• The Educated Gamer: Why Sony Will Never Have Global Electronic Dominance

    Sony, as a company, has been responsible for many innovations—most of you reading this own something made by Sony (whether you know it or not). It has developed a fervid following in several markets and yet is not always the market leader. The reason for that is simple: Sony has trouble tolerating any other company that deals in electronics. The current debacle with the Playstation 3 is nothing new in the history of Sony.

  • The Educated Gamer: The Shape of Things to Come

    I’ve been playing videogames for a long time. I’m almost 25, and I had a Colecovision at the age of 3. I think I’ve got a bit of experience. Nowadays, it seems as if fewer and fewer games grab my attention; and more and more often they grab it and then stomp on it, light it on fire and throw it away. I’d like to think that I’m a pretty damn good gamer, but some of today’s games make me feel inadequate. I can tell you that I own at least five games that I haven’t beat and will probably never play again. Is that my fault, or is it the industry's? Here’s what I’m getting at: Many of today’s games are a colossal pain in the ass.