Spring has officially sprung for the video game industry, with new systems such as Nintendo's glasses-free, handheld 3DS and new titles such as "Crysis 2" and "Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars" leading the charge.
The build-up to next Tuesday's launch of Grand Theft Auto IV is accelerating, with more retailers announcing plans to open their doors at midnight to toast and tout what could be the game industry's biggest opening day ever.
If the talented developers who created "Manhunt 2" put half as much effort into making the game fun as they did shocking, it might be worth picking up. But this is not the case as this disturbing violent game is simply an average adventure that delivers more kills than thrills -- not to mention some annoying technical glitches that can also mar the experience.
When a handful of politicians, trustees and parents heard Rockstar Games, the maker of the controversial "Grand Theft Auto" series, was creating a game about dealing with school bullies, many feared it would glorify gun violence in the schoolyard.
The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts.
It's easy to hear about the gaming frenzy that is E3 and assume that all the titles on display are imminent. Most are playable either on the show floor on in private meeting rooms - and run fairly smooth.
In the movie based on Stephen King's short story, "The Running Man," prisoners are given a chance for liberty if they agree to partake in a television game show. The catch? They're let loose to fend for themselves in a "kill or be killed" blood sport.