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

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

16d 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

20d 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

34d 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

47d 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

57d 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

69d 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

80d 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

87d 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

100d 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

123d 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

129d 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

137d 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

160d 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

178d 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

188d 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

240d 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...

Play How You Like And I'll Do The Same

244d ago ... I can't believe that this needs to be said but apparently it does. How you choose to play a game is completely irrelevant to everyone but you. The rules you set up for yourself in playing any game are only your rules, they are no one else's, and you have no right to preach the "correct" way to play any game to anyone else. Today I'm talking about the fanboys who complain about people who use...

ID@Xbox And The Indie Games Conundrum

259d ago ... I'm going to start off this blog post with something most of you should know about me by now but some may not. I'm not really fan of the indie games, nor the extreme focus being placed on them. I view the focus being placed on indie games, clearly evident especially from Sony's conferences where indie game titles take up way too much conference time, to be the answer to a problem all 3 platform...

Gaming Culture Suffers From Institutionalized Amnesia

263d ago ... First Scenario: The year is 198X, you're a young boy or girl who's come to know video games and love what you've experienced. You have friends that have a Nintendo Entertainment System just like you and every day after school, and on the weekends, you try to convince your parents to let you play some video games, or to go over to your friends house so you can play them there. You finished your...

Dear Luke Plunkett: Don't Pretend You Aren't A Part Of The Problem

271d ago ... Gaming journalism sites are still, quite rightly, reeling over the backlash they've received over the whole 5 Guys Quinnspiracy scandal that occurred two weeks ago. Kotaku is at the forefront of this hate due to 2 reasons. 1. One of their writers is directly involved and has, seemingly, not received any formal reprimand for potentially mixing business with, I guess, pleasure. Not even an assura...
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