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Jul 11, 2013

The Scariest Part of Zombie Game ‘The Last of Us’ is It’s Not Totally Fictional

The game's creative director Neil Druckmann said he got the story's central idea from a fungus that can do something similar to insects.

Nov 13, 2012

Use Sony’s Wonderbook To Turn Your PS3 Into A Porno Shoot [VIDEO]

If there was ever a more useless gaming peripheral, it’s definitely the Sony Playstation’s Move wand/controller. It’s a pointless Nintendo...

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Oct 15, 2012

First Time Gaming: ‘The Last Of Us’

The Last of Us will be on the shortlist of every Game of The Year 2013 list. It’s that good...

Jun 8, 2012

11 Craziest Video Game Cartridges Ever

When you were a kid, you probably thought blowing on a video game cartridge was some sort of weird sexual...

May 28, 2012

7 Video Games You Overplayed In College

[Note: David Elmaleh is a new regular COED contributor. He’s also a comedian and you should check out more of...

May 6, 2012

Survive the Viral Outbreak in “PROTOTYPE 2”

Back in 2009 when the original Prototype game was released, fans were wowed with the innovative styles and features to...

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Mar 27, 2012

Tigers Woods PGA TOUR 13 [REVIEW]

Today marks the return of the world’s #1 selling golf video game franchise and this time it’s jam packed with...

The Evolution of the Video Game Controller

Since the collective world's mind was blown with the release of the Atari 2600 in 1977, video game controllers have seen quite the evolution. There have been good controllers, bad controllers, and some f*cking terrible controllers. Whose brilliant idea was it to put 12+ buttons on one controller? Who is responsible for the controller that we know today? These questions and more are answered in our anthology of video game controllers after the jump!

Oct 1, 2011

We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime [VIDEO GAMES]

t's been nearly two years since the release of the highly acclaimed, fan-favorite Ghosbusters: The Video Game, which helped to temporarily sate the fans' hunger for a third Ghostbusters movie. Heeding the call, Atari - the publishers of the 2009 smash hit - announced back in December that the Ghostbusters would be making their triumphant return to video games in the downloadable follow-up title Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime being released in late March. At last, the wait is over, but Sanctum of Slime is a complete departure from its predecessor in terms of gameplay and the overall story. See our full preview after the jump!

Mar 28, 2011

The Dark Knight Enters Hell In “Batman: Arkham City”

Recently resurrected from the grave in the comics, Bruce Wayne is also making his triumphant return to video games this October in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to 2009’s critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum. Based on trailers and information released so far, this title is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2011 and could be the game of the year. See our full preview along screengrabs and the trailer after the jump!

Mar 18, 2011

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Mar 7, 2011

Bulletstorm Game Review + Vote For Your College To Win A Free Snoop Dogg Concert!

When I first saw the trailer for Bulletstorm, it seemed almost comically generic, yet another over-the-top gore-fest FPS set in...

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Feb 22, 2011

Gran Turismo 5 [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Touted as ultimate in-home driving simulator, Gran Turismo is back and (supposedly) better than ever. It's been a long time coming (5 years!), but it's finally arrived on Playstation 3. This time around GT brings you online racing for up to 16-players, vehicle damage, over 1,000 vehicles to choose from, 26 different locations, and 71 different tracks. Gentlemen, start your engines! See our full review after the jump!

Dec 12, 2010

Shaun White Skateboarding [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Pegged as one of the most exciting skating games in ages, Shaun White Skateboarding has finally been released. In collaboration with the "Flying Tomato" himself, Ubisoft has polished and released the second board sport game to be name after Shaun. While he's best know for what he does on the pipe made of snow, Shaun is a skate vert XGames & Dew Tour champ and has been skateboarding for just as long as he's been snowboarding.

Nov 22, 2010

James Bond 007: Blood Stone [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Bond is back! This time with a brand new original story written by Bruce Feurstein, the same guy who brought you such master pieces as GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Add voice acting from true 007 stars Daniel Craig and Judy Dench, and Blood Stone feel more like a movie than a video game.

Nov 16, 2010

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood [VIDEO GAME PREVIEW]

We've already stabbed, shot, dismembered, impaled, poisoned, and bludgeoned hundreds of baddies in Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2. In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (out today, 11/16, on all major consoles), everything that made your stab-happy heart go aflutter in prior AC games gets turned up a notch, and Ubisoft has a few spring-loaded tricks up its sleeve, so watch your back.

Nov 11, 2010

Fallout: New Vegas [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

The tremendously popular RPG franchise; Fallout has a new and incredibly awesome chapter - Fallout: New Vegas. The follow up to Fallout 3 posted record sales at launch with five million units shipped! So, what's everyone so excited about? Join us as we take a look.

Nov 8, 2010

DJ Hero 2 [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

It's baaaaaaaaack! In collaboration with world renowned DJ's such as Tiesto, DJ Qbert, Deadmau5, and David Guetta. DJ Hero 2 is here, and we're happy to report it's better than ever. This time with more than 100 songs mixed into 80 fresh tracks for your listening, cross-fading, and scratchin' pleasure. Reeeeguuulaaatoooors... Mount up!

Nov 4, 2010

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

The good folks over at Activision are at it again with their latest installment to the Guitar Hero franchise. Guitar...

Nov 3, 2010

EA Sports MMA [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Have you ever wanted to smash someones face in, break an arm, or choke someone out? To the guy who...

Nov 1, 2010

James Bond 007 Blood Stone [VIDEO GAME PREVIEW]

Keep you girlfriends close and your gun closer. James Bond is heading to town and he's bringing a world of hurt and heartbreak with him. Bond's new adventure, 007 Blood Stone hits shelves November 2 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS, and PC and from what I'm seeing being Bond in a video game has never been closer to the real thing.

Oct 19, 2010

COED Previews Upcoming Playstation Move Games

Sony invited us to play a bunch of titles they're releasing for its new Playstation Move platform, which is their answer to The Nintendo Wii-mote. For those of you unfamiliar with The Move, it's a set of accessories that can be used with your PS3 that includes a video camera and several motion sensor controllers. As a result, gameplay is drastically different than your typical PS3 games, involving sweeping, exaggerated movements.

Oct 13, 2010

A Pictorial History of Video Game Controllers

Game control design has not always been a simple matter of evolution down the years - more a case of thrashing about blindly and hoping something works. Or copying whatever Nintendo does. Let's now take a look back at the (strange and often slightly inbred) history of video game controllers.

Oct 12, 2010

Medal of Honor: On Point or Dishonorable?

Dogged by development issues and mired in controversy, EA's reboot of its once illustrious Medal of Honor franchise is looking to take on Call of Duty and Halo, the twin titans of online shooters, in this Fall's gaming charts. Can it possibly hope to succeed?

Aug 25, 2010

Snoop Dogg Gets a Sneak Peek at Mafia II

If you are a gamer then you are certainly aware that Mafia II's release date is August 24th. You've seen the ads and you may have even down loaded the Demo. That is, of course, if you are not Snoop Doggy Dogg, because as a result of his being unbelievably cool, he gets to do stuff the rest of us don't, like blow up Armored Trucks and play video games months before they're released. As is the case with Mafia II. And here is a photo of Snoop playing Mafia II back in 1999, before the PS3 was even thought of.

Aug 5, 2010

5 Video Games That Need to be Made

You've finished all of the Call of Duty campaigns. You're packing each and every one of the 8 billion weapons in Borderlands. Every trophy race of Mario Kart is decorated with double stars. If you hear another five seconds of "Through the Fire and Flames," your fingers will experience a very painful spontaneous combustion. Ever find yourself in this position, game-less and yearning because you're just so skilled? Here's a list of awesome video games they SHOULD make.

Aug 1, 2010

Top 5 Video Games for August

The summer blockbusters just keep on rolling, as mega developers such as EA and Konami are poised to drop another wave of addictive releases into gamers' open arms. Madden '11 is at the head of the pack, but the anticipated sequel to Mafia, and a new version of Metroid for the Wii are no slouch either. Cash in a savings bond, because it's time to go shopping again.

Jun 26, 2010

Life in the Fast Lane: Blur

The best way I can describe Blur, a new online racing game for high-definition consoles, is Need for Speed meets Mario Kart meets Call of Duty 4. Let me explain.

Jun 10, 2010

DJ Hero 2 Will Change Your Mind About Music Games

This fall, DJ Hero 2 will be released on all three major consoles featuring a wealth of game play improvements. Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna, and The Chemical Brothers are just a few of the big names on the tracklist. Better yet, a microphone will be included to allow players to sing or rap along, RockBand style. Activision is calling this release "the ultimate party in a box," and they're right.

May 13, 2010

5 Better Dates on a Budget

A lot of men live on a budget. Some even use it as an excuse for not having a chick. But what a lot of them don’t realize is that cheap dates can be more romantic than costly and often painful fine dining experiences. Not to mention, they let you know if she’s a gold digger before you are forced to sell your PS3 to help buy her a summer wardrobe.

Mar 1, 2010

Vandal Hearts: Flames Of Judgment

Currently available for download via Xbox live marketplace and PSN, Vandal Hearts is a strategic RPG arcade game, where you control a team of 6 characters, each with specific skills, as they try to stop bad things happening.

Feb 9, 2010

10 Amazing New Tech of the 2,000s

With the breakneck speed of technological advances that we saw in the first years of the 21st century, the 2000s have had some of the best new products released. Here are the top ten of the decade.

Jan 25, 2010

Can Sony’s Motion Controller “Arc” Win the Console war?

Sony is set to bring the PS3 console to the next level in the Fall this year, with the introduction...

Sep 23, 2009

Hands-On with NBA 2K10: Preview

Over the years, I've come to expect a lot from 2K Sports. Their games are always top-notch, ultra-realistic and super-connected to the actual sports the games emulate. So it was no surprise when I strolled into 2K's offices this morning to find the most realistic looking video game I've ever seen: NBA 2K10.

Sep 18, 2009

Like Football? Join the BlitzNation!

Mixr Media announces the launch of BlitzNation.com, a community for passionate NFL fans from all across the nation, sharing their love of football with other die-hard football fans. It launched with 9 teams - Bears, Packers, Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Steelers, Titans, Patriots, and Chiefs - and will expand to cover all 32 teams.

Jul 9, 2009

Gamer Grip: The BIGS 2

Despite the fact that I've been playing and reviewing video games for years, I seriously, seriously suck at baseball games. Watching me play MLB 2K9 would send any serious sports-game fan into an uncontrollable fit of rage from my complete and total lack of skills. And that's why I like The BIGS 2. Building on The BIGS franchise, The BIGS 2's over-the-top, arcade-style game play can cover-up even the worst player's half-assed attempt at seeming athletic.

Mar 25, 2009

Who You Gonna Call? Alyssa Milano!

Not just the minx from Charmed, Alyssa Milano has now added video game voice-over acting to her resume by agreeing to play the role of Dr Ilyssa Selwyn in the upcoming Ghostbusters video game release. Ear-marked as the love interest in the game's plot, the sassy archaeologist will be fending off the smooth moves of Bill Murray's Dr Peter Venkman character while showing off her expertise...

Mar 24, 2009

All That Scratchin’ Is Making Us Itch: Ultimate DJ Preview Trailer

Taking music rhythm games in a new direction, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ promises to let you live out those spinning and scratching fantasies to the full when it drops later this year on PS3 and Xbox360...

Mar 20, 2009

The Don Of Dons: New Godfather II Multiplayer Is Badass

Bad Brando impressions at the ready: Godfather II, out on PC, PS3 and Xbox360, will come with an all new multi-player mode allowing up to 16 wannabe Mafia bosses to "think like a Don" - which presumably means coming up with devious and blood-splattering ways to dispose of your fellow Mafiosi.

Feb 24, 2009

Hands-On With MLB 2K9

This morning, I had a chance to get some hands-on time with the latest from 2K Sports: Major League Baseball 2K9. And I have to say, I'm impressed. Like NBA 2K9, the game is a visual powerhouse, with graphics so realistic, out of the corner of your eye, you'd think you were watching a live game. Add in amped-up sound effects, real-time crowd noise a new broadcast team made up of pros...

Jan 29, 2009

2009 Sega Games Preview

Last night, we had a chance to check out Sega's 2009 game line-up at their New York preview. And we have to say, things are looking good - enough blood, chainsaws, zombies, ass-kicking witches and all out warfare to keep any dude satisfied for hours. Here's a quick rundown of our favorite titles due out of camp Sega over the coming year.

Jul 16, 2008

E3 DON’T STOP : Sequels We’re Excited About

E3 rages onward, and like any gaming expo, one of the main orders of the day is the sequel. Some...

Jul 16, 2008

More from E3 : PS3 Loses Another Exclusive Property

I don’t like to talk about how the XBOX360 is better then the PS3. I own a 360, but I’ve...

Jun 26, 2008

5 Summer Video Game Time Wasters on The Cheap

Summer’s here and that means it’s time to neglect that reading list and playing some goddamn video games. Unfortunately, your...

Jun 24, 2008

COED’s 90 Days To A Better Life

The first day of summer has just come and gone, meaning you have an open schedule for 90 days to...

Jun 17, 2008

Wii Fit Just Gets Better and Better

Wii Fit Just Gets Better and Better WARNING: Do Not Hook-up With This Girl! Old Guy Pimpin’ Petra Nemcova Kristin...

Feb 27, 2008

Video Game Preview: MLB 2K8

Every calendar year sports titles roll out their latest entries, mostly consisting of updated rosters, one new gameplay feature (that...

Nov 20, 2007

Wii are in Demand: Can Nintendo Maintain the Lead in this Season’s Console War?

Across the country there are shortages of the Nintendo Wii, and with good reason: it’s the hottest gift this holiday...

Sep 5, 2007

Alt-Rock Legends Pixies, Hole on “Rock Band”

With less than three months until Rock Band is in stores details and songs are still being announced. The most...

Dec 30, 2006

10 Video Game Trends Close to Extinction

10. Split Screens – For years, the only way to “get your multiplayer on” was by huddling around that tiny...