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This is the second posting for my Casting the Games series and this time we will be focusing on the power duo of The Yogscast.
I found this a while ago somewhere (can't remember where) and it just unsurfaced in my memories reading about the new Mortal Kombat game.So I rustled around on my saved files on the computer and found it.
A Review of Tom Bissell’s Extra Lives
What's that? You don't want your children growing up with images of violence on television? Are these the same children who are taught to duck and cover if firefights occur outside their schools? Because I am pretty sure that if those kids end up with a slightly warped world view it will not be the fault of a video game or fake violence in their media. It will be the fault of the people who couldn't control the violence that was plaguing the city with REAL violence and REAL death.
Once upon a time there was a console known as the 'N64'. This system was one of the most powerful of its time, named for its 64-bit CPU. This allowed the creation of three dimensional games. Many legendary franchises made the leap to 3D. Mario led the charge with Mario 64, a wildly successful game that many others after tried to emulate. Then in 1999, a new game came out. The Legend of Zelda made the leap to the new dimension, no longer content with the top-down perspective of its older games. This new game featured a huge world, fantastical enemies, a relatively gripping story, a targeting mechanic (which was a huge innovation for the time), clever puzzles, and also tons of hidden secrets.