• Replay Value

    Anna talks about her experiences with replay value and reasons she's gone back for another play.

  • What the Crap: Nostalgia

    Is it possible to be nostalgic for something that was made before you were even born?

  • Gamer Girlfriend: Candy Corn Games

    Try to recall the last time you found yourself playing a new game that—for whatever reason—just wasn't all that great. It shouldn't take you too long to think of one. It's happened to all of us. P

  • What the Crap?: NPCs Say the Darndest Things

    RPGS. These are the games that allow you to escape from your office cubicle and enter into an alien world filled with elves, leprechauns, eskimos and other made-up creatures grouped as non-playable ch

  • Beards Confirmed for Next Elder Scrolls Installment

    Here at BeardCola GameCola, we aim to bring you the latest information on beard development in the videogame world. Good news for Bethesda Softworks/Elder Scrolls fans! The next Elder Scrolls, Elder S

  • Are You Game?: Xbox 360

    The Xbox 360 has been alive and kicking for over two years now since November 2005. Yes, it's really been that long. That’s a lot of titles, and there have been more than a couple of misfires. It happens, but the key to life is knowing when not to step on a landmine, or, in this case, when not to drop your hard-earned cash on a developer’s sorry ass attempt at entertaining you (or a console that has a replacement rate higher than 16+%). So this article is for you. Here are the top ten Xbox 360 games since the console was released. This is your guide to cutting the crap and sticking to the pure essentials before you know full well what a "red ring of death" truly means. This is the measure of your game-itude, as all 10 of these titles should be on your shelf with no exceptions. Unless you have no thumbs—I guess that’s an exception.

  • Poor Player’s Paradise

    I'm switching gears this month and temporarily ditching the Heap so that I can combine my two passions—videogames and extreme, mind-numbing cheapness. Since the number of GameCola readers is well

  • Versus Mode: Oblivion’s Breasts, PS3’s Price, Backwards Compatibility, and More

    GC writers Paul Franzen and Casey Levine discuss whether the ESRB should have changed Oblivion's rating, the PS3's price, whether people still care about backwards compatibility, and more.

  • Versus Mode: Televised Gaming, The Wii’s Name, Sexism in Oblivion, and More

    GC writers Steve Hamner and Casey Levine discuss whether televised gaming belongs on TV, the Wii's name, whether Oblivion is sexist, and more.

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC)

    Let me just begin by saying that I had to tear myself away from Oblivion to write this review. It's just that addictive. There is so much to see and do in game that it can be difficult to choose where