Expansion or DLC?

By John Sollitto So I’ve taken to perusing the X-Box Live Marketplace and Steam and whatnot, and I’ve found that a lot of DLC’s are being made lately. DLC’s are all over the place lately. Now, it’s debated as to whether or not a DLC has to actually contribute to the game’s story and gameplay […]

In Support of the Console

 The current-gen consoles in their original forms.   When I play games, I treat them like an entertainment experience rather than a mere pastime like browsing Reddit or shopping on Amazon. I turn down the lights, turn on the HDTV and turn up the volume. I want to feel like I’m in the universe that […]

Fan Website Culture

You know you’re a child of the webernets when you remember the thousands of video game fan sites that littered the Internet on hosts like Geocities and Angelfire. In the early 2000s, having your own website was the cool-kid thing to do (or at least that’s what I would tell myself). Anyone with a computer […]

How Reviews Should Be

I was having a conversation the other day with a friend of mine as to why the industry hates the press and reviewers and I came up with one very clear point: Reviewers and press are crap at their job. I’m not ashamed to admit this and I totally know that often times people like […]

Nerd Rage

Every now and then someone will ask me about my opinion on violence and videogames. Do I think that playing violent games results in violent behavior, that children shouldn’t be allowed to own or play games that have a rating higher than their age, that sort of thing. I’ve played a lot of games, and […]

Confessions of an Editor-in-Chief

By John Sollitto As a videogame journalist, professionalism is important. Oh, man, I can’t even type that with a straight face. But seriously, when trying to be a suave man or woman in the journalistic world who can make connections and get the scoop, you have to be someone that others can trust and depend […]

I Don’t Finish

By John Sollitto (I wrote this article in December 2011 for another site called talknerdytomelover.com) I shall now confess something. You ready? *deep breath* My name is John Sollitto…and I do not finish all of the games that I buy. I know right? It’s SHAMEFUL. So shameful. This is me shamed. Relish in it because […]