Forza has turned into a loot box fest, thanks to Microsoft wanting to absorb yet more money from this beloved franchise. I have a soft spot for the motor racing sim series and it saddens me that the company has decided to take this route. Thus, I’ll be skipping Forza 7 and will not be handing Microsoft a single dime because of its decision. Continue reading “I’m skipping Forza 7 because of loot crates”
Another article popped up on my radar while browsing around, which was published almost a day ago on a website called ComicsVerse. The author, Sam Schenerman, wrote about sexism in games. Fair enough, but the guy immediately covered his “privileged status.” That caught my eye and after scanning through the piece, I wanted to break it down with a few of my thoughts. Grab a seat. Continue reading “Sexism in gaming narrative continues”
Starting up a new game in Cities: Skylines, I decided to try out an older map, which was a bad idea. My city, which only just hit 1,800 people was hit by a tsunami. But this wasn’t just any tsunami, it essentially wiped out the entire population in the first wave. Service buildings were destroyed and even homes located on higher ground were taken out. Bad times. Continue reading “So tsunamis are an actual disaster in Cities: Skylines”
Community forums were once the number one destination for millions around the world to engage with one another in discussions that span a number of topics, depending on that specific website. I’ve been involved with community management and forum software for more than a decade, but I feel it’s time to take a quick look at how forums continue to be en-route a slow death. Continue reading “The slow and painful death of community forums”
Video games are now huge. The industry has grown to surpass both music and film over the past decade and even eSports (professional gaming sports) is building traction to go head-to-head against real sports. Thing is, not everything is rosy. Pre-ordering remains to be a real pain in the side of gamers, especially with titles that fail to live up to marketing promises.
Here’s why you’re right to not trust pre-ordering. Continue reading “You’re right to no longer trust pre-ordering”