Editorial: WAGs

As I have stated on recent Podcasts, I have re-entered that life-sucking, gaming black hole that is World of Warcraft and joined my third large raiding guild. One of the things that struck me about my new guild, aside from the fact that our GM sounds like Tony Soprano’s secret lovechild, is the sheer v…

Editorial: Gaming Addictions

The majority of North Americans play video games. Exact numbers are difficult to define as each study seems to present slightly different numbers, but as of 2007, approximately two-thirds of North Americans own and play video games. Among North American teenagers the numbers are higher, with most stud…

Editorial: Fan Translations

As some of our readers may have noticed, I am a big fan of retro RPGs, especially those released for the SNES. As such, I often find myself in possession of a game that, quite frankly, I should never have been able to play. I am talking about games that were never released in North America, such as Terranigma, or …

Editorial: Nostalgia Goggles

My gaming memory is chock full of games that induce fond smiles and wistful sighs. These games are classics, timeless epics for the ages, eternally enjoyable provided that the player can overlook dated sound and graphics. At least, for the most part. There are a few titles that did not bear up well under ren…

Editorial: I Want Swag!

The other day it occurred to me how incredibly rare it is for me to purchase a game from a big box retailer, or brick and mortar game store. The last time that I made an “in-person” purchase was last November, when I went to the Wrath of the Lich King midnight release at my local EB Games. In that case…

Editorial: Growing Up in an RPG

This is an article which may cause some eyes to roll, but hopefully it will also cause some of you to smile nostalgically and nod. After compiling last week’s list of villains, I began thinking about which heroes I like, and I found myself being immediately reminded that video game heroes suffer from …

Editorial: Elite Villains

Video game villains are the yin to the hero’s yang. The villain provides the hero, and vicariously the player, with a purpose and motivation. Some simply seem to do it better than others, though. There are some villains who you just know scored straight A’s in badguy school. It takes a special …

Review: Skies of Arcadia

256px-ArcadiaDC In 2000 Skies of Arcadia was released by Sega for the Dreamcast. In 2002/2003 it rose from the ashes of that arguable failure of a console in the form of Skies of Arcadia: Legends, for the Gamecube. This new lease on life is fortunate for RPG fans who likely missed the original release of the game, and do not own …

Virginia “Ginia” Herrell

Hello, readers of Lusipurr.com. I am Ginia, and I have been condemned to be a weekly contributor in this little slice of Purgatory.  I hope that you will all enjoy reading my articles, although Lusipurr has assured me that I certainly will not enjoy writing them.

I have been instructed to begin my punishme…

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