Video games are a psychologically manipulative medium. I’m fine with that for the most part, but I’m aware of the fact that I spend a huge chunk of my game time being manipulated.
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I have once again decided to let my body deal with all the toxins I put into it to review a second fast food cheeseburger today. This one is the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s.
I’m the first to point out that I don’t much care for modern gaming (except for the games I do care about). Thus, I don’t own a PS3, which is the only console on which you can find the Uncharted series. (For now, anyway.) And of course, I’ve never played a single Uncharted game, either, though I have played Uncharted‘s disturbed little brother The Last of Us.
But that might change if Naughty Dog makes a game all about Nathan Drake’s butt.
When Skullgirls was first released, Adam “Keits” Heart asked Mr. Wizard, Joey Cuellar — in an episode of Wakeup SRK — why the game wasn’t going to be featured at the EVO 2012 tournament. The reason was that the game was coming out too close to EVO, and he wasn’t even sure if it would have enough support for a tournament.
Meanwhile, Street Fighter X Tekken came out around the same time Skullgirls did, and it had an official EVO tournament. [Read more...]
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We gamers can be a bit gluttonous at times.
We’re stereotypically notorious for eating Doritos by the truckfull and having Mountain Dew pumped into our bloodstream via IV. Yes, it’s a stupid stereotype, but it’s inescapable at this point. In the eyes of the general public, gaming and junk food are like ketchup and mustard, like gravy and mashed potatoes, like peanut butter and chocolate, like food and more food…
It was recently announced that longtime Marvel Comics staple (and wielder of a hammer with an impossible-to-pronounce name) Thor would be replaced by a woman. A commenter on an article about this topic over at The Mary Sue decided to rename Male Thor (or Old-Thor) Snortblat.
Turns out, the Internet embraced it (as did GeekParty). There’s even a Twitter hashtag now, which means our Hashtag Soup column is making a glorious return.
By sheer numbers eSports is a very lucrative business venture. Huge events, like the recently broadcast EVO, rival the average viewership of some ESPN properties.
Our friends at Glitch Gaming have been busy working with Professor Seth Lewis at the University of Minnesota to educate students interested in careers in video games. It’s been announced that a brand new course — Journalism 1501 – Digital Games, Sims and Apps: Storytelling, Play and Commerce — is opening up next semester, and this course will largely revolve around the wonderful world of video games.