E3 2016, Sony – I am Now Planning to Get a Playstation Neo

Belated E3 impressions piece? I got you covered! I know, it’s really late. I got sick, then I got a new puppy and he was the neediest thing ever for the first two weeks, then I got (and still have) an ear infection that not only took away 75% of my hearing, but also casued immense pain, then uni started again… just not a good time. But I really wanted to do this one, even though already commited myself to doing the panels in the order they happened, so I followed through with whatever the last one was. Anyway, here we go.

So Sony was, in my opinion, the big winner of E3 2016. I’ve heard the argument that all they really did was show trailers which can be found on YouTube, but I think where Sony excels is just in sheer showmanship. E3 is the chance for publishers to market to us gamers, and Sony does it with such style that it’s impossible not to be caught up in the hype. Heck, I don’t even own a PS4 and I got hyped! Without further ado, here’s my impression of Sony’s E3 2016 conference. Continue reading “E3 2016, Sony – I am Now Planning to Get a Playstation Neo”

Industry Talk – Video Games, Their Constant Evolution, Their Critique and What Separates Them from Other Media

YouTuber Nerd Cubed received an e-mail from Australian indie developer ODD Games last week that just… astounds me with its sheer stupidity, but also made me realise that some people just plain don’t understand how video game reviews work (or at least pretend not to), and made me want to clear up what separates video games from other art forms.

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Why exactly did it take ODD Games a year to send that email?

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The Flash (2016) #1 Review

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colourist: Ivan Plascenia

Joshua Williamson is a writer who really deserves more work. While I dropped off it, Birthright is very engaging and epic, while still being emotionally grounded and relatable. The short-lived Illuminati series managed to make all of its characters relatable, even if they were all bad guys. And now Williamson has the thankless task of writing a Barry Allen Flash ongoing after the return of Wally West, as well as needing to follow-up on Geoff Johns’ DC Universe: Rebirth #1, since Barry is a key player in the story. And this is Barry Allen we’re talking about, a character who still has no consistent personality traits. So with all this stacked against him, how does Williamson do? Pretty well! Continue reading “The Flash (2016) #1 Review”

E3 2016, Ubisoft – Well That Was Embarassing

Yes, I know I’m pretty late on these, but life gets in the way sometimes. But I want to finish this, and I’m going to, no matter how much I procrastinate!

Ubisoft’s show as a whole would have been just predictable. But one heroic game decided to completely take the piss out of the same conference it was appearing in. And yes, it did make that game better but it also made Ubisoft look extra predictable. Continue reading “E3 2016, Ubisoft – Well That Was Embarassing”