We’ve all heard the stories. “Video games are too violent!” “They’re ruining our youth!” Every time someone who shouldn’t have a gun gets one and hurts people, Video games are on the list of scapegoats to gloss over plenty of other reasons for dangerous people doing dangerous things. As a person who enjoys video games I’m naturally against these claims, but it does beg the question, ‘what do we do when a game does get too violent?’
This week, two video game trailers are making the rounds for violence. At Paris Games Week, on the main stage, The Last of Us Part 2 and Detroit: Becoming Human decided that they wanted to show the world they were big [...]
Like many fans of the Marvel vs Capcom series, the announcement of a new installation after the abhorrent drop in support for UMvC3 was one I met with much excitement. Shame that as the news for the game keeps rolling, the game seems to be hemorrhaging any kind of expectation for the game, with bright neon signs pointing at possible culprits as to exactly why.
I’ll get this out of the way first- Disney. In every creeping corner of Infinite-related news you can smell that mouse just around the corner, rubbing his hands enthusiastically saying “hot dog!” as Marvel continues its ongoing Disney-ification of all its properties. Disney has had [...]
Next week, major games publishers converge to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the most anticipated gaming convention in the world: the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3. This post will highlight some of the more interesting ‘storyline’ running up towards the first conference on 11 June.Microsoft Moves Conference Date and Booth Venue.
For some, this doesn’t seem significant. “So what MS does something different this year,” you may ask. But bear in mind that they have an Ace in The Hole for this year’s E3 in the [...]
Before we get into this, two things: one, Life is strange is free for PSPlus members, go download it. Next, the following article is going to go into a lot of spoiler territory. If you love the Americanized Visual Novel experience, you might wanna give this article a miss until you’ve played Life is Strange.
So, I’ve just finished Life is Strange. Life is Strange is one of many of what I’m told count as “Visual Novels”, but due to the fact they actually have gameplay elements I’m just going to call them Chooseys. They’re like visual novels, but usually consist of cutscenes strung together by third-person running around in [...]
At the time of writing, it’s now the 25th of April, 2017. Only five more days till the end of April and a week until the release of the latest DLC, 3C3C1D119440927, for PS4 and PC. And yet, we in South East Asia, Hong Kong and even South Korea haven’t seen any update on whether NieR Automata is going to be available on our Steam storefront anytime soon.
The question that is on everyone’s mind is simple:
Is it because of Piracy? Maybe. The folks at 3DM could crack DRM fast if they can find an exploit. But punishing all the other countries simply for that [...]
To the surprise of absolutely no one, this year’s Star Wars celebration was the venue for the release of EA’s new totally-not-Battlefield-with-a-Star-Wars-skin-for-maximum-market-penetration, Battlefront 2. While many of the people around me express nothing but joy at the trailer, I can’t help but have, how should I say, a bad feeling about this.
For those of you who don’t chase headlines, let’s talk a little about EA in general. EA hasn’t had the best of reputation among concerned gamers, being the kind of friend who sells you a Powerline Ethernet device for RM30 cheaper than most others, only for you to discover that it only comes with one [...]