So last week we talked about Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, which is basically the video game tie-in for Planet of the Apes. Well, it’s not, but Andy Serkis plays a monkey in both of them, and I thought it was funny last week, so I figured I’d try it again. 1,403 more words
Tags » Spec Ops: The Line
TL;DR – Why do we play First Person Shooters?, Why do we want to be a hero?, Can we understand?
Spec Ops: The Line was billed as a middle of the road shooter, which was released in 2012 to not much fanfare by its publisher. 3,487 more words
While four games might seem like a lot, I could probably—given time and patience I (probably happily, for your sake) do not have—expand this two-part post to every game I’ve ever played. 1,924 more words
The idea that games are escapist fantasies has been around for a long time. Before the technology to make games was so accessible to people, it may have been true. 1,897 more words
I’ve previously explored the concept of the escapist character and how they relate to the audience. Characters like James Bond and Indiana Jones are less about character arcs and relationships than they are about thrills and adventure—that is to say, escapism. 1,401 more words