My favorite homey Franklin (dressed in a full basketball uniform) just finished eluding the police after going on a knife-sponsored killing spree in front of the movie theater because it was closed and I really wanted to watch "The Loneliest Robot in England." I found myself in the rich hilly part of Los Santos and I thought maybe I would drive to the top of the highest cliff and drive off for no good reason. My ascent was interrupted by a man in the driveway yelling at his wife. Apparently they were having a lover's quarrel and she was busy throwing all of his clothes and belongings out of the bedroom window into the driveway.
The gentlemen didn't seem at all surprised when a black guy with blood all over his basketball uniform stepped out of the horribly smashed (and bloody) Lincoln. Instead he told me he was sick of this shit and wanted a ride to the golf course. Hm yeah ok get in. During the ride he was telling me something but I was too busy driving down the side of the cliff side trying to keep the car from flipping over to pay attention.
He thanked me for the ride and invited me to play golf with him... Sure why not, YOLO right? So there I was, Franklin in full basketball gear teeing up for my very first game of golf. I ended up +3 after nine holes, not bad at all for first timer! I got back into my beat-up car to get back to whatever I was doing... What was it anyway? I couldn't find the way out of the parking lot and accidentally drove into the golf course. It was really fun driving my car as fast as I could through the rolling hills of the well-kept course, obviously I couldn't resist running over as many golfers as possible. I wondered if I could find and run over the guy I just played golf with... Maybe I already did... These white-boys, they all look alike right?
Inevitably the police were called and we had a pretty outstanding chase and shoot out on the green of hole 6. While watching the death animation it bugged me that for some reason media coverage isn't included in this game. You would think once a chase/killing spree lasted long enough news vans and helicopters would start coming to scene of the crime... Oh well, maybe GTA6.
Woke up at the hospital, stabbed the first person I saw ... with a crowbar. Stole a car and proceeded to drive aimlessly on the sidewalk.
What was I doing again?
I recently read this article by Charles Salmon (@BeardsandPixels) which made me think.
Returning to Super Metroid recently, Charles found the experience too obtuse. He wonders, were games really this difficult before, or have we just grown soft? Looking at the variety of games available today, he's come to a conclusion that may just surprise you.
Read more: Are Video Games Getting Easier?
While much of the clamor in the video gaming industry is all about the next-generation Xbox. The last wave for 360’s greatest games is still getting some buzz. Recently, indie game publisher Majesco Entertainment launched its critically-acclaimed game Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine for the 360. Although indie games are finally gaining grounds in terms of exposure and accolades, big publishing companies such as Valve and Ubisoft still rake in the money in terms of sales and popularity. With this, here are some my most-anticipated games for the Xbox 360.
Read more: Top Upcoming Xbox 360 Games
DRM stands for Digital Right Management. It's something game developers care a lot about as it pretty much means "what we are doing to fight piracy." Usually DRM gets really bad publicity on techie news sites. Generally DRM hurts paying customers as much as it hurts pirates. Sometimes it hurts paying customers more, (i.e. Assassin's Creed 2, SimCity, and Diablo 3). However I recently found out DRM can be done right.
Read more: DRM for Fun and Profit
Destructoid reports that Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson is pushing for stronger single player "story mode" in Capcom's fighting games.
The strategic marketing group here has for quite a while been pushing for our fighting franchises to have more and better single player content, of which full fledged story modes are one component. How and when those requirements manifest in our future roadmap, I'm not prepared to speak about at this time.
Read more: Fighting Games, Single Player Mode: No Thanks
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