Gary Hodges

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  • 7 years ago | Technology

    One of the oft-repeated historical curiosities about the Maya is that they conceived the wheel yet never found a practical application for it. Maya kids had wheeled toys and Maya calendars were imagined as wheels... yet when it came to hauling som...

  • 7 years ago | Technology

    Two Thursdays ago, I described the links between one of gaming's biggest P.R. companies, TriplePoint PR, and a small gaming news and review site founded by TriplePoint's general manager and founder, Richard Kain ("A Slave of Two Masters," Joystick...

  • 7 years ago | Technology

    In the 25 years or so I've been playing games, never once have I encountered an earnest conversation about what a game means. You see every other sort of discussion — people talking about how a game looks, or how it plays, how long or short ...

  • 7 years ago | Technology

    It's probably a good thing Game On wasn't around to review Ninja Gaiden when it hit Xbox in 2004 — we probably would've written "an awesome, brutal, majestic action masterpiece," then filled the rest of the space with crude crayon drawings o...

  • 7 years ago | Technology

    John Edwards might see two Americas, but this simpleminded little game enthusiast is more preoccupied with America's two Wii owners. One is the Nintendo fan: the cat who bought a GameCube, Nintendo 64, every incarnation of the Game Boy — and...

  • 7 years ago | Technology

    If you read reviews the way I do, you've already started by checking out the score, and now you're back here to see what the hell my problem is. Peace, brother. Grand Theft Auto IV is a fine game, with tons of content and all the great moments you...