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My Impressions of Hatred and the Fiasco Surrounding It

22d ago ... Hatred. A strong word to be sure, but a word associated nowadays in the video game industry with a game of the same name. The game in question was one that saw a near instant removal from Steam because of the controversy over the game's premise. After seeing the first initial trailer for Hatred, I can understand the apprehension many people have. It's violent, vitriolic, and somewhat uncomforta...

Forget Law & Order: SVU. I'm Proud to be a Gamer

44d ago ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had some serious gall recently. In their attempt at scripting a fictitious narrative regarding harassment within the gaming community, the show's writers concocted one of the most disgusting and misleading portrayals of gamers I have ever seen. To say that I was angry would be an understatement. To say that I can now look at that episode as a lazy attempt from...

The Problem with Developer Power on Steam

50d ago ... We have just about passed that time of the year where everyone was posting their best and worst lists of 2014. This included movies, songs, anime, and video games. I enjoy seeing what people have to say about their personal best and worst choices. Something I have noticed from worst lists representing both 2013 and 2014 is that there are quite a few Steam games that made it on those lists and I...

Work, Life, Video Games, and You. Finding the Balance.

77d ago ... Hello, everyone and Happy New Year! I am back to do some writing after a short hiatus. While I did intend on writing something up that was holiday related (in the same spirit as "Twas the Night Before Christmas" so there would be plenty of rhyming to be had), it was unfortunately not to be. Hopefully I will be able to write that up for later on this year. I regret not being able to actually wri...

Anita Sarkeesian: Not Playing With a Full Deck

131d ago ... From my open letter to the gaming media to my impressions of the controversial career of Phil Fish, we now bookend the core of my blogs regarding certain people attacking gamers with arguably the most despised opponent of video games since Jack Thompson. Her name is in the title and bears no introduction. We all know who Anita Sarkeesian is. We know what this woman has accomplished. She is infa...

Well Played, Games Media, But This Isn't Over

147d ago ... GamerGate has been at the forefront of gaming news and has even been covered in other media outlets (like the BBC and The Colbert Report). Where it was once a unified movement, it has now led to a divided community and we have the games media to thank for that. Even though there was a small amount of progression on holding games media accountable for their actions, there has been an increasing...

Phil Fish Was Never Cut Out for the Gaming Industry

159d ago ... You can't really go on any given video game website without hearing the name Phil Fish. That's right everyone, I'm going there. For today I will be tackling one of the most outspoken and downright despicable figures to ever show up in the gaming industry. To be honest, I have been quietly seething with much anticipated fury to be able to finally write out my impression of Phil Fish. With all th...

Under the Knife: Swatting, a Deplorable Crime

186d ago ... A lingering trend has come to my attention recently. Apparently, this trend has gained traction since 2013 and has grown into something new. The trend I'm referring to (and which is titled above) is called "Swatting". What is Swatting? Swatting is the false reporting of a violent or ongoing crime at a designated location or by a victim whose sole purpose is to get a huge emergency response (pre...

An Open Letter to Gaming Media

189d ago ... I have been on the sidelines observing the recent stories that involve everything from Anita Sarkeesian to Zoe Quinn to Phil Fish to Polygon to Kotaku to indie studios' attacks to corruption and finally to gaming media lashing out at gamers. I have recently commented that enough is enough and I'm not going to stand for it anymore. Everything that I have mentioned is going to get their fair shar...

Under the Knife: Public Relations Failure and Fan Outrage

223d ago ... Despite the overwhelming press that Rise of the Tomb Raider got last week, the aftershock is still being felt. It has now been confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed exclusive for the Xbox brand and not a complete exclusive that was being touted in the first twenty-four hours of this news. A lot of people have calmed down from this revelation, but there is still residual resentm...

New Indie Projects to Check Out

229d ago ... Hello, everyone! It's been a good while since I wrote up something here. I have been sick for awhile and haven't had the opportunity to really focus on writing. For those of you I have messaged about doing an upcoming blog on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, I can assure you that I will get to that this month. You're help and opinions are very much appreciated. I also have been told about some t...

The Stick of Truth Has Risen the Bar for Licensed Games

280d ago ... Diverting away from the ongoing topics from E3, I want to focus this blog on a game that I feel does its source material justice. Obviously, I am talking about South Park: The Stick of Truth. It has been a few months since the game released, but its impact with how licensed games have been produced has been felt across the industry. Considering that the game was heralded by Matt Stone and Trey...

E3: The Problem with Post-Show Fanboyism and Critiques

292d ago ... The Electronic Entertainment Expo has come to a close. Conferences were streamed, games were played, and technology was shown off. The who's who of the video game industry made their appearances known. We have multiple new games coming out this year and many still waiting to see distribution in the future. In light of everything shown at E3, there is still the ever lingering problem seen from b...

A Look at the Tomodachi Life Conundrum

302d ago ... I know I'm a tad late to the party regarding this particular story, but you guys know that when I end up reading something that gets me thinking I have to write on it. The aforementioned "something" was an opinion piece that was submitted to N4G earlier in May. Titled "You Should Be Upset About Tomodachi Life", the entirety of the opinion piece is structured in a way so as to make you (the read...

Kingdom Hearts: Beginning, Impact, and Future

304d ago ... We have finally arrived to this point. It is time to look at Kingdom Hearts with its progress over the years. Welcome back to Beginning, Impact, and Future. As many of you have probably seen, I have been covering Kingdom Hearts III with my own speculation on what could possibly be awesome for the final entry to have. If you haven't seen them, please check them out from my blog section. For now,...

Kickstarters to Look Out For

340d ago ... A few Kickstarter projects have recently come to my attention. Now, I know that some people approach Kickstarter with caution; however, some of these projects look promising and have some funding. The intent behind Kickstarter is to help out and I think that these are some worthy ideas to get behind. After all, Mighty No. 9 wouldn't be where it is now without support from the community. There i...

Kingdom Hearts III: Possible New Concepts

346d ago ... Hello, everyone! I'm back to talk more on the possibilities leading up to the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts III. For those of you who got to see my first blog, I talked about worlds that I would nominate as candidates for the final installment. In this blog, I would like to share what I think would be excellent additions for certain worlds, gameplay elements, and what fans would think about...

Not Cool, Capcom. Smash Bros Does it Better.

357d ago ... You know, guys, I wanted to stay positive this month by making my blogs focus on Kingdom Hearts. I wanted to share ideas about what Kingdom Hearts III could have in its gameplay and worlds. I wanted to share music I found online that is extremely well done. I also wanted to end it all with a great Beginning, Impact, and Future blog. But even in my good moods, Capcom decides to play the fiendish...

Kingdom Hearts III: The Possible Worlds

360d ago ... I'm fairly certain that this article has been done before on here, but I really and so desperately want to talk about this. With anticipation growing for Kingdom Hearts III, gamers are sharing their opinions on this final installment. What is also discussed constantly is how big this game is going to be. It's the final game in the series, but what else could be added to it aside from the main s...

Should Resident Evil Go on Hiatus?

378d ago ... Resident Evil, the name speaks for itself and it's own place in the genre of horror video games. It was what spooked us and kept us up at night. It's creatures terrified us. It's atmosphere was claustrophobic and tense. So how fairs Resident Evil these days? Not well. I was originally contemplating on if I should cover Resident Evil in Beginning, Impact, and Future; however, I know exactly wher...
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