you wanted to know about gaming, and less by Jamison DeLorenzo It is not as nearly a compelling title, but it’s not like there is any competition now. Konami was able to make headlines recently by walking away from their war game based on the Iraq War. Having known nothing about the game or much about the conflict, largely due to my indifference to war games, this event...

The Gamer’s Quagmire #70: I’m Not Quite Dead

The Gamer’s Quagmire #70: I’m Not Quite Dead

Apr 24

Everything you wanted to know about gaming, and less by Jamison DeLorenzo There’s nothing quite like a long hiatus for a small, largely unread, gaming column. After a year-long sabbatical for gaming and some relatively major life events now feels like a good a time as any to get back onto the horse. Well, not literally of course. Odds are the equines are probably sick and tired of having...

The Gamer’s Quagmire #69: Heeding the Wisdom of E.E. Cummings

The Gamer’s Quagmire #69: Heeding the Wisdom of E.E. Cummings

May 16

Everything you wanted to know about gaming, and less by Jamison DeLorenzo Finding required viewing in the world of video game writing is a rare event. Over the past five years the cornerstone of my gaming bookmarks has been Penny Arcade. I realize that this is a lot like saying people swear by ESPN for sports news, so that statement has far less impact that I would want. I have often found...

The Gamer’s Quagmire #68: Lucky Number 4

The Gamer’s Quagmire #68: Lucky Number 4

May 09

Everything you wanted to know about gaming, and less by Jamison DeLorenzo Promises are promises, and, this amazing revelation aside, I figure if there is a week to talk about GTA this would be the week to do it. There are very few stories in gaming news this week that do not involve this game, and rightfully so. Considering the sales numbers this game is putting up (6 million copies sold in...

The Gamer’s Quagmire #67: And Internet Justice For All

The Gamer’s Quagmire #67: And Internet Justice For All

Apr 25

Everything you wanted to know about gaming, and less by Jamison DeLorenzo Pay attention to enough news stories and you can see pattern with the media extolling the negative qualities of the Internet and what they refer to as the gaming subculture. It’s not that I am any different – I do what I can to provide negative comments every week for parts of the industry that are negative...