I recently played the Mass Effect series (you can go here to see another post about the first game, actually), and there’s still a lot of salt in that mine – the analogy here is that I’m going to the well again, the Mass Effect well. Make sense? Good? You probably know one of the things in the first game that was such a big deal was the death of a character. So let’s talk about that. Character death in video games.
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Posted by cuchlann on 15 April 2013
Before you read, just a heads up: This post is a no-holds barred, spoiler-laced discussion about the film. If you haven’t watched the movie yet and you think that spoilers will affect your opinion for it, don’t read this. Otherwise, go right ahead.
I finally got the chance to see Wreck-It Ralph. For those who aren’t in the know, it’s Disney’s not-so-recent movie about the uncanny quest of the titular videogame character to redeem himself, with a (big) handful of destruction as a side dish. The thing is, I watched it under the pretense that it was a videogame geek’s wet dream, that it had a good cast, a good plethora of advertising schemes, and most importantly, a good story that pays homage to the videogame industry.
Boy, I never thought I’d be utterly mistaken.
Posted by Shance on 7 April 2013
Let’s get a little personal again. I feel like I should tell you about the most recent time in which I was scared shitless. Unsurprisingly, it was while playing Amnesia: the Dark Descent. Yes, my life is boring enough that a scary video game is the scariest thing happening right now. I mean, dissertation existential drama is at a low right now, as it’s mostly carry on and write about slug people. So, yes, Amnesia.
Posted by cuchlann on 4 February 2013
That’s… an umbrella rack. Why am I posting a shot of an umbrella rack? Why should you bother reading this, when you could likely be reading something headed by a scantily clad cartoon guy or girl? (Hell, two weeks ago I used a scantily clad character, though maybe not exactly the one printed on that pillow slip you’ve been eyeing.) Well, because I want to talk about suburbia. If you’re American, at least, that should trigger seated feelings of some sort in your brain. So. Suburbia and the anime-watching habits of not-Japanese people (myself being my prime example). Interested at all? Woo! Let’s go!
Posted by cuchlann on 7 January 2013
On Halloween, a small band of us got together with our flashlights & binkies & played Slender: The Eight Pages. I’d wanted to try it out for a few weeks, & for some reason, it seemed like a fun group game to me.
If you’re not familiar with the game, you begin the game with the admonition, “Collect all 8 pages.” You’re armed with a flashlight that you need to conserve, & you can walk or run through the map in the dark, which consists mostly of forest & several landmarks & clearings where the pages can be. You can’t fight or speak. Once you pick up a page (or enough time has passed), Slenderman will begin to chase you, & with each successive page you collect, his chase will grow more intense. If he catches you or you look at him too long, you’ll go insane, & it’s game over. Sounds like the perfect Halloween game for getting scared, right?
Posted by TheKittymeister on 11 November 2012