More than a Damsel in a Dress: A Response to Anita Sarkeesian’s first video. I like her views and how she portrays them, so I thought it would be worth sharing this video.
Bioshock Infinite Angry Review - once again: SPOILERS! I enjoyed this guy’s review, he’s very funny at times and makes good points - both pros and cons!
Well, I certainly finally see what all the fuss was about. That was A LOT to swallow and it was a bit confusing, but I do not think it was as bad as I saw a lot of people claiming. It was actually pretty interesting, and definitely not quite what I was expecting. I understood it…mostly, I think. If you needed a little clarification like I did (or A LOT of clarification), check out this link! If you haven’t already Googled the answer yourselves.
So overall, what did I think of the game? Well, I did enjoy it a lot. Columbia was a beautiful city to explore and I adored Elizabeth as your partner (seriously, most useful companion ever!). Do I still feel like it didn’t live up to the other BioShocks? Well, a bit. Can’t help but miss a lot of things, such as the creepiness, the bigger focus on Vigors/Plasmids and less on guns, and the more varied voxophones/audio diaries (there were MANY to collect, but you really heard from the same people over and over again). Still, it was a lot of fun and I loved the new ideas, challenges, and mysteries it offered. Totally recommend it for any gamer!
GameInformer writes that Ouya’s tech is a generation old…but does that really matter? After all, Android devices do not boast power and the Xbox 360 itself is running on “generation old” technology. Besides, it is moderately priced at $99…if they wanted even better hardware, the price would skyrocket. It outperformed the Nexus 7 tablet, but couldn’t keep up with newer phones the Nexus 4 or Samasung Galaxy S IV. Although I am curious: if any of you have bought the Ouya, what do you think? Even if you do not have the console, what are your impressions from the video?
Alas, the adventures of the Dovahkiin are officially over…at least in the form of DLCs. GameInformer has confirmed that Bethesda will not be producing anymore content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The team started designing the game in 2006 and now it is time to start something new.
“For the last year and a half we’ve been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet,” read the post on the Bethesda Blog.
I suppose that the game’s 1.9 patch, which was released on PC in March and last week on consoles, was probably the last substantial content add-on players will be seeing. No need to be sad, though. This means we’ll hopefully be expecting some awesome new games in the future! Stay tuned, gamers!
Why Shopping in a Video Game Universe Sucks - and not just for the shoppers!
I’m always super interested and sympathetic when I see projects being done by art students. It is A LOT of hard work doing what they do, but when they’ve got their inspiration something beautiful gets made. I’m a huge fan of Assassin’s Creed, and Ezio will always be my favorite character. So if you want a really awesome AC 2 inspired photograph, check out this Kickstarter!
GTFO is a film exposing the harassment of women in video games. While I have personally never experienced anything so bad, a lot of women have. It features gamers, bloggers, scholars, developers, and other experts. A bunch of the gamers they speak to participate in tournaments and they feel a lot of pressure, and I found listening to them in the trailer to be very interesting. They need a lot of money to get this funded, so lend some support if you’d like to see this documentary get made!
The composer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim continues his personal musical journey by creating Soule Symphony No. 1, “The Northerner”. I personally enjoyed the music of Skyrim a lot and I am gladly supporting this project. The tune playing in the trailer sounds so beautiful. If you choose to back this soundtrack, do it soon - it ends in 28 hours!