Turning Away From Controversy

There was once a time when gamers wanted to be taken seriously. We used to see articles calling for games to be considered art, and used to talk about a future in which games aren’t just seen as toys for children and immature adults. If our recent news, discussion topics and behavior are any indication…

June Writing Challenge: All About Gaming News #gamersonwatch

Hello everyone and welcome to another UWG writing challenge announcement! What’s in store this month for all you #gamersonwatch? Read on! June marks the start of the summer season — a time when big game releases start to dwindle, studios recover from the early-year rush, and players work through backlogged games large and small.  But…

Gaming’s Best Foolery: Secrets and Hoaxes

We swear we’re not fooling around with a new community writing challenge, for it is with a little April Foolery in mind that we offer up a new topic this month about secrets, hoaxes, and general (yet fun) trickery in games! It’s no secret that developers have been hiding some fun and frustrating secrets in…

Me, Myself, and Video Games

Maybe it’s in response to the recent controversies in gaming revolving around journalism, sexism, and criticism, but lately I’ve noticed an uptick in articles around the blogosphere about why folks game and why video games are important to them. These articles aren’t meant to stir the angst-ridden pot any further, but rather serve as affirmations of…

Voluntine’s Week is Next Week

Voluntine’s Week is almost among us, folks! What: A set-aside week where bloggers and fans volunteer articles to be published as Guest Posts on their favorite blogs When: February 17th, 2014 to February 21st, 2014 Where: #Voluntines on Twitter I am getting super excited. I have already authored a handful of articles and began making the proper contacts…

Announcing a new Blogger Holiday: Voluntine’s Week!

What: A set-aside week where bloggers and fans volunteer articles to be published as Guest Posts on their favorite blogs When: February 17th, 2014 to February 21st, 2014 Where: #Voluntines on Twitter In December, we celebrated the holiday spirit with lists. It was a great success! Listmas provided an opportunity for lots of fellow bloggers to…

Community Post- Which Turtle Are You?

In many modern video games, there is an option to design the main character from the ground up using a robust creation system. For some players, this is an excuse to create the most ridiculous hero ever (eight feet tall and purple hair, yes please), but more often than not, people want to put themselves…