It’s hard for me to understand why I find so many people online and on social media are outraged by women or persons of color taking on lead roles in video games. It boggles the mind, and I’m not just saying this because I’m black. I’m saying this as a fan of video games. Developers choosing to add a diverse cast of characters or main leads who are female, black, gay, transgender, etc. break up the monotony of playing as the same type of generic character that developers usually stick to.
In all honesty, the plain generic white male character is boring. I don’t say this because they are white men. I say this because we have seen their type over and over again. They are the ever lovable sarcastic assholes or the tough-as-nails loner action hero. These characters don’t necessarily need to die, we just need something different and that comes from people of diverse backgrounds creating characters in their own image. Continue reading Inclusion Does Not Mean Exclusion→
I know I’m a little late but between work, the holiday’s, and a number other semi-odd responsibilities, I’ve barely had time to type for myself. But here we are. The Playstation Experience came like a roller coaster and boy did it hit hard. Last weekend’s press conference delivered, making every gamer feel like they just witnessed E3 2016 part two. There is definitely a lot to go over. Continue reading Playstation Experience 2016: 5 Takeaways→
If there is one thing I hate seeing news about, it’s the troubling efforts of producers to try and get the Uncharted movie started. It infuriates me. Sometimes I feel like book readers do when their favorite novel is turned into a major feature film. A loud groan comes out of my mouth, follow by an emphatic why? Why does there need to be an Uncharted movie? Especially when the story is told so well in the game.
Ok seriously, I need to know who is using PlayStation now? Sony just added 105 games to its streaming service and that means there has got to be some type of big demand for it. I’m begging any small amount of people who read my post to comment on this.
I get the idea of PS Now and it’s pretty solid. Except for the part where the subscription and rentals are overpriced. America doesn’t even crack the top 10 when it comes to fastest internet service, so I can’t imagine it working very well an unless you have your console connected directly to your modem there are bound to be fustrations.
If PS Now came in at a cheaper price, then I’d be more than happy to buy in and rent from a hug catalog of PS3 games. I mean I’m all for renting games on my console. It’s something I’ve wanted for the longest. However, I’ve always thought of it more as you download the game and have like a week to play it before it locks you out. That way there is no connection problems. Maybe I should take a weekend and try it to see if it’s really worth the price of admission.
Many find it surprising when they hear that No Man’s Sky is an indie title and for good reason. During the Playstation Experience a demo of the gameplay showed off just how ambitious this game really is. A game that makes it seem like the possibilities are endless is definitely pushing the boundaries of what is considered an indie type of game.
I have complete faith in Ready at Dawn and their new game The Order: 1886. The new gameplay trailer for the game does nothing to make me feel otherwise. There seem to be a lot of creative set-pieces in this game, so I’m confident in the variety of places to shoot up some monsters in despite the game set in an all steam punk sort of era.
Capcom properly announced Street Fighter V during the Playstation Experience keynote. From the gameplay trailer it looks like it retain most of the old gameplay found in Street Fighter IV. What’s intriguing is what looks to be environment damage as the fight expands the level.
According to Sony’s Adam Boyes, “PS4 will be the only console this game ever appears on.” More reports are saying that Sony is actually helping develop the game itself, which could be the reason Street Fighter V may not ever come to other consoles. As for other editions like a Super, Ultra or Arcade Edition in the same vein as Street Fighter IV, maybe that will be a loop hole for future releases.
Bloodborne looks somewhat like Dark Souls lite. Not to say it doesn’t look fun (because it looks fantastic) but they seem to have made this more accessible to newcomers. Sony dropped a new multiplayer trailer and the action is fast and furious. Kind of reminds me of Soul Sacrifice. Time will tell if this will become one of Sony’s heavy hitters.