This article seems way cooler than the game itself.
They act like Sonic was the pack-in from the beginning. For the first year or so the Genesis came with Altered Beast.
I seem to recall the EA CEO talking about how healthcare.gov could have learned a great deal from EA’s game launches…
White text over bright pink and lavender. Nope.
I’m super pumped for Elena for the same reason.
Actually it’s UE3.
I have to go back and compare my own experience with what’s going on for parenting decisions to make a difference. I don’t know that I had hardly any content restrictions from around 7. Rambo was one of my favorite movies as a kid, but I refused to watch horror movies until much later. Still, though, the aggressiveness of violence in games has changed a lot. I remember it seemed edgy that when you shot a guy in Robocop on NES there was a visible exit wound with blood spray. When Mortal Kombat came out I was 12, and was shocked but fascinated with the cartoony gore. Nowadays there exist things like God of War III, where the brutality of the violence still gives me pause. I feel like I’m going to have to tap the brakes just for my own comfort. Hopefully my kids will be like I was and be able to handle virtually anything while also being cautious about seeing things that aren’t for them.
Final Fantasy Tactics had great “male version”/“female version” for each character class. They were different but not exploitative or “marking”.
Put a pink bow in her hair and she’s basically doing a Wendy Koopa impression.
The criticism of Mass Effect is kind of a reach. While they did have Mark Vanderloo as a “default” face for marketing, a fundamental part of the game experience is customizing and owning your own Shepard, which most people did. And if you do that you get an equal toolset for creating female characters, which, as Sarkeesian admits, provides the superior character performance. Furthermore many of us have always understood that calling the female version “FemShep” was inappropriate unless the male version is called “BroShep” or something to that effect.
The PC version is broken and terrible, so don’t get your hopes up.
Being defensive in advance. GUYS BATTLEFIELD 4 IS BROKEN QUICK BLAME SONY wait what? You fixed it? Uh, belay that.
I wonder if this is something they wrote up by default, like an obituary for Abe Vigoda.
I don’t know if I have ever seen another game that was less suited to video compression.
He buried the lede a bit there. They don’t include it because you are more effective with mouse & keyboard.