Posts in “Opinion”

PETA, Pirates, Pokémon, and You

Shiver me timbers, mates! Batten down the hatches, PETA’s off the starboard side! Hop on the ‘mature games having mature content’ bandwagon and join me, as we explore the big controversy behind Ubisoft’s latest announcement – the release of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Read On »

 

posted March 12, 2013 - 7:07 am in Gaming, Opinion by

Razer Edge Gaming Tablet – Worth it or Wasteful?

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It looks like tablets are trying to win the hearts of PC gamers yet again, with the release of the Razer Edge Gaming Tablet, courtesy of Razer. This nifty little gadget is specifically designed as a mobile unit with the PC gamer in mind – and it’ll cost you $1000 or more for it. If you’ve got the cash, they’ve announced today you can pre-order this little bundle of joy starting March 1, 2013.

 

posted February 27, 2013 - 8:00 am in Feature, Gaming, Opinion by

Sony/Microsoft Could Make Nintendo Very Uncomfortable This Holiday

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This last Wednesday, Sony announced the coming of the PlayStation 4.  More importantly, it appears that they’ll be breaking from a traditional Spring release in North America to land on shelves this holiday season.  Provided Microsoft follows suit with the Xbox 720 launch, Nintendo could find themselves in a very compromising situation with the Wii U.

 

posted February 26, 2013 - 8:00 am in Feature, Gaming, Opinion by

Thoughts On The PlayStation 4

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Last night, Sony revealed exciting new details on their entry into the 8th generation of video game consoles, the PlayStation 4.  After digesting the almost two-hour long video presentation, reviewing specifications, and drooling over pictures of the new bit of gaming kit, we offer our thoughts on how the PlayStation 4 is shaping up.

 

posted February 21, 2013 - 8:25 am in Feature, Gaming, Opinion by

War of the Cute – Disney Infinity vs. Skylanders

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Just over two years ago, a fierce purple dragon and his friends rushed onto the gaming scene in what was perhaps the one of the most underestimated franchises of this generation: Activision and Toys For Bob’s Skylanders.  Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures, which officially released in October 2011, introduced a unique gameplay mechanism that saw real-world toy figures being ‘teleported’ into the virtual world of the video game through a peripheral called the Portal (connected to the consoles… Read On »

 

posted February 18, 2013 - 8:25 am in Gaming, Opinion by

Kids and Video Games

The never-ending debate over the effect of video games on children is something that has spanned the last few decades. Tales of woe from fear-mongers are strewn all over papers and web-blogs every day, warning us of the evil influence that games have on our children. But… what if they are wrong? What does the research have to say? Read On »

 

posted February 2, 2013 - 8:00 am in Gaming, Opinion by

Come Play with Me – A Gamer’s Guide to Non-Gamers

If you’re a gamer, you probably have people in your life that simply cannot fathom why you spend hours sitting in front of a television screen, immersing yourself in an imaginary world. Maybe you even have that significant other who complains and sighs every time you pick up a controller or head to your computer. It’s entertainment, it’s a release, and it’s so much more to those of us that give it a chance – so why can’t others see that? If they’d just try to put themselves in your shoes maybe they’d spend less time mocking or scolding you, and more time gaming with you! Read On »

 

posted January 31, 2013 - 8:12 am in Gaming, Opinion by

Video Games, Books, and Meryl Streep

I recall sitting in my parents’ living room, watching a television personality interview actress Meryl Streep.  It was not the type of program that my family and I would normally watch, but we were waiting for some gritty crime movie or another to begin and had flipped to the interview in the interim.  Anyway, there was Ms. Streep with her perfectly sculpted blonde hair, in her usual sophisticated decorum.  And here was the interviewer, a seemingly ancient man with a shiny pate.

“You’re known for having exquisite taste in movies.  What do you think of all these superhero movies that are littering the cinemas, these days?” the interviewer asked (or something to that affect; it was many months ago).

Perfect, blonde Meryl, who hasn’t aged a day in decades laughed and proclaimed, “Well, I don’t watch those movies!” as if it were the funniest joke in the world. Read On »

 

posted January 27, 2013 - 8:16 am in Gaming, Opinion by

Thoughts on Capcom’s Remember Me

Our memories make us who we are.  Day to day, we exist by calling upon electrical signals stored in our brains in order to function.  What would happen if we couldn’t trust that stored data?  What if it was stolen or even changed?  Who, then, would we be? Read On »

 

posted January 26, 2013 - 8:22 am in Gaming, Opinion by

2013’s Spring Lineup Is The Best Yet For This Generation’s Consoles

It used to be that the early months of a new year were the perfect time to sit back, relax and catch up with the releases of the previous year that you may have missed. Not so with 2013. Following an already stellar Fall season for gaming, which saw such releases as Dishonored, Assassin’s Creed III and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you’d expect publishers to take it easy on us game-playing (and reviewing) folk, and give us some breathing room. Read On »

 

posted January 24, 2013 - 8:00 am in Gaming, Opinion by