Well it has been a whole month since the last luv-in!
Fucking hell! I can’t believe its been that long. I apologise guys! I am back on the post train though, and although the past few weeks (nearly the entirety of May actually) I have been missing posts left, right and centre – but that ends here folks!
June is our traditional E3 celebration month and we have got some great things lined up including a video post or two (the last one got a good response) as well as predictions (because last year we fucking called it!!!) and of course the traditional piss take post and reviews of the show! A lot to look forward to – lets try and make June our most successful month yet! Continue reading
Another week, another Talkback challenge, this time put forth by Joseph Skyrim! He has quite cleverly created a questionnaire using the deadly sins and transposing them into a video game context. All in an effort to get a better handle on our gaming habits, GG Joseph Skyrim, GG!
Lust – Do you enjoy games more if they have scantily clad and “interestingly proportioned” avatars? Do you like playing as one of these avatars? Why or why not?
To be honest no. There is something very unsettling about watching an uncanny valley approximation of what a human is trapeze about in a state of undress.
I will say this though, the sex scene in ‘Heavy Rain’ raised more than a giggle from me, I was literally crying as the game was trying to convince me that this was a sensual scene when in actual fact it resembled the sex scene from ‘Team America: World Police’ more.
I’m not saying that I would avoid a title that had scantily clad ladies (or men) in them, some of my favourite games have included some form of this. ‘Dead or Alive 2’ had the “jiggle” physics, ‘Bayonetta’ had flashes of nudity and a sexualised protagonist while Lara Croft had her assets (Kappa). Continue reading
Well, including this in my weekly roundup didn’t go too well at all! I only went and bloody forgot didn’t I?
Anyway, when the opportunity presents, I will create a new post lol! In this here series I will be highlighting the new bloggers that join the NBI every week and also link to their contributions to the weekly talk back features.
Please bare in mind the purpose of this series is to highlight the newbies, for all the responses there is already an awesome post (and I’m sure it is not easy either) on the newbie blogger initiative site that I will link to 😀
All in one handy post – God, how nice am I?*
Kickstarter, the site of big dreams, big promises The crowd sourcing site that started an internet revolution!
I have a patchy and somewhat sketchy history with the wonder that is Kickstarter, and not just with video games, I’ve back too much and much has never seen the light of day. My history with gaming Kickstarters however is quite interesting; I’ve been luckier than most although I am fussy with my games.
Here’s a brief history of my gaming kickstarter relationship.
Last week was super busy for me (Late April/Early May always is in my line of work) and as a result my posting suffered, I still got four out, but two were my anniversary celebration posts that were intended to be surplus to my regular schedule!
Anyway this week should see posting back to normal, if it doesn’t I apologise in advance; but aside from any unforeseen event, it will be back to normal.
Here’s what you may have missed last week though. Continue reading
Two months gone and my mission to contribute to the community is not stopping, nor will it! I have been in a crazy cycle this week, where I have been super busy – it has impacted on my writing AND reading levels!
In saying that though I have read enough of your posts to throw together my community spotlight post. As always dear readers, please ensure you click the titles to support these excellent blogs!
I just realised that this did not post when scheduled, I apologise for that!
I’ll keep a careful eye on my other scheduled posts.
It’s that time of year again! NBI time! Last years NBI got me known around these here parts and introduced me to some very cool people – although my blog has changed in that time (tonally speaking) I have been very well served by the community the NBI built up and I want to play my role in that this year.
Obviously I am no longer a newbie blogger ;-( but all that means is I’m now a regular blogger who has an audience (no matter how small :P) and I want to use that to the advantage of these new bloggers! Continue reading