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Stern Pinball has turned its back on the pinball hobbyist
Stern Pinball has turned its back on the pinball hobbyist
When pinball manufacturers were closing their doors, Stern Pinball soldiered on. Now that things are looking good in the hobby again, Stern Pinball has turned into someting of a villain. READ MORE
Let's not forget how amazing Japanese game development used to be
Let's not forget how amazing Japanese game development used to be
If you were born in the '90s or later, you missed Japan's golden era. I fear that we're going to start forgetting how amazing Japan used to be in regards to game design. READ MORE
Better Reach, More Relevance, Better Rewards
Better Reach, More Relevance, Better Rewards
See how other industries may be looking towards the video game industry to make a quick profit in this sponsored guest post.  READ MORE
The Current Preorder Culture Harms Gamers
The Current Preorder Culture Harms Gamers
It's come to the point where the current preorder environment is harming a gamer's ability to enjoy this hobby. Be it a casual or a hardcore gamer, the focus on preorders is making things worse. READ MORE
The Gamer Theory Podcast Episode 3 - 2014 in Review
The Gamer Theory Podcast Episode 3 - 2014 in Review
Sean and Jeff review the year that was and look forward to 2015 in this episode of the Gamer Theory Podcast. READ MORE
If it's over 500MB, it's not a patch, it's missing content
If it's over 500MB, it's not a patch, it's missing content
Developers and publishers are giving us incomplete, broken games with the attitude that they can always patch them later. The latest update to Assassin's Creed: Unity is nearly 7GB of data. This is getting out of control. READ MORE
Jeff's Top 10 Games of 2014
Jeff's Top 10 Games of 2014
It's here, Jeff's list of top ten games for 2014. Spoiler alert: The Wii U was 2014's big overachiever.  READ MORE
Unfit for Duty: 343 Industries may not be the developer we need for Halo
Unfit for Duty: 343 Industries may not be the developer we need for Halo
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still not working properly, Halo 4 had short legs in the online community, and many are worried about the direction Halo has been headed in since Bungie moved on. Can 343 Industries prove themselves fit to carry Halo's banner? READ MORE
Trip Report: California Extreme 2014
Trip Report: California Extreme 2014
Held last weekend at the Hyatt in Santa Clara, the 18th annual California Extreme Arcade and Pinball Expo was a flawless throwback to a time when arcades and pinball ruled the gaming scene. READ MORE
5 Ways the Xbox One can rally back at E3 2014
5 Ways the Xbox One can rally back at E3 2014
After a month with big price cuts, attractive bundles, and the biggest game release of the new generation, Microsoft saw itself still fall more behind Sony in North America. What will it take to turn things around? READ MORE
Microsoft dug their own hole in the early next-gen war
Microsoft dug their own hole in the early next-gen war
The PlayStation 4 is out to an early and noticeable lead over the Xbox One in every region. Microsoft only has themselves to blame. READ MORE
Sean's Top Games of 2013
Sean's Top Games of 2013
Sean's favorite games of the past year take on a handheld focus, surprising only himself. Also, he falls in love with a developer--Scandalous! READ MORE
The Xbox One marketing agreement brings to light Machinima's ethical void
The Xbox One marketing agreement brings to light Machinima's ethical void
Leaked documents, screenshots, and social messages showed how Microsoft was buying off Machinima and their content partners for positive coverage. For many, this confirms long standing suspicions regarding Machinima's poor ethical standards. READ MORE
New Year's Resolutions for the Video Game Industry
New Year's Resolutions for the Video Game Industry
2013 was a good year for video games. Here's a handful of resolutions to make 2014 even better. READ MORE
Jeff's top games of 2013
Jeff's top games of 2013
Jeff's favorite games of 2013, presented in no particular order and without much fanfare. READ MORE
The YouTube copyright controversy is about IP control, not protection
The YouTube copyright controversy is about IP control, not protection
Copyright claims are removing monetization from thousands of gaming-related videos on YouTube right now in the name of copyright protection. I cry foul, and explain why this is more about control than anything else. READ MORE
Grading the consoles of the last generation: PlayStation 3
Grading the consoles of the last generation: PlayStation 3
Officially a last generation console, it's time to look at the PlayStation 3's body of work and grade it on how it stacked up against the competition and what it offered gamers. READ MORE
How I Will Remember the Wii
How I Will Remember the Wii
Matthew Taylor makes his debut on Gamer Theory by sharing his thoughts on and memories of the Nintendo Wii. READ MORE
Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 at launch
Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 at launch
The second and third consoles of the new generation have finally joined the Wii U to put all three companies on their "next gen" platforms. With the PS4 and XB1 releasing so close to one another, I figured it was probably helpful to compare the two. Here's how I feel about both right now. READ MORE
Grading the consoles of the last generation: Nintendo Wii
Grading the consoles of the last generation: Nintendo Wii
With the Wii U and PS4 on store shelves now, and the XB1 coming in less than a week, it's time to look back and grade consoles of the past generation. We'll start with the Nintendo Wii, and here's how I feel it fared. READ MORE
Something is rotten with a couple of Call of Duty: Ghosts reviews
Something is rotten with a couple of Call of Duty: Ghosts reviews
Call of Duty: Ghosts is drawing heaps of criticism from gamers, both experienced and casual players alike. Most critics have been harsh on the game as well, but two odd positive reviews stand out, and it's hardly surprising where they came from. Here's why. READ MORE
Are video games passing me by?
Are video games passing me by?
Do you ever feel like gaming is passing you by or that you struggle to connect with some of the more modern game genres? Stephen gives his thoughts on the matter. READ MORE
Catching a Tiger by the Tail
Catching a Tiger by the Tail
Stephen Smith and Jeff Rivera take a look at Tiger Electronics and their handheld games that were so prolific in the '80s and '90s and a staple in the gaming habits of so many kids and teens before Nintendo and Sega took over the handheld space. READ MORE
An EarthBound Rediscovery
An EarthBound Rediscovery
In this featured guest post, long time friend of the site, Stephen Smith, tells us about his long path to finally sitting down and playing the SNES classic, EarthBound. READ MORE
Opinion: Good riddance to Phil Fish
Opinion: Good riddance to Phil Fish
Phil Fish gets into a Twitter fight and decides to call it quits. Fez 2 has been canceled, and apparently Phil is out of the gaming industry. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Phil. READ MORE
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