Archive for posts tagged: Portal

3 Reasons Why Video Game Movies Suck

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There has been a lot talk of video game movies: Ubisoft have attached two Hollywood stars, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy, to their adaptations of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Depending on how you look at it, this is either exciting or excruciating news. We can only hope that these game adaptations will be better than the Hollywood attempts of the past. Read More »

Sexism Sells

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Ever since video games stopped using 8-bit spaceships and started using human characters, the portrayal of women has been pretty poor. Most female game characters fall into two patriarchal categories and although there have been notable exceptions along the long road, they’re few and far between. Despite the technical advancements and the maturity of the industry, mainstream games continue to churn out under-developed female characters that fall easily into these oppressive roles. Read More »

Are There Too Many Games Released Each Year?

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When I reflect upon the mighty 2011, it’s easy to see that this solitary year contained some of the finest months the gaming industry has seen in some time. Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted 3, and Zelda: Skyward Sword, alongside a cavalcade of others. Yet, while we like to sit back and revel in the joyous elation of Triple-A heaven, it raises one resonating question – Is having this many games within a twelve month period actually beneficial for the industry? Read More »

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