Category Archives: VIDEO GAMES

CH-CHECK IT OUT: DEAD OF KNIGHT

Alright, I know this isn’t very professional, but I’m only going to do this once. I just finished my final project game today, and it’s up for download on indiedb.com. I’d like everyone who reads this to go check it out if they can, my team put a lot of work into it and it really shows when you play. You can check out the video in this post or just go straight for the download.  I’d personally like to give my thanks to my entire team, because if it wasn’t for all the hard work they all put in, none of us would be where we are today, and we wouldn’t have such an amazing game.

NINTENDO 3DS CONFERENCE DISCUSSION AND E3 FINAL THOUGHTS


The NUReviews for the Nintendo 3DS E3 2012 Conference is here! This time, we got FatMan!, Sameer, Brad, and former co-host of my old podcast, Elly! We also give our final thoughts on E3 2012!

RUSTLED JIMMIES: MISUSE OF SITES LIKE KICKSTARTER

Kickstarter, the website dedicated to helping people start up projects through volunteer backing, has grown in popularity since its launch in 2008.  The biggest Kickstarter project thus far, at least as known by this reporter, was Double Fine’s Kickstarter to back a good old fashioned adventure game that they couldn’t get a publisher for, which raised 3.3 Million dollars.

Kickstarter has seen a wide variety of projects, from up-and-coming indie game developers to artists hoping to get backing to help their art, but this by far is the worst use of it so far.  The user Anita Sarkeesian posted a Kickstarter project in hopes to raise money for her youtube show, I shit you not.  The project is titled Tropes vs Women in Video Games, and hopes to raise money for “production costs, equipment, games and downloadable content” and has reached far beyond it’s goal of $6,000 to a surprising $23,000 total.  On the surface it seems to be a good cause, the feminist movement has been going for many years, though sometimes the extremists can be overbearing in their cause and come off as overly antagonistic.  The issue here lies not in the cause, but with the means.  Anita Sarkeesian already has a previous feminist youtube show (see: http://www.feministfrequency.com/ ) that she’s produced, and she didn’t need $6,000 for that one, that’s for sure.  The bare bones fact for this is that she’s asking for $6,000 to buy video games, and while I admit that video games are expensive, most of them you can get for relatively cheap or free, cause lets face it, it’s very easy to get free video games in these days, and you don’t even have to start a bogus Kickstarter project to do so.  In the words of Peter Griffin, “That really grinds my gears.”

Source: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games