• An Apology to Liberty City Citizens

    People of Liberty City, I owe you an apology. I just can't stop killing y'all.

  • Pssst. The Grand Theft Auto V Trailer.

    We're posting this for page hits, in all honesty. Grand Theft Auto IV broke 22-million copies sold. It is hard to believe there are so many people on the planet; these figures are just mind-blowing.

  • Gamer Girlfriend: Thoughts for a Rainy Afternoon

    It’s weird how things change. I was recently looking back over the archives of "Gamer Girlfriend," which date back to early 2008, and I was surprised to notice a gradual but distinct progression in the way my column has evolved over the years. Originally, it was about the crazy antics and wacky misadventures of Mike, my own dear “Gamer in Residence,” and the trials and tribulations that came from first dating, and then living with him. After a while, it was about my own tentative forays in the gaming world. “Reflections on Grand Theft Auto IV” was followed with a cute story about how I acquired my pink DS and very first game cartridges (Animal Crossing and Cooking Mama). Then came Kingdom Hearts, the first “real” game I ever played by myself. From then on, my column became increasingly focused on the games I was playing, and somewhat less on the games Mike was into.

  • GC Podcast #22: Grab Bag

    The latest GameCola Podcast—featuring hugs, tears, depression, and love—has just been released.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)

    So here I am, tackling a giant. The game alone is quite huge in content and digital space, but that pales in comparison to the amount of words and opinions I have on the experience. Wrapping my writte

  • News (6/30/08): I Hate People.

    Let's talk about something I hate: dumbasses. Last Thursday, six teenagers were arrested at a New York supermarket, after robbing a woman of her cigerattes, and then proceeding to destroy a man's car.

  • News (6/25/08): In Search of Rape.

    Fact: Politicians cannot play video games for beans. Connecticut Senator Gayle Slossberg (D) is now looking for gamers to help her reach the "Rape Scene" within Grand Theft Auto IV. Slossberg stated

  • Gamer Girlfriend: Living with “The Other Woman”

    Imagine a world where the guy you love brings home a new woman, announces that she will be living with him for at least a week or two, and proceeds to spend every waking, non-work moment with her. He kindly indicates that it’s cool if you hang out, too. However, he would prefer it if you didn’t get in the way too much. Now, if you’re like me, you would have dumped this guy’s ass within five minutes of hearing such a presumptuous proposition. Any self-respecting woman would. We don’t share our men with others of our kind.

  • Versus Mode: Adults Only DLC, Shigeru Miyamoto, Parents, and More

    Christian Porter and Rick L debate the Wii, Adults Only DLC, Shigeru Miyamoto, punishing parents, and Rock Band in this edition of Versus Mode.