Over the past few days, we’ve been going over the trends of the year from crowdfunding with Kickstarter to emerging stealth staples to callbacks to a sub-genre of games once long forgotten. But let’s take a break from all that. That broad overview is fun, but diving into the minutia of particular games is often [...]
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Two problems seem inescapable for Spider-Man games: 1) the web swinging is never going to be as fun as with Treyarch’s 2004 Spider-Man 2, and 2) it’s a superhero game, which means you have the superhero conundrum. This conundrum that I may have come up with just now is an issue with all superhero games [...]
It’s obvious that western RPGs are a big deal nowadays – Mass Effect 3 was recently launched out of space. In honor of Mass Effect 3′s release, we should take a moment to look back when JRPGs dominated during the 90′s, as one western RPG with incredibly unique gameplay features still managed to hold its own. That game [...]
There are very few women in Hollywood that can pull off being a badass without it coming off as cheesy or forced. This is why it’s not a surprise to know that Steven Soderbergh decided to go with MMA fighter, Gina Carano, when casting the ass kicking female lead in Haywire. Haywire’s story is your [...]
Two days ago, anime director Satoshi Kon passed away from pancreatic cancer. He was only 46 years old.