Gamer Culture

Gamers have a unique and diverse culture within our society.  We tend to do things a little differently, and that's why we have this corner Cinelinx set aside specifically for them.  This section will feature articles dealing specifically with that culture and the integration of video games into every day life. 

10 Year Old Credits Mario Kart for Saving 3 Lives

Video games always seem to be getting a bad reputation, and are generally considered to be a bad influence on the younger generation.  So it’s always nice to see when a game is attributed to helping people, especially in terms of saving lives.  That’s why I’m so excited to see this story about a boy who managed to save his brother, his grandma, and his own life...thanks to Mario Kart.


Fan Embarks on a Journey to Recreate Final Fantasy 2D

Some people love Final Fantasy VII, and some people LOVE Final Fantasy VII.  This web programmer out of Australia falls into the latter category as he's begun recreating the classic game as a 2D-Demake, in the style of older SNES RPG games.  Come inside to check out what he's done with it so far, and generally how aweome it looks. 


A DS Homebrew of Portal? Yes Please!

Apparently the Nintendo's DS is still a happening console for homebrewers who like to make their own software or games for the system.  Sometimes you see something cool, and other times you see something that you desperately want to play.  Such is the case today with this homebrewed version of Portal for the handheld. 


You Can Buy Your Own Video Game Museum for Only $550k

Do you love retro video games, or video games in general?  Ever wanted to visit a museum dedicated to such things?  Well let's take that even further and see if you've ever wanted to own your own video game museum.  Now you've got you chance as a man on eBay is selling his astonishingly massive video game collection (from over 30 years of collecting). 


Adam Sessler Does a Fantastic Job Defending Games in Fox News Interview

Video games and violence has become, yet again, another hot button topic as of late, which has prompted some of the most ridiculous statements we've heard from politicians so far (including one made today).  In the media, the game industry and gamers on the whole can't seem to catch a break, but during an interview with Fox News, Adam Sessler sets some people straight.