John "J-Mart" Martin is a self-proclaimed geek, an adult LEGO aficionado, has mediocre musical abilities, is a Vault Hunter and is also currently trying to amass a collection of tabletop games and Magic: The Gathering cards. He's been writing most of his young life but first cut his video game writing teeth at Warp Zoned. Now he's rocking with the rolls at Arcade Sushi and wishes that he could view real life through a Retina display.
John Llewellyn Martin
Tax Agency Employee Fired For Developing a Game
Canadian indie game developer David S. Gallant created a game a few months ago that illustrated the drudgery of his day job. A valid and novel way to express oneself, right? His employer, unfortunately, disagreed.
Atari Files For Bankruptcy
Atari's US arm is trying to break off from its France-based parent company, Atari SA. It's filed for bankruptcy and is selling all its assets.
Obama Wants to Research Effects of Video Games
President Obama gave a speech today that focusing on his plan to reduce gun violence.
Missouri Lawmaker Calls For Tax on Violent Video Games
A Missouri lawmaker wants there to be a 1% sales tax for violent video games.
MLB 13: The Show Names New Cover Athlete
MLB 13: The Show has collected all of the votes and a winner has been named. So who will grace the cover of the game?
Skylanders Franchise Rakes In Monster Sales
Surprising no one, especially those with children who can't get enough of the toys and games, the Skylanders franchise has surpassed $500 million in U.S. retail sales. In other news, water is wet!
Connecticut Town Cancels Video Game Burning
Southington, Connecticut, the town that was planning to run a program in which people could turn in their violent media in return for gift certificates, only to destroy the media later, has decided to cancel their plans.
Remember Me Trailer Reminds Us That it’s Due in May
Capcom's Remember Me gets a new trailer today, showing off some of the gameplay.
Expert Says Burning Media is Bad. D-UH
The town of Southington, Connecticut is holding a drive to collect violent media, rewarding those who turn in their wares with gift certificates. The fate of the discs? Snapped and burned!
Free Month of Xbox Live For Users Affected By Cloud Issues
If you were affected by the Xbox Live service issues last week, you'll be glad to know that Microsoft is doing you a solid by giving you a month of Xbox Live Gold for free!