Can we have valid numbers for the female gamer demographic, please?

When it comes to representation in gaming, be it gender or race, we should always aim to be realistic in content and proportion. To do that, we need to know the actual composition of the gaming community, or a reasonable approximation of such. Unfortunately, while we can get reasonable ballpark estimates of racial demographics, we can never get a straight answer about the female gamer population, because people are too busy twisting the numbers to address the truth: Continue reading Can we have valid numbers for the female gamer demographic, please?

Gravity Rush 2: A forgotten gem, and what it could learn from Nier: Automata

The first four months of 2017 have been one continuous beating to gamers’ wallets. Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0, Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier: Automata, Persona 5, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are roughly half a grand worth of video games I’d consider must play titles. While this has been the start of gaming’s new 1998, widely regarded as the best year in gaming history, it’s easy for deserving games to fall between the cracks.

That’s exactly the case for Gravity Rush 2. Continue reading Gravity Rush 2: A forgotten gem, and what it could learn from Nier: Automata

No matter the genre, Nintendo is top of the line

Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn is an amazing game. It’s a very polished first attempt at an open world, which is why it’s hard to believe Guerrilla Games had never done anything of this scale in their history. Horizon Zero Dawn was a feel good story about a massive success from a team that had been pigeonholed into making nothing but the Sony exclusive FPS, Killzone. There were even some favorable comparisons to Witcher 3: Guerrilla Games had created a cutting edge open world that could stand with the best of them.

For all of three days. Continue reading No matter the genre, Nintendo is top of the line

Weekly Deals – Last minute call for Week 2 of Sony’s “Sale of the Dead”

Halloween gets more intense on PSN thanks to a catalog focused on action titles such as Capcom’s notorious Devil May Cry entries on PS4, along with Dead Island’s enhanced renditions and a couple of amazing bargains ahead of you. Make up your mind soon because these offers will be gone in a few hours!

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Microsoft Offers Refunds on CoD: Infinite War

One would think that when designing a multiplayer game for a AAA audience that the most important thing to focus on would be, say, the multiplayer funtionality. One would think that, but apparently Activision came to a different conclusion when developing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The latest in it’s insanely long line of first person shooters about white america going to war with just about every brown person under the sun for increasingly dodgy and unrealistic reasons.

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How The Sky Fell: An Ethical Tale of Hello Games

The tale of No Mans Sky and how it became one of the biggest cluster-messes in recent gaming history is a long and winding one. One that was alluded to in my previous article on the hacking of Hello Games email accounts. There is so much to the exact nature of this series of events however that could not have possibly been contained in that one short article. Continue reading How The Sky Fell: An Ethical Tale of Hello Games