Archive for the ‘video games’ Category

Offended people ruin things.

September 6, 2010

You would think that by this point political correctness would be a concept of the past, but it keeps showing it’s ugly face here and there. Say, remember the chaos that Resident Evil 5 caused when it was released? Remember the riots in the streets? The senseless deaths, the police beatings, all that people protesting…wait, you’re saying it didn’t happen? Well, you are right, still, some people cried hard enough that capcom had to listen to them. Just as some people are crying “sexism” regarding Metroid other M these days (and for some reason remained quiet every time a Dead or Alive game came out) seems this circus of being offended by everything will go on, as long as there are people with enough free time and the compulsion to feel offended.

So basically, in the case of RE5, showing black people in Africa is racist. Maybe black people doesn’t even really exist, maybe it was just a viral campaign that went way too far back in the minstrel shows era.

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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

September 4, 2010

A very interesting interview with Kotaro Uchikoshi, director of upcoming visual novel title: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, for the DS. The man gives frank and very straightfoward answers. It made me very curious of the game for sure.

Sega of america not acting like idiots.

June 24, 2010

Well, for this time at least.

So yeah, we are still not getting the quiz game, which makes sense, unless you graduated in japanese language, literature, ancient history, among other things. Really, not even japanese people know the answer for many of the questions. As for mahjong, i still can’t understand the damn thing. Keeping shogi would be ok.

Parasite Eve The 3d Birthday trailer.

June 16, 2010

Well, finally something good coming out of the cirque du soli- err i mean, e3 thing. While i still have some doubts about the gameplay i’m hoping it retains the rpg elements. Yoko Shimomura is also back in the soundtrack area as far as i know. Good times.

This e3 is missing something.

June 15, 2010

You know, watching the recent e3 and the slow but safe collapse of the video game industry, drowned by a wave of useless and pointless gimmicks, i can’t help but remember better times. Better times in…2008, well, not exactly better times per se, but maybe happier times. Two years ago nintendo announced wii music, to the joy of soccer moms and midi-obsessed people everywhere in the world. In that e3 nintendo decided to show their new product in a very exciting way, no cirque soliel or any of that bullshit. Nintendo had something better:

Just like that, a smile was put into everyones face. Watch and learn microsoft.

Actually, microsoft is not doing bad this year either:

Random machine gun.

June 12, 2010

2D is alive and well and with a strong Strider vibe.
-You probably already saw the clip, so i won’t even link it. Seems that some people think Mortal Kombat, a story about martial arts maestros/ninjas/secret agents/actors/inter-dimensional demons ripping each other apart is in desperate need of a “gritty” approach, Batman Begins style.
-ECM posted a very interesting entry in his blog regarding natal and that other motion control thing for the ps3. Turns out that: surprise surprise, nobody cares for neither of them. Gee, turns out that it’s not just about having a certain piece of hardware to attract costumers, you actually need games, would you believe that?
-It’s way too damn hot over here.
-I will post more stuff but i’ll take my time, not to mention that most (well, all of them) who read this blog are busy killing giant animals over and over. I can do that any given day here in the wild mexican mountains but…i don’t feel like doing it.

The dragon is coming back to america.

June 9, 2010

Yakuza 4 confirmed for the west

Now, we are getting this game until spring 2011, but on the other hand, Sega of america has no excuses for cutting content this time. They have almost an entire year to make the localization. So, hopefully, we do get the full game this time, right Sega?

It’s funny because it’s true.

June 5, 2010

Also sad, specially sad

There’s not much i could add to that fine piece of writting, it sums up quite nicely what i think about the current state of events in modern gaming. There are some parts which i could nitpick (the b-movie thing being a guilty pleasure or bad thing by default) but neverless, the fact is video games are not evolving, are not moving foward. They’re stuck in a bubble of collegue kid fantasies, juvenil attitude and just a very limited scope of what video games can do as a form of communication.

Video games are not evolving? You’re dumb dood, what about this (insert game name) that totally implemented this sweet physics option where you can manipulate your weapon in such fantastic ways.

Yeah, manipulate your weapon/body/camera angle/special powers to go and kill more enemies. Way to miss the point.

But video games are in no worst shape than from what they were 20 years ago, the market was also stuffed with generic action games. Stop being an idiot!

Yes, 20 years ago, and games are still in that area. Twenty frigging years of perfectioning the way you can defeat enemies, and how “cool” it looks. Fantastic.

To sum it up, where’s the diversity? Where are other games with different ideas about how you can have a fun time? Sure, they do exist, but the ammount of action related games being released for home consoles is still big. Then there’s the thing about the vg media working it’s “magic” promoting these games to no rest. As i type this vg sites everywhere already have stories about Killzone 3 and Gears of War 3. The way the label system works these days ends up breaking games into “core” titles, the “niche” games, and from there you can just move to either shovelware area, “weird” games or something else that might get called a fun game. Even if a good solid game that is fun and get’s the job done happens to lack the “great” graphics, lacks voice actors or something along those lines it’s considered and inferior game.

No need to repeat things the article already says, there’s a vicious circle among the media, the companies and the “gamers”, that is keeping games from moving up in the evolutionary chain of entertainment. Already 40 years of video game history, and the greatest acomplishments so far are……..?

Sonic Colors trailer.

May 27, 2010

In the Sonic 4 post i wondered why sega was trying to revive the franchise once more. Turns out, they really are not bothering at all, Sonic 4 is not being made by sonic team, Dimps Corporation, better known for doing everything from the Sonic Advance games, co-developing Street Fighter IV and doing a ton of barely average games based on anime franchises are the ones doing the job here. The question then is, what is sonic team doing these days? The answer you will findt it in that video. Warning: not a positive answer at all.

Also, don’t read the youtube comments, it’s depressing to say the least.

Street Fighter Legacy.

May 26, 2010

Fan film made by a professional stunt man. Probably the best live action street fighter film ever filmed since that part in Jackie Chan’s City Hunter.