Focus Groups are Driving us into Oblivion

James posted on in Games, Reviews · 1 Comment »

No, not that Oblivion. I have to wonder how “marketing” efforts from 100 years ago would have stood up to today’s. People made things they thought people would like, they marketed them in ways they thought would appeal, and everyone went on their merry way. Today, we have focus groups,… Read More

Disclaimers and apologies

James posted on in Blog, Games, Jerks · 1 Comment »

I should probably put up a disclaimer regarding comments: Disclaimer: Anonymously posted flamebait will be summarily deleted. Moderation is in effect! Also, I should clarify my remarks on repetition and the titles I used as examples. I really liked Halo 3 and God of War 2. I just felt that… Read More

More on repetition and games

James posted on in Games, Life, Press, The Dishwasher · 1 Comment »

I just thought of another game that could’ve used more repetition: God of War 2. Granted, it was an amazing game with some crazy cool parts, but like Halo 3, some of the protagonist’s badassery was dampened by the fact that you would be thrust from one completely unfamiliar situation… Read More

Halo 3

James posted on in Games, The Dishwasher · 4 Comments »

Like most people out there (I hear) I got a copy of Halo 3. It’s a pretty sweet game, though, like others, I tend to think the single player experience skimped out a bit while still being pretty awesome. Of course, we all know that multiplayer is where it really… Read More