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2006 Stories by Harold Goldberg

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  • Feel Like a Misunderstood Shark?

    published June 27, 2006

    Long before Peter Benchley, the popular novelist who wrote Jaws, died earlier this year, he had changed him mind about Great White Sharks.... More >>

  • A MySpace for Casual Gamers?

    published June 20, 2006

    It's the game industry's dirty, little secret: Casual games are exploding. More people play these short online games like PAC-MAN and even... More >>

  • Driving With Owen Wilson

    published June 13, 2006

    Some people say adamantly that Disney's acquisition of Pixar was a mistake, that Pixar has seen better days, and that the studio is beginning to... More >>

  • What Would Freud Say?

    published June 6, 2006

    Over a hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud wrote, "No one, who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human... More >>

  • A Summer Diversion Katie Couric Would Love

    published May 30, 2006

    When you talk about it with the folks that have seen the exhibition, everyone agreed the recent Whitney Biennial kind of sucked. I mean,... More >>

  • Geek Rapture: Inside Dan Brown's Creepy World

    published May 23, 2006

    All the way back, back more than 80 years ago, H. L. Mencken did a telling thing. He had a funeral for the gods, dozens of gods like Furrina,... More >>

  • Gamer Galore: E3 Highlights and Surprises

    published May 16, 2006

    Back in the day, Albert Einstein wrote "All of science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike—and yet it is the most precious... More >>

  • Don't Let E3 Distract You!

    published May 9, 2006

    With all of the hoopla surrounding E3, the lurid, seven-deadly-sin-filled video game convention in Los Angeles this week, you might miss a brand... More >>

  • The David Lynch of Video Games!

    published May 2, 2006

    Adventure games are kind of like the best of the indie film genre. Here, you won't get all the big budget action and hack and... More >>

  • Better Than Angelina Jolie!

    published April 25, 2006

    If you think about the legendary female characters in TV and in the movies, you think the bright, witty Emma Peel from The Avengers, even... More >>

  • Feel Like Derek Jeter This Spring!

    published April 18, 2006

    When I think about baseball, I don't think about the wonders of stats. I think more about the individual oddities, not just Barry Bonds on... More >>

  • Games That Are Better Than Sex

    published April 11, 2006

    In a last great orgasm before an E3-enforced detumescence, a plethora of games have been released that are like powerful little super-sperm. Play... More >>

  • Just Released: Something More Addicting Than MySpace!

    published April 4, 2006

    You know that jones. You know it too well. Sometimes you gotta have a full pound bag of Skittles; sometimes you gotta drink coffee until... More >>

  • Donald Rumsfeld: You Can Help Iraq—Play This Game!

    published March 28, 2006

    Damn, if W. had these guys from TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON 3 ADVANCED WARFIGHTER in Iraq's Triangle of Death, we'd have won the stupid war... More >>

  • Imagine Bugs Bunny on Acid

    published March 21, 2006

    Games got music, too, and I don't mean the background soundtracks. They rock; they roll; they jazz. Don't take this lightly: I mean... More >>

  • Ever Want to Feel More Like Kiefer Sutherland?

    published March 14, 2006

    I tend to go on about the writing in games as if it's a crusade, but that's because so much is two grades below the writing in the reality TV show... More >>

  • Why You Will Never Take Ambien Again

    published March 7, 2006

    Yeh, yeh, yeh, talk to the hand: game makers wanna be like Peter Jackson and Jerry Bruckheimer. They want the accolades, the respect, the... More >>

  • Writer Smacksdown Arturi Gatti in Midtown Hotel!

    published February 28, 2006

    I knew it wasn't going to be as dark and myth-filled as Tosches' The Devil In Sonny Liston. And I knew it wasn't going to tell the whole... More >>

  • A Soccer Mom's Worst Nightmare

    published February 21, 2006

    Soccer moms: hide your children. WORLD SOCCER WINNING ELEVEN 9 INTERNATIONAL is upon us and that means no homework will ever be done... More >>

  • The '90s Pet Fetish Returns

    published February 14, 2006

    Sure, CURIOUS GEORGE has been called racist, yet I don't really believe it is. But I always thought that the monkey from kids' storybooks... More >>

  • If Fritz Lang Abused Red Bull and Steroids

    published February 7, 2006

    It's all about the history. That's gotta be the reason that Capcom released MEGA MAN MAVERICK HUNTER X for Sony's PSP handheld device. It's... More >>

  • Cool Enough for James Frey and Nan Talese

    published January 31, 2006

    It's not technologically cool or advanced. Its 2D, side-scrolling graphics are old school. But DRILL DOZER, Nintendo's game for the... More >>

  • Games That Make You Feel Like Janeane Garofalo

    published January 17, 2006

    There are a ton of games that are cartoonish, and most of them are too cute and cloying for me to even deal with. But APE ESCAPE 3... More >>

  • Sirius Doubts

    published January 10, 2006

    Is it not all that? The Howard Stern Show on Sirius satellite radio got off to a bumpy start in its debut when Star Trek alum George Takei... More >>

  • Why Video Golf Is Like The Strokes

    published January 10, 2006

    It's a slow week for games and the ones that have been released are kind of like The Strokes, decent, but ultimately uninspiring. Actually, it... More >>

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