In-Game Identity: Gender

For this piece, I spoke to numerous people of all genders, pulled from a variety of different gaming communities on the web. All of my respondents were between the ages of 15 and 35, and a majority of them had grown up with games like LoZ and considered themselves to fit within the parameters of a “gamer”. In part one, I took a look at vanity in gaming. Now, we bring the representation down to gender. What ...

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An Express Guide To The Xbox One

 An Express Guide To The Xbox One The Xbox One is Microsoft’s third console, and successor to the Xbox 360. The initial impression of its E3 unveiling was very bad, but Microsoft has since done the damage control necessary. Microsoft had to deal with all sorts of backlash. First, an executive went on twitter and told those upset with DRM to deal with it. Next, another executive made a statement saying those ...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay Call Of Duty is the world's biggest entertainment franchise, and every year Activision serves up another helping of first person shooter action. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is renowned for its satisfying multiplayer action. It seems like you can play this game forever online and not get bored. Hordes of fans buy this game and never even touch the campaign feature of Black Ops ...

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Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC Review

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC Review By Mikeoldboy I love Borderlands 2. There is no other way around it. Blending a Diablo-style loot system with the first person shooter seemed so obvious after Borderlands that it’s hard to believe it wasn't done until 2009. Now here we are in 2013 and Borderlands is still your one stop shop to shoot n’ loot. I am going to assume that if you’re reading ...

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Games That Hate You: “Spec Ops: The Line”

Games That Hate You: "Spec Ops: The Line" Video games are typically designed with fun in mind. The fun can come from the feeling of accomplishment from completing various challenges or puzzles. Or it’s from getting immersed in a story that the player helps shape with his/her in-game character’s actions. Or it’s meeting fellow gamers and either playing cooperatively or beating them competitively. But occasio ...

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Black Ops 2 Getting Old & Tired Already?

Black Ops 2, Sucks? It seems too early to see loads of Black Ops 2 games on someone's "LIST" for sale, some as low as $25.  Is everyone already getting tired of the repetitive running and gunning? crouching, shooting, up the stairs, out the window, down the stairs, die, respawn, die respawn.  Doesn't it feel like you are a rat on a running wheel? In Black Ops 2, YOU Are The Zombie Sure, it is addicting no d ...

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