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Happy E3! Sony PlayStation Press Conference Wrap!

This year, since I can’t report from E3 like I’d hoped, I’m in the internet bleachers! For those who don’t know, E3 is a yearly video game conference where developers come together and try to pimp their wares for the next 12 months.

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Since E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) started in 1995, it has become one of the major expo’s for developers of software, hardware and their fans to come together and experience the innovation coming from the biggest names in gaming such as Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA and others. It’s also a time for smaller, indie developers to meet distributers and fans. Everyone tends to have a wonderful time rubbing shoulders with the industry bigwigs. Continue reading
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Sequels: Good or bad?

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a trend emerging within the gaming catalogue. I’m not entirely sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s a thing. We’re going to be inundated with sequels.

In the next 12 months, we’re going to see GTA V, Assassin’s Creed 3, Borderlands 2 and most likely another Call of Duty game.  It’s great to see that these games are so popular that developers are encouraged to make a sequel but there’s also the risk of over-saturating the market and shooting themselves in the foot.

Let’s use a game I mentioned: Assassin’s Creed.  A quick check of the Assassin Creed Wikipedia page says there will be 5 main games (Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Assassin’s Creed 3), 7 other games and 15 forms of other media. That 27 pieces of Assassin Creed related media in the market at the moment. In fact, I’ve typed “Creed” so much that it doesn’t even look like a real word anymore!

My point is that having that much content related to a game can do more harm than good. I started playing Revelations the other night and had a thought, “Assassin’s Creed had so much potential but wasted so much of it on one character.” In a game where so much history could have been explored, it kind of faulted. In no way does that mean that I didn’t enjoy the game, I just feel a little disappointed by the lack of other story.

I suppose I think that too much of a good thing can kill such a good thing. I want something new and different. I miss ingenuity and creative ideas.

Heaven help the day I get my hands on enough money to make a game. It would be the worst thing on the planet.

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My Friend Steals my Xbox, Suddenly Converts (Blogspot Post)

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“Addie, you love me right?”
“May be, why?”
“Can I borrow the Sexbawks for a little while?”

This is a conversation with my friend, who I’ll call Jerkface to protect his identity. He is on school holidays and has decided this week would be the week that he’d steal my beloved Xbox and play Assassin’s Creed 2.

What’s interesting about this is he’s a PC gamer, and by rights would be my enemy if the platform wars ever decided to break free of the internet. Also, I know he’s got money to buy the game. You know, he probably would if Ubisoft didn’t have that silly “Permanent connection to internet” DRM that’s been rubbing people the wrong way.

Anyway, I think I’m starting to slowly turn him towards way of thinking about console! He even thought about buying an Elite. Not that he’ll ever admit it. If he keeps following my lead, he’ll be swooning like a woman when Nathan Fillon is on Castle.

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