All Posts by:

Review: NASCAR 2011: The Game

Written by on April 21, 2011 in

0

Not having the proper context to judge Activision’s NASCAR 2011: The Game against the years and years of other NASCAR franchises that have come before, I can only say that it seems like a serviceable simulation of the sport. I had hoped the game might ease me into things. I was greeted by a tutorial… Read More »


Review: Rift

Written by on April 14, 2011 in

0

RIFT is an expert refinement of the MMO formula established by World of Warcraft. It learns from nearly every lesson of Blizzard in the years since WoW’s release and adds a bit of its own flavor. As a longtime videogame enthusiast, it’s easy for me to always look for the next big thing. I want… Read More »


Indispensable Utilities for the PC Gamer

Indispensable Utilities for the PC Gamer

Written by (@) on April 14, 2011 in Features

[, , , , , , , ]

Comments Off on Indispensable Utilities for the PC Gamer

Contrary to popular belief, computers can actually do a lot of things besides just playing games. I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out. Not only can you run Mass Effect 2, but you could search online for a Mass Effect 2 FAQ. You could browse the Bioware social network and discuss Mass Effect… Read More »


Sony NGP Price May Reach For the Stars

Sony NGP Price May Reach For the Stars

Written by (@) on April 8, 2011 in News

[, , , , , , ]

Comments Off on Sony NGP Price May Reach For the Stars

Edge Magazine’s website reported today that recent Sony comments suggest a higher price point for the NGP than previously thought. When NGP was unveiled in Tokyo in January, Sony president Kaz Hirai said the device would be priced at a level that would be “well-received by consumers.” Yet in a series of interviews with Fast Company,… Read More »


Unpunched: Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

Unpunched: Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

Written by (@) on March 31, 2011 in Features

[, , , , ]

Comments Off on Unpunched: Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

Unpunched is a new boardgame feature on The Married Gamers.  Be sure to post a comment and let us know what you’d like to hear about next! As I sat on my couch one night (most likely playing Rift; review forthcoming), inspiration hit me to write about boardgames. This inspiration loosely coincided with the utter… Read More »


A Brave New World

A Brave New World

Written by (@) on March 23, 2011 in Opinion

[, , , , ]

Comments Off on A Brave New World

On a recent episode of the Gamers with Jobs Conference Call, a listener wrote in response to a previous discussion on gamification.  [Check timestamp 56:34 if you want to hear the email]  It’s a hot topic at the moment. Developers have come to a realization they can apply the meta-game concepts incorporated in Xbox Live… Read More »


Review: B.U.T.T.O.N.

Written by on March 16, 2011 in

0

After a number of very stern, scary warnings and selecting the number of players (The game supports up to eight players on two controllers.), B.U.T.T.O.N. begins displaying instructions on the screen. Put down your controller. Take a number of steps back. Do something silly—perhaps take a ninja pose or maybe sit on the ground and hold… Read More »


War Sometimes Changes in RIFT

War Sometimes Changes in RIFT

Written by (@) on March 10, 2011 in News

[, , , , ]

Comments Off on War Sometimes Changes in RIFT

In the unlikely event that the RIFT players among you have grown tired of fighting back the invasions and rifts that are the game’s namesake, some Guardian players on the Faeblight server have decided to strike directly at the Defiants in an all-out PVP war. Over 22 weeks and for three hours each week, players… Read More »


Review: Bulletstorm

Written by on March 8, 2011 in

0

To reduce Epic & People Can Fly’s new game, Bulletstorm, to a feature list on the back of a box sells it short: stylistic kills innovative swearing generally tasteless dialog Sure, it has all these things in droves, but what I found over the course of my time with the game is something that transcends the… Read More »


Edutain Me

Edutain Me

Written by (@) on February 15, 2011 in Features

[, , , , , , , , ]

Comments Off on Edutain Me

“Edutainment” is a disgusting word invented by some marketing genius to sell products. It was later applied to videogames. To parents, it meant you could safely buy the game so labeled for your kid with the knowledge it would have some educational value. To kids, it meant this “game” was going to make you do… Read More »