Category Archives: Gaming
I’m a huge fan of the developer Quantic Dream. I have enjoyed Omikron: The Nomad Soul on the Dreamcast, Indigo Prophecy (or Fahrenheit to everywhere else outside North America) on my PlayStation 2, and Heavy Rain on the PlayStation 3. Their upcoming game, Beyond: Two Souls, stars actors Willem Dafoe and Ellen Page, and is set for release on October 8th 2013 on the PS3. The game made an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival late last month (which is a first for a console-exclusive video game), along with a new trailer and video of gameplay. SPEAKING OF GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE… Read the rest of this entry
Live Video Feed Courtesy of Machinima
The day has finally come! 3 months after Sony’s reveal of the specs, features, and games for the upcoming PlayStation 4, Microsoft will finally join the party regarding their new, long-awaited next-generation Xbox video game console. Kovic and Bruce of Machinima will be running this live event feed where they will break down all the news from Microsoft’s reveal, LIVE IN LIVING COLOR (in living, what?), plus they’ll be answering taking the questions & queries of the viewers as well!
In this edition of “1′Offs”, I show some things I picked up recently, including: a new wiiiiiiidescreen monitor, some retro Nintendo and PlayStation games, and the reason I buckled and bought one of the worst games in recent history… Read the rest of this entry
Without a doubt, one of my favorite shows on television is Regular Show, created by J.G. Quintel that airs on Cartoon Network. The program stars the slacker duo of Mordecai, a blue jay, and Rigby, a raccoon, and incorporates of all of Quintel’s favorite childhood pastimes, ranging from the corniest of 1980′s action flicks to gaming on the underrated SEGA Master System (and yes, the Master System is awesome). With references such as these running rampant through nearly every episode of the series, it was only a matter of time before this cartoon series would take the next step into the video game realm.
D3 Publisher has recently announce a partnership with Cartoon Network to publish a series of games based on the series. I personally have a lot of faith in this project due to the fact that D3 recently took care of the distribution for Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! developed by WayForward.
In an interview with Destructoid, Quintel said that if Regular Show was ever made into a video game, he’d love for it to be in the style of a classic brawler (oh, the 80′s…) or something a little off-kilter such as ToeJam & Earl. Both styles could be implemented very well for a gaming venture of this franchise (because, well, the 80′s…). Plus, going by D3′s history with working with unique franchises like Adventure Time, I’m sure that they’ll find the perfect developer to take on this project.
Video games are an excellent form of entertainment, and has been since becoming popular in the country in the 1970′s. However, like most forms of entertainment, video games have been scrutinized for violence, mature adult themes, and — possibly my favorite — being nothing more than just a “dangerous time sink”, which is fancy talk for “time-wasting”. Alan Henry of Lifehacker posted this article on how video games can be treated as something more than just an “entertaining waste of time” back in February of last year, and was one of the best things I’ve read regarding video games truly being more than meets the eye. I recently came across the article again, and felt the need to share it on how video games can relieve anxiety, teach players new skills, and keep players motivated to complete tasks. Read the rest of this entry
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NHL ’94, and while it wasn’t the first hockey game produced and published by Electronic Arts (EA), it’s often pointed to as a favorite in the long-running game series — even though they took out fighting :’-( . To celebrate this event, both EA and the NHL put together a tribute. NHL.com has posted some written and video features, interviews with players who played the game as children/teenagers, and a NHL ’94-ized Pavel Datsyuk highlight reel. Read the rest of this entry