Xbox One: One Step in the Wrong Direction

Microsoft unveiled the next generation Xbox, the Xbox One, Tuesday in Redmond, Wash. to a tent full of journalists, planted Microsoft cheerers, and to the world via livestreams. The world awaited for Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s Playstation 4 reveal but certain rumors about always-online connectivity and no used games set a dark cloud over the entire event. Instead of subsiding these fears, however, Microsoft reinforced them by confirming daily-online connectivity, used game fees, a focus on television and sports, and having no games showcased other than EA sports titles and Call of Duty: Ghosts.  It became instantly clear that the Xbox One is not only forgetting to keep the wants of the core game enthusiast in mind, it’s leading the industry on a path that will hurt the consumer and the video game market as a whole.

Why Developers Aren’t Interested In The Wii U

I haven’t written a blog for 3 days, which I know is a while, but it was the weekend and I was very busy and Monday I felt like crap.  Anyway, I was reading an article on IGN about how Call Of Duty: Ghosts is not yet confirmed for the Wii U and it got me thinking. I wanted to write an article on this a while ago but I never got round to it. So here it is: why developers aren’t interested in, well, developing for Nintnedo’s newest console. 

Heavenly Sword Review

Although the game is graphically stunning and boasts a fantastic soundtrack, they do not make up for the boring, repetitive gameplay mechanics nor the poorly paced storyline. Heavenly Sword is more like a cheap version of God of War than anything else.

Love at first sight: Super Mario Bros.

Most everyone remembers the first time they fell in love. It’s a really special feeling, falling in love for the first time. You get all tingly inside and feel all of these weird things that you’ve never felt before. When did I first fall in love? In 1999, when I played Super Mario Bros. for the first time.

Anticipating Batman: Arkham Origins

I haven’t written any articles on the upcoming sequel to the two previous Batman Arkham games, however as I am going to replay both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City very shortly, and given that they are two of my favourite games ever made, I thought I should at least do an article acknowledging the existence of the prequel game Arkham Origins.

Blog: Dragon’s Crown is perverted and that is OK

Let’s talk about boobs. Gaming’s hottest topic right now is the chest of a fantasy character in developer Vanillaware’s upcoming beat-em-up Dragon’s Crown. Her breasts are very, very large. In the videos I’ve seen, they look almost too large, but I’ve performed some research using Google Images that confirms they are not the largest breasts to appear on such a small-framed woman.

Console wars are garbage

One would think that all gamers would get along well because they share that common interest. And, for the most part, they do. But there is always that one guy. You know, “that guy.” The guy that only likes one console and hates everyone who owns a console other than the one he swoons over.

Why do we love video games?

A few days ago, my boyfriend was relaxing on the couch, playing Defiance, and he said to me, “Do you ever wonder why we love video games so much?” Yes, I do wonder that. It’s something I think about a lot, actually. Let’s break it down and examine just why we love video games as much as we do, and why they’re more than just “silly games” to us.

Why video game music is more important than you might think

On the second day of PAX East 2013, I attended a panel titled “Behind the Music of Blockbuster Video Games.” It was a panel that I was extremely interested in because I have always loved and appreciated video game music, as well as the composers who write the music that we all know and love. They picked some amazing composers for the panel, including Greg Edmonson (Uncharted 1-3), Jason Graves (Tomb Raider/Dead Space 1-3), Jack Wall (Mass Effect 1 & 2, Black Ops 2), Kevin Riepl (Gears of War series, Aliens: Colonial Marines), and Inon Zur (Prince of Persia, Fallout 3, Dragon Age series). You can watch the panel here.