A variety of ramblings on a variety of subjects
31 Aug 2013 // On the subject of
On the subject of warring consoles
So, unless you’ve been living under a rock since last spring, you are probably aware that a new game console generation is upon us. The eight one, to be precise. And while it technically started with the release of Nintendo’s Wii U, last fall, in practice we can all agree that the real kickoff of that brand new generation is the release of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, sometime within the next few months.» Read more...
24 Aug 2013 // On the subject of
On the subject of deeper games
So, as a many of you already know, I’m a gamer. I play lots of games, of all kinds and shapes and genres, on all kinds of platforms. I play to get either some mindless fun, a competitive edge or some food for though. In short, playing video games is my preferred way of consuming art. I also happen to work in the games industry, and I try to stay on top of what’s going on in that wacky world, where pretentious hipsterism sits next to business-class bullshit.
And what I especially like is that some games really try to make us think, and try to provoke emotional reactions that are more varied than just your dopamine-fueled excitement. I truly believe that games are an incredible form of artistic expression, and it’s great to see developers try to push the medium forward.» Read more...
21 Aug 2013 // Reviews
Micro review: Crysis 2
Verdict: Buy it cheap
If you want to know the details, keep reading.» Read more...
17 Aug 2013 // On the subject of
On the subject of hatedoms
So, there’s something that fascinates me, and it’s toxicity on the Internet (in this context, rude behavior, I’m not talking about downloading a System of a Down album). Since
/r/bronyhate/ got banned recently, I figured I could start with the subject of hatedoms (a portmanteau of “hate” and “fandom” – this has nothing to do with BDSM), which are communities built around hating a particular work (such as a musical band, a film, a game, a television series, etc.), and are therefore the darker side of a “fandom” (which is a group of fans).
Content Warning: this article contains ponies.» Read more...
10 Aug 2013 // On the subject of
On the subject of busty champions
I wanted to write about this for a while. In fact, this very topic was the main reason I wanted to open a blog. I initially decided to wait a bit, but a friend of mine sent me a very interesting article the other day. So, without further ado, let’s talk about fan service (the use of sex appeal to drive sales) in video games, more specifically in League of Legends.» Read more...