• Slapfight over the Steve's health status

    So Giz posted earlier saying that the real reason for the MacWorld pullout was that Steve’s health is declining. We didn’t report it because we’re not rumor-mongering, bloodthirsty vultures, but it made a splash anyway. Now CNBC columnist Jim Goldman is calling the post “unsourced garbage” and a “fiasco” that is “nuking” Apple’s shares… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Resident Evil 5 producer confirms African setting, pays no mind to racist accusation More on that whole “Resident Evil 5 contains racist imagery” malarkey. The game’s producer, Jun Takeuchi, recently gave… Read More

  • Mass Effect begins conversation on sex and video games

    [photopress:masseffect.jpg,full,center] You’re probably familiar with the manufactured controversy surrounding Mass Effect, with misinformed pundits lampooning its graphic sex acts. You know, those sex acts that don’t really exist. But Next Generation took the opportunity to address the subject at large—sex in video games, and how to incorporate it in a productive manner. Read More

  • Manhunt 2 launches tomorrow amid controversy

    How appropriate that Rockstar will be launching Manhunt 2 tomorrow during Halloween. The game has been under fire for months due to its extremely violent content. It was even banned in the UK and received an “Adults Only” rating from the ESRB originally, meaning Rockstar had to take some time to modify the title so it would receive a “Mature” rating instead. Says… Read More