Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sometimes in the over-connected world we live in it is hard to remember that some things in life—like, say, video games—exist for our enjoyment. In heated passion sometimes we forget why we picked up the controller or keyboard and mouse to begin with. And sometimes it's worth stepping back from all the polarizing announcements, ridiculous video game media coverage, and corporate bullshit to take a deep breath. Inhale. Video games are supposed to be fun, remember?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
EA's admitted lack of support for the Wii U is just the latest in a string of bad news for Nintendo's future. Underwhelming sales numbers and and a serious lack of software have really taken a toll on big N's reputation. To make matters worse, Nintendo announced they will not be holding a main stage event at E3—fanning the flames of speculated failure and bolstering the confidence of naysayers. Yet it isn't as if Nintendo hasn't seen bad launch numbers before, the 3DS was a floundering mess before they lowered the price and tapped into the content vein. One would think that, as a console manufacturer, Nintendo would be familiar with the consequences of a software drought by now. On a regular basis they cite it as the cause to their financial woes, but somehow it keeps happening time and time again.
Monday, July 2, 2012
My experience with Max Payne 3 was a tumultuous one. First, the game froze mid-autosave and corrupted the save file. Then my HDD died in my PS3 before I had a chance to stick my new save file in the cloud. It got to the point where I nearly gave up on Max Payne 3 just because I was sick of playing the same four hours over and over. Clearly, I stuck it out and finished the campaign at the expense of a lot of wasted time.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Last night (technically it is early Sunday morning now) Twitter's gaming community went full-blown FUBAR over tweets by (former) Destructoid contributor Ryan Perez. Actually, the uproar continues as I write this so who knows how I am going to end this.
Here's the rundown:
About 24 hours ago Perez tweeted, "does Felicia Day matter at all? I mean actually contribute anything useful to this industry, besides retaining a geek persona?" Felicia Day, of course, is the star of the hit web series, The Guild, founder of the website geekandsundry.com, and star of Dragon Age II DLC. Perez went on to address Day personally and publicly via her Twitter account asking "could you be considered nothing more than a glorified booth babe?"
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Even as a kid, getting me out of the house during the summer was a chore—just ask my mother. I'd always be inside replaying games I received for Christmas or watching Cartoon Network's reruns of the Flintstones. I still do pretty much the same thing with my free time during the summer and I am not the only one. There are tons of people who, like me, don't take a vacation from video games when the sunny days roll around. I know because most of them are on the internet complaining about how there are no games to play in the summer.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
You'd think we'd all be sick of LEGO licensed games by now. It has been about seven years and they haven't really changed the games as much as they have changed the settings. Still, I have yet to grow tired of LEGO versions of things. And I love me some Batman. Seems like a perfect match right?
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Right now I believe I sit approximately ten minutes out from completing Lollipop Chainsaw's story—and don't fear, by the end of this review I will have finished up and then some. I simply need to begin getting my thoughts out now because Suda 51's latest is also shaping up to be his greatest.