So in this video we actually play the game.
In case you havent noticed I try to be… different… when it comes to my youtube videos. SO in this video I spend 37:50 on browsing the RockBand 4 store for songs. Jupp.
Well… Not just browsing though. We do buy some songs to.
Free to play games. Or more precise “free” to play is something I rarely play. But I did make to let´s plays of it. The reason is that the “free” part has started to come into pay games. It´s called… minitransactions… no, microtransactions and its aggravating.
I know games dont spawn under the good wish three where everything is free and made with best intentions, but seriously! Game creators have to make a choice here. Is the game “free” to play or do we have to buy it first?
That is why I rarely play MMORPG. I do not want to buy a game and then keep paying to play it. It is that other reason that I don´t effing like MMORPG as well, but paying for a game and then repaying to play is not something me as a cheap gamer can like.
So here is my sequel to my investigation of the “free” to play games called “Let´s Play Free-2-Play Games: Part 2 “You get what you pay for“”
This is one of the few games I have spoilers in, but it was unintentional. Limbo is a game I bought cuz everybody told me it was great and it kind of is. It´s artsy-fartsy though and artsy-fartsy has a tendency to become boring, so I didnt rush trough the game, I can tell you that.
I talk about artsy fartsy stuff, modding and using walkthroughs and other stuff.
Soo here it is—>
Let me tell you a story: AndyAce83 wants to make game. He has an idea. A beat-em-up game based on the trend of bumbfights. He will call the game Bum-Fight the game.
Since he is an avid image creator he creates a cover image for the game and then writes a text on 2 A4 pages about what the idea is about. Since he has played a lot of games of the genera he has also some ideas of what gameplay will be etc.
So when the idea has exited the first stage, he has a confession… He has no bearing on how to make video games. He can now read up on it (talk to you in about 5 years) or hire someone who has more understanding, knowledge and experience, than he. He chooses the latter option.
But the game will not be made because AndyAce83 sucks also in running a business… but atleast he tried.
Now how about you create a beat-em-up game based on the idea to AndyAce83? Then send the game to him and say what gender you and your collaborators have. Write that you give AndyAce83 full right to develop and sell this without you getting something out of it.
I bought Conan and Alone in the Dark on sale once. I hated them both. Lesson is; You shouldn’t buy things just because they are on sale and never go buy games when drunk.
The question is… Do I make let’s plays or outdated reviews for games long forgotten?
So this is the second video in my series of games I hate. For me to hate a game it means that the game has parts I like and wants to have more of, but things I can´t stand that gets in the way. With Condemned Criminal Origin it also comes down to a huge disapointment of realizing the game was not as it was promised… Or more correctly what I imagined from what was promised. I written about this game in an earlier blog entry aswell (here you can read it—>)
A girl I saw on a youtube video said the game was “hobo killing simulator” and it is. It really, really is.
Resident Evil 6 came out October 2, 2012 on the consoles. I bought the game on release and I thought that it was about time I wrote a little review of that game. It being out for almost a year now. The main reason is that today I got fedup once and for all with the hate this game has gotten.
Resident Evil 6 is a fun game that expands on the Resident Evil storyline, improves gameplay and has an interesting storytelling technique that will appeal to fans of Resident Evil and new gamers alike. Its not the best resident evil game, but it certainly isnt the worst either.
The game expands on the Resident Evil universe by introducing new characters and reintroduce old characters that has not been seen in a while. Jake Muller, is the son of Wesker, the main antagonist for most of the other games, is a cynical man that grows throughout the game. Sherry Birkin, is a classic character that got a well deserved comeback in this game.
Most of the classic characters are also in the game like Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Ada Wong. The mysterious Umbrella corporation is long dead in this game-world (got bankrupted between the third and fourth game) but still seems to linger on in the background, never really gone.
The storytelling technique is also fascinating as it uses a non linear style. The plot is revealed through four campaigns that focus on different characters experience of the same incidents.
The gameplay is an improvement from the last games in that the characters are far more flexible now than they have ever were before. Resident Evil games have never had great controls of their characters as this “lack of control” often lead to more adrenaline when playing the game. In the first 4 games (including Code Veronica) the gameplay was restricted both by strange locked camera angels, controllers that made the characters bad shooters (they either shot in the ground, shot them in the gut or in the air) and made them run into walls constantly.
This changed in Resident Evil 4 where the camera became more flexible and so did the controllers. This has been further expanded upon in Resident Evil 6. Now we got a 360 degree camera angel, fully moveable characters that can both run, slide, crouch, load and shoot while moving. The result is that although some of the nerve of having little control is lost, we get adrenaline through exiting action gameplay.
Not only is the controllers more flexible than ever, but also the gameplay itself. In Resident Evil 6 there are four different campaigns that focus on different aspects of gameplay. In Leon Kennedy´s campaign we are going retro survival horror both in style and gameplay. In Chris Redfields campaign, its more action oriented, much like Resident Evil 4 and 5. Ada Wong´s story focus more on stealth while Jake Muller does a mix of all of them.
The game also offers a bunch of exciting minigames like Mercenaries and the DLC games Predator, Survivors, Onslaught and Sieg that will keep people playing long after the campaign is done.
All in all, we get a varied game that is an exciting experience.
Resident Evil 6 is a great game for true Resident Evil fans. People who do not understand what Resident Evil is all about may not like the game, but we that do will. It is not the best of bunch (most 6th installments usually aren’t), but it holds it´s own. Its way better than the 5th one, thats for sure.
Anita Sarkeesian is a bitch! There, I´ve said it. Did it make me feel better? No, not really. But she is a bitch. Not only a bitch, but a real c*nt too. I am sorry, but the worst descriptive words you can find on women would probably fit her perfectly. Perhaps with the exception of degrading words describing women of promiscuous nature. Anita Sarkeesian seems to be such a cold fish that I doubt that she enjoys any physical relation what so ever. Least of all with a man.
But lets take a break [“brake” changed to “break” on 29 of july 2013] from my hatred of this woman and let me instead say WHY I have such dark feelings towards her. There are three main reasons my I feel nauseated every time I see and hear her: 1) Her personality, 2) Her BS-PC feminist analysis of everything that perverts and distorts great works of art/ entertainment and 3) her fake victimhood.
But first let me answer the most important question…
If you are not a gamer, or someone interested in the war between the sexes, you may not have heard of Anita Sarkeesian. In short: She is a feminist who believes she is entitled to force her perspective on any artform and demand it to become more gynocentric, pro-female and anti-male.
This is of course not stated explicitly, but implied in her constant bashing of different kind of popular texts (i.e music, books film, TV or games) in entertainment. For a while she was just another unsatisfied women who thought she was smart since she was opinionated. She made lots and lots of “feminist deconstruction” of popular entertainment on her videoblog feminist frequency on youtube, but no one cared until she announced she wanted to deconstruct video-games to.
Why this was the last straw, I dont know, but her whining suddenly was met with hostility. This probably surprised her as she so clearly though she as a woman was entitled to bitch to anyone about her problems with the world.
I would suspect that the reason is that the gaming community is filled with passionate people who burn for their hobby and they didnt want this noob woman coming in from the left and change everything cuz “she felt like it“.
So she was met with opposition and hostility. Some people came with intellectual counter arguments. Others, like me, gave more ironic and sarcastic comments on her annoying personality and attitude of entitlement. Sadly some also gave hateful and over the top comments about rape and other insane extremes. Let´s see what she has to say about this:
Do I feel sad for her? Hell no. I hate feminism with every inch of my body and this woman is the very personification of everything I hate about that -ism. If she didn’t like the heat she should´ve stayed away from the kitchen, and she being a feminist I would suspect she didn’t want to be in the kitchen in the first place.
But enough silly puns… The point is; I dont like sailor language and I dont like people demeaning people to the extreme, but I, being provocative myself, can say that you do get hateful comments but that is what to expect. That is what one should expect if one is being or trying to be provocative. If I went into a feminist rave and said “Go make me a sandwich you fat ugly skanks” I would not be surprised by retaliation any less than being bit by putting my hand down a snakehol. And besides, she has the personality that could aggravate a weed-plant.
If I for some reason where invited to a hipster New York party with liberal know-it-alls and met Anita Sarkeesian I think I would have left within the hour. That woman shows every sign in her videos of a person I would not go well together with. She is opinionated in the way where its clear she has read a lot of books, and made a lot of notes, but not really understood it.
She probably know a lot of words, terms and phrases and know of great and not so great thinkers of the academia but have no meta-cognition and deeper understanding of anything. Watching her movies she makes a lot of gestures, making smug and smirky facial expression. She is the kind of intellectual that is paradoxically NOT intellectual, just a scholar. She has a lot of jigsaws pieces in her head, nuggets of facts and studies, but no ability to see the picture. This becomes clear when she starts to analyses the “tropes” as she calls it.
“Tropes” is a text-analytical term that could be easily replaced with terms like “stereotype”, “clisje”, or “common narrative tools”. Basically, tropes is every pattern you can find in symptomatic (see: Film Art for more) interpretation/ analysis of a text. Meaning: Finding the broad meaning of what every love song has in comment over what this or that one love song means. You with? Or, as Anita Sarkeesian does, to claim to find bigotry, hate, rape and phallus symbols in everything.
I have seen a lot of Anita Sarkeesian videos on youtube as I have this perverse need to study things I do not like. To try to understand it. I find myself drawn to things that repulses me. Watching her videos, I also started to see “tropes” with her videos. There definitely are small patterns in her “analysis” of pop-culture that could be nice to “deconstruct”.
With few exceptions she shows no real pleasure in the arts but see only faults. In 2009, she started her show “Tropes vs women” with 6 videos where she rants about why Dollhouse is being produced for another season but The Sarah Connor Chronicles does not (which obviously is another example of the WAR AGAINST WOMEN), how Dollhouse (2009) is a metaphor for rape (or something like that), that there is a RIGHT way (her way) and a WRONG why “Guys Should Hate Twilight“, and that gays should be introduced in a show “just in passing“.
In every video she speaks with a strange authorial attitude that says art and entertainment should be just like she wants it, and that there is a right and a wrong way to make art and to watch art. When she analyses different texts she always forces her convictions on it, even when its clear that her -isms where not meant for it. The results are sour comments on the art that at best is bitching and at it´s worst is complete misinterpretations of the text that at time can be perverse.
The best example I have heard of her forcing feminist insanity and perverting something nice with her -isms is when she “analyses” the “Top 5 Creepy and/or Sexist Christmas Songs“. In that video she kills any christmas cheer and replaced it with tales of suppression, dependence and rape. Her #1 choice for sexist christmas songs are the song “Baby, its cold outside” where she thinks the song is about coercing and rape, not a man trying to court a woman who is “playing hard to get” which is the normal way to listen to the song.
But of course one can not argue with her, cuz she has closed of all comments and one is not allowed to rate her either. This because she has fallen victim to the evil “trolls” of the Internet, or more truthfully, she doesn’t want to hear anyone but herself and her likeminded.
Anita Sarkeesian is a true victim, but not for she wants you to believe, but she is the slave of the mind shrinking collective thinking of progressivism. Progressivism is an umbrella-term for many other -isms like feminism and other leftwing ideologies and world views.
Progressivism wants change (Yes, WE can!) and that change is based on an understanding of the world that there are victims and perpetrators. These perpetrators are not what healthy people view as perpetrators (like criminals) but instead a broad group of people. This broad group can be called “rich white heterosexual christian males (that smokes)“. These are the enemies that needs to be “deconstructed”.
There are many progressive “thinkers” and they work from different angels trying to destroy the evils of the world. Some progressives focus on the rich , others on the white , , some one Christians  and some one the males .
Their understanding is that “rich white heterosexual christian males (that smokes)” are evil and causes the world to crumble with their powers of “hate” a.k.a greed, racism, homophobia religious intolerance or misogyny. Everyone who is not a “rich white heterosexual christian males (that smokes)” is the victim of the “rich white heterosexual christian males´s (that smokes)” hate and Anita Sarkeesian is one of these victims.
A victim who is also getting rich on her claims of oppression. Being politically correct is big business, but to state that Anita Sarkeesian is getting rich on her whining is of course misogynistic and hateful. If I may draw some numbers out of my ass I would stipulate she has gotten a grand a slur from each “troll” all up into the interweb who has made her into the “victim“ she is.
Well, I think I am done stating my opinion on this woman. I also gave you a deconstructional view on her, to give you my opinions on her opinions and the tropes she represents. TAKE THAT Sarkeesian! I used your own dark powers against you.
according to a newspaper I read there seems to trouble in the game-creating world. The creators of «Call of Duty: Black Ops”, was asked; What, in your mind, is the biggest problem facing the games industry today, and if you had the power, how would you fix it?
“Personally, as a community manager who lives in the media or social media world every day, I think the social culture of video games is moving in a more negative direction as technology and social media continues to grow. Rather than growing with it, the trend seems to be devolving. More and more gamers seem to forget what this industry is all about.
It’s a creative industry – the most creative form of entertainment in existence. Too many developers who try new things are getting burned by “pundits” and angry entitled fans who look to be contrarian, sometimes simply for the sake of being contrarian. The only thing this attitude aims to achieve is stunt that creativity and innovation even further, which is something that no rational gamer looking to be entertained would want to do.”
Here is my (final) solution: Make a map called “your moms basement” where the mission is to kill nerds for some obscure reason (i.e one of them have hacked secret files) and then let that be a statement to all know-it-alls. The lesson? Complaints are just a bullet away from solution.
Another lesson from AMC!