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A few weeks ago, Ken Levine announced the shutdown of Irrational Games. That was a real Bioshock to the system. Shock. Anyway, apart from being another blow to the game industry here in New England just a couple of years after 38 Studios, this event once more shows us the dark side of the current AAA game development model.
As I’m sure those with a Netflix account, or aware of any news site – House of Cards much anticipated second season was unceremoniously dumped onto the world a couple weeks ago. I of course devoured the series hungry for more, and it left a questionable taste in my mouth. The series much like Game of Thrones deals so much with power and politics – and yet no one is a magical being. (Dragons not withstanding)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 launched yesterday. While I don’t have a review of that because I’d rather drop deuces than $60, I’m going to discuss the demo, and the series in general. Where can it go from here? How old is Castlevania, exactly, and can I get it for Atari?
Hey everyone, it’s another week and that means another game. Well, sort of. Today I’m talking about Dangan Ronpa, or if you want to be unnecessarily detailed Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, a Spike Chunsoft visual novel/puzzle game thing in a similar vein to one of their other properties, also recently released for the Vita, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. Dangan Ronpa puts you in the role of Makoto Naegi, a high school student recently accepted to the prestigious Hope’s Peak High school. He passes out and wakes up to find himself trapped in the school, with no way out, along with a number of other students. They are soon met by Monokuma (or Monobear) a robotic plush bear that is really annoying and stupid and if you like it so are you. This incredibly irritating mascot character then informs all the students that they are trapped in the school forever, unless one of them kills someone else, and then doesn’t get caught. The Monokuma tells them that the point of this is to replace their hope (because they are all super students for some reason) and replace it with ultimate despair, which I think could have been more easily accomplished by just making someone listen to Monokuma for like 5 to 10 minutes. I know by the end of the first scene I was experiencing considerable amounts of despair. The students then go about attempting to find an escape, and also people start dying, by various means of Monokuma coercing people into committing murders. Read more
OH GOD WRITERSCAST 4 HAS BEEN COMPLETED BUT…
For those unaware, we’ve recently been engaging in a podcast currently called WritersCast – which may or may not be a real thing. Last week Erik made the mistake of saying that he ‘liked’ Rosario + Vampire, and then when I informed him of his mistake – he took to defending his opinion. If you’re a frequent reader of this column (and I hope you are) I think you understand what comes next.
We all know Glenn Dubois, and if you don’t I suggest reading though my compatriots articles during this the hollowed Glenn Appreciation Week. But there’s something questionable about Glenn Dubois, and the answer may surprise you!
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“Nothing like it has ever been on earth before.”
Hello everyone today we will look into the fabled days of 1987, when people hadn’t even imagined a movie as stupid as The Happening. Today I’m going to talk about the thrill of hunting men in the jungle for sport, and the pleasure one can derive from skinning people alive and hanging them from trees. That’s right, today I will be talking about Predator! Released in 1987, Predator follows a team of elite commandos as they conduct a dangerous mission into the depths of the Central American jungle, ostensibly on a search and rescue mission. After completing their objectives, this team of heavy hitters find themselves being stalked by an alien warrior, who is seemingly hunting them for sport. By seemingly I mean he is 100% hunting them for sport, because that is his thing, it’s apparently the thing his whole RACE does to pass the time. Why a space faring species would feel compelled to do that I couldn’t guess, but maybe they just have a lot of spare time on their hands and decided that murder was a valid outlet for their ennui WHO KNOWS. Despite the considerable prowess of the commandos, they are swiftly killed by this alien hunter, who among other advantages possesses active camouflage that makes him more or less completely invisible. As you might imagine, this makes it challenging to hit him with something like a gun. Or to even be aiming in the right direction. Read more