Monthly Archives: October 2013

Looks like Ellen, talks like Ellen, moves like Ellen, but it’s not Ellen

BEYOND: Two Souls recently released with Ellen Page in varying degrees of sadness. It’s not really her. It’s her voice, her motion, and her acting…basically everything Ellen Page except it’s not really her. Willem Dafoe’s in it, too, but like Page, not really him. The game itself looks like a bore. Choose your own adventure… Read More »

How to make good citizens

Every time some lunatic goes crazy and shoots people, poor FPSs get blamed by someone who feels the need to blame something. And then there is a reaction to that blaming, and then there are bloggers who blog about someone who reacted. (I guess that would make me a blogger who blogs about a blogger… Read More »

Assassin’s Creed 4: Freedom Cry DLC – slavery sucks

Freedom Cry is an appetizer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to be released October 29. There isn’t any gameplay in the 100-minute trailer. They got real actors acting out a montage of cruelty. Adewale, the first mate on Edward Kenway’s ship Jackdaw, is captured as a boy, endures the brutality of slavery,… Read More »

Red Cross, Video Games and Justice

I agree with the Red Cross’s call for justice in video games. After all, if video games don’t teach us killing POWs and civilians will be punished, then who will? The U.S. Government? Maybe if there were video games in the fifties and sixties, villages in Vietnam wouldn’t have been torched. I’m sure if all… Read More »