Tag: videogames

The Rants of GDC 2013

Games Industry International is publishing transcripts of this year’s rants at the Game Developers Conference. The first rant is from Tiniest Shark founder, Mitu Khandaker. “I’m 100 per cent able and willing to identify with white male characters – I don’t need characters to look like me to […]

Awesome Article, Shame about the Joke

In his piece about Skyrim,  Tom Bissell made a joke about “adult women” not knowing what the game was.  He apologized on Kotaku: “Do I loathe people without senses of humor? Very much so. But what I loathe even more is people who thoughtlessly propagate stereotypes and fall […]

Awesome Game, Shame about the Dialogue

Tom Bissell over at Grantland loves Skyrim the game… the exposition-spewing side of Skyrim not so much: “Dense expositional lore has no place in video-game stories — especially stories that go without highly wrought cinematics — and it seems increasingly clear that video games are neither dramatically effective […]

Numbers Cannot Lie

Over at Dubious Quality, Bill Harris runs some numbers on his videogaming habits and comes to the conclusion that expensive mega-hits like Call of Duty are doomed to extinction: “Would I rather buy one $59 game or 20 mobile games? With almost no exceptions (NHL and Skyrim are […]

Chasing the High Score Dragon

I’m not hardcore. Admitting that, opens up a world of possibilities, and closes no doors. Labeling yourself as such opens a Pandora’s box of criticism from people who live and bleed what you think you do. So I’m not going to make any outlandish statements, and start to […]

Dealing with the R-Type Personality

R-Type has a funny way of showing its affection. It doesn’t give you black eyes, but it still makes them red and twitchy. You don’t eat as much. You abuse caffeine and other stimulants, as if that makes much of a difference. Its benchmark of expectation keeps rising. […]