The 15 Most Influential Video Games of the Decade

Wired Magazine’s list of the most influential video games of the past decade includes games that made big leaps in defining big-budget grand adventure or others that pushed the envelope on game design.

The Fire Wire’s Top 5 Video Game Picks of 2009

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Release Date: 10/13/2009 Publisher: SCEA ESRB Rating: Teen Developer: Naughty Dog Genre: Action Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the story of Nathan Drake, a fortune-hunter with a shady reputation and an even shadier past.  He’s lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure-seekers in developer Naughty Dog’s sequelContinue reading “The Fire Wire’s Top 5 Video Game Picks of 2009”

The Fire Wire Holiday Gift Guide – Nintendo Wii Game Console

This is what video games should be: fun for the entire family. The Wii game console with the included Sports package ($199) offers five distinct sports experiences, each using the Wii Remote controller to provide a natural, intuitive and realistic feel. To play a Wii Sports game, all you need to do is pick upContinue reading “The Fire Wire Holiday Gift Guide – Nintendo Wii Game Console”

New Video Game Releases For Dec. 7th – Dec. 13th

The new releases are thinning out as we crawl toward the start of the new video game quarter, so consider this a perfect time to catch up on some older games that you may have missed.  Even though things are slowing down, it doesn’t mean there aren’t a few spots of light on the horizon. Continue reading “New Video Game Releases For Dec. 7th – Dec. 13th”

New Game Releases For Nov. 30th – Dec. 4th

It’s a really bad week for games unless you like licensed movie titles… which are usually crap.  Normally the more platforms a movie game is released for, the worse it is.  It does not bode well that James Cameron’s Avatar is being released over five platforms this week.  I wont pass judgment… yet… but IContinue reading “New Game Releases For Nov. 30th – Dec. 4th”

2009 Xbox 360 Holiday Buying Guide

Since games are a pretty recent edition to the Fire Wire, there are probably a few of you out there who are curious abut jumping in but don’t really know where to start.  Here’s a quick and easy guide holiday guide to the Xbox 360 that should get you up and running if you’re onContinue reading “2009 Xbox 360 Holiday Buying Guide”

Black Friday Video Game Deals

Attention bargain hunters, here’s a list of some of the better Black Friday game deals and where to find them.  This is not the end-all-be-all list of game deals.  There are some crazy specials currently running on Amazon and New Egg right now, but since they are time-locked deals, by the time you read thisContinue reading “Black Friday Video Game Deals”

The Death Merchant of Venice – Assassin’s Creed 2 Review

Assassin’s Creed 2 takes what the first game started and builds something much bigger, much more involving and hell of lot more fun.  Set in an era of history famous for the creation of beautiful art and master invention, Assassin’s Creed 2 is a game that leaps beyond the achievements of both its predecessor andContinue reading “The Death Merchant of Venice – Assassin’s Creed 2 Review”

New Game Releases Nov. 23 – Nov. 27

It’s all quiet on the game front save for a few minor releases.  The only thing really noteworthy comes in the form of downloadable content (DLC) this week. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is the big release.  It’s a DLC add-on to Borderlands, the wasteland-scavenging, first-person shooter that came out of nowhere a fewContinue reading “New Game Releases Nov. 23 – Nov. 27”

Left For Dead 2 Review

There’s nothing quite like a good, old fashioned zombie apocalypse to force a disparate band of strangers to work together for their common survival.  Building upon that foundation, Left 4 Dead 2 emerges as a bigger, more diverse and comprehensive package than the original. Left 4 Dead 2 follows the bloody struggle of four randomContinue reading “Left For Dead 2 Review”

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