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"Respect is not something to just be given. It is the result of accepting principles as worthwhile."

Who Is The Final Fantasy VII Remake Actually For?

1d 10h ago ... I honestly don't know why I'm posting this blog since, owing to the fact that it's Indie Month here on N4G, this blog will get buried; doomed to be lost to obscurity amidst the 5 blogs per game featured. I guess I just feel like this needs to be discussed given the heat surrounding the game. As anyone should know by now, Final Fantasy VII is being remade and this means all kinds of articles...

Final Fantasy VII vs. Rise of the Tomb Raider

17d ago ... Well, looks like I'm going to be writing quite a few blogs in close succession aren't I? But this topic has to be discussed. Why? Well because for those for whom an E3 victory is a matter of life and death, Final Fantasy VII's availability has become a talking point and it's about time it's analyzed. Final Fantasy VII's remake was announced specifically with the words "Final Fantasy VII rema...

There Are Some Straight Babies Within The Gamer Community

20d ago ... E3 for me is over. I don't care about watching the PC conference, don't care about what people are playing at booths or whatever, I watched what I wanted to and will be making a blog about my thoughts soon. What I have seen though is a lot of the saltiest, most jaded, most butthurt people I have ever seen in my life crawling out of the shadows and into the light like a bunch of cockroaches....

How Polygon Dun Goofed

30d ago ... I'm only speaking for myself here but I expect my gaming media to come from people that, you know, actually have an interest in games. Polygon doesn't seem to care about it at all though. Whoever does the hiring at Polygon seems to be looking for pseudo-intellectual hipsters who walk around acting like their flatulence doesn't produce noxious fumes that would incapacitate Krillin from Dragonbal...

Theory: Assassin's Creed Will Soon Be Scrapped For Watch Dogs

55d ago ... Ubisoft officially revealed Assassin's Creed Syndicate today. The next game in the AC franchise is set in 19th century London and is about Jacob Frye, an Assassin based out of that city. Ubisoft also released a gameplay trailer, which you can see here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKR42Ci000k Now, my opinion on the overall trailer is that it looks great. Combat looks fun thanks to it...

"It Meets Our Quality Standards" - General Rant About PR Nonsense

59d ago ... I saw some articles over the past couple of days talking about things like the new Assassin's Creed game coming out this year, Sony's DS4 controller issues, etc.. and a common phrase keeps popping up in my head. Whenever consumers voice complaints about the overall quality of a product, doesn't matter what the industry is, 90% of the time the PR response will be something along the lines of "We...

Paying For Mods: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

73d ago ... The latest controversy in the gaming world is that Valve has started a program whereby mod creators can charge gamers for the mods they create and distribute via Steam. (Question: Would this apply to mods distributed through other services such as Nexus?) Here's the full details that Valve has provided about the program. http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent (The site loaded...

The Problem With Being In The Lead

86d ago ... Every new generation is a clean slate for all the companies that make the consoles we love. What happens the generation before never matters once that generation ends, and we've seen it happen time and again. There is one constant though, one thing that has never changed, and that's the arrogance that being the "winner" brings. That arrogance may shift to the next console, or it may exist withi...

Am I Really You? Discussing Silent Protagonists

96d ago ... Happy April Fools everyone. Hope you didn't get anyone hurt with your pranks; or maybe I should hope that you did considering the skill in pranks has continuously dropped year after year. The last blog I wrote was discussing why iconic characters like Link should be left alone and not subjected to gender/race politics especially when the benefits are either unquantifiable or negligible to th...

"Why Can't ______ Be ______?" Discussing The Representation Cliche

108d ago ... When deciding to write a blog, many times the inspiration or even the reason for writing the blog comes from watching a youtube video, or reading some article that makes me feel like commenting on its topic. Today is no exception. I was watching a video on youtube from a Romanian youtuber named veemonro and he was discussing an article written by Ben Kuchera titled "Wait, Why Can't Link Be A Fe...

The GDC Has Gone Full Feminist And Can't Be Taken Seriously

120d ago ... It's time, once again, for another one of "those" blogs. A blog in which I share how ideology, -ists, and -isms, are digging their way into the gaming industry the way a Ceti Eel burrowed into Chekov's ear in Star Trek the Movie 2: The Wrath of Khan, eventually wrapping itself around his cerebral cortex and making him completely vulnerable to outside suggestion all while causing immense pain....

QTE's and Cinematic Games Aren't Going Away

127d ago ... It's Monday, I've been up for about an hour and a half as of the writing of this blog, and I decided I'd check out my youtube subscriptions to see if there was anything good to start out the day with. I saw a video from AVGN, Angry Joe reviewed The Order 1886, and Jim Sterling did a Jimquisition about Cinematics. All in all, some good videos. Angry Joe and Jim Sterling coincidentally ended u...

Peter Molyneux: Passionate Visionary But Poor Leader

139d ago ... Did any of you read Rock Paper Shotgun's interview with Peter Molyneux? It felt terrible to read to me. If you haven't read it, here's the link. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/02/13/peter-molyneux-interview-godus-reputation-kickstarter/ I have to say that it was a thoroughly depressing read. Full Disclosure: I haven't played a single game ever made by Peter Molyneux. Not one. So...

Epic Developer Battles Of History

163d ago ... Pardon the lame title, I just really couldn't come up with anything better to be honest. I'm sure many of you have heard of Epic Rap Battles of History. It's a youtube channel that takes suggestions of two figures, used to be historical figures, fictional or real and has those figures engage in a rap battle. Created by Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd, they've become such characters as Hitler vs. D...

Gamer Culture: A Subject As Varied As Gamers Themselves

169d ago ... I'm not going to beat around the bush, this blog is sort of a response blog to the "No more Gamergate articles on N4G" blog posted by Admin Christopher, which you can read here. http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/christopher/531687 I'm not going to go in-depth about the blog so here's the gist of it. Gamergate articles aren't going to be allowed because some have the opinion that it's not about...

On Critiquing Games And How Some Stances Or Ideologies Are Irrelevant

177d ago ... I have just finished reading an article that's here on N4G that claims to analyze Anita Sarkeesian's Strengths and Weaknesses within her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series and there is a recurring theme. That theme is the idea of feminist critique. I thought I'd talk about that and other forms of critique but let's think about feminist critique shall we? What is feminist critiquing? Well...

Personal Identity And Gaming

199d ago ... This blog is one that asks you a simple question. When playing games, do you identify yourself as the character you play, or do you simply take on the role of the character you are playing with all of their own unique traits and characteristics? To understand more of what I'm talking about, it would do you some good to watch these 2 videos that reference a study that states that most gamers...

Ubisoft And Embargoes

218d ago ... Had a different, and totally reactionary blog I was going to post but changed my mind and couldn't delete it, so I'm changing it. I'm sure you've all heard of what Ubisoft is doing with The Crew and not allowing any reviews until launch. It follows what they've been doing with their games for awhile now and is completely wrong. I'm a fan of the Assassin's Creed series, always have been an...

Celebgate and Gamergate: A New Culture War

227d ago ... Do you know what happens when you listen to people who say "GEEZ, you all need to stop talking about people like Anita Sarkeesian and stop giving her attention. They'll just go away and this will all be over if you do"? You get this http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2014/11/gamergate-interest-groups-want-to-take-online-harassment-to-senate/ “Celebgate and Gamergate: A New Culture War.”...

Digital Market Offerings On Consoles Is A Failure

279d ago ... I'm going to start this blog off by saying F.U. Sony. Yep, you read that right. A big F.U. to Sony. I bet you're wondering why I, whom everyone insists is a huge Sony fanboy on this site, would say such a think right? Well the answer is because Shadow of Mordor is $70 here in Canada, and that's everywhere. Now I have known that Sony increased game prices in Canada awhile back, but up unti...
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