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“War. War never changes.” – Fallout 3
If I could paint you a picture of this game I would need only one color: red. Seriously, this game has so much blood coming out of enemies you might start to think that they had been pumped full of grape juice. The combat is bloody, fast, and frantic.
I think we all know the golden rule: Don’t be a tool. These days it seems like whenever I login to League of Legends or Halo or Call of Duty, I find my experience ruined by people berating each other for being terrible or calling each other names. This is partly due to the way the metagame is constructed rewarding teams that do well and having players fixated on that instead of the enjoyment of the game. But all the blame can’t rest on the way that games are put together, because many online aspects of games are made very well and work wonderfully. No, the blame rests on us, the people using the videogames.
Here is the thing if you might not have picked it up from the fact that I blog on a videogame website: I love playing videogames. I think that they offer us unique experiences, sensations, and opportunities that we just can’t get anywhere else. I have been g
My last Time with Demos installment was less than enjoyable. I hoped to remedy this with a genre I have always loved (I harbor no such emotions for MMOs) Real-Time Strategy. It may come as a surprise that I have never played a game in the Total War franchise. So, I figured that for this Time with Demos I would take the opportunity to try it out.
Recently Major League Gaming had a record setting event in Anaheim (a city probably best known for its 1992 role in the feature film The Mighty Ducks). They streamed over 35 million videos online, attendance was over 20,000, over 2.6 million hours of footage was consumed by viewers, and all of this between July 29th-31st. ESports is getting bigger, better, and more accepted by the general population. I, for one, love watching. I find it exciting and gripping. The way many of the games are played there can be 11th hour comebacks, and feats of strategic magic that are awesome to behold. Here are just a few of the reasons I love eSports:
You may recall my post a few days ago regarding the purchasing of Pokémon HeartGold for my DS. Well, I wanted to linger on that little event and tell you all a bit of a story. So here goes:
Why do we enjoy playing videogames? Do we play games to escape from our humdrum lives? Do we play to feel like superpowered gods?