It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write an editorial piece for this site.
Firstly, I hope you like the redesign. Scrubbing up the site and giving it a more modern look is something that’s been on the cards for a while now. Whilst the old green tinged site did the job, I wanted the site to at least look professional, even if my thoughts and rants weren’t.
So there I was just sitting there playing the Titanfall beta when it dawned on me just how under-represented I am in video games.
It’s pretty shocking really. I’ve been playing video games for thirty years and yet the industry seems to have forgotten that I exist.
I can’t recall any video game in recent years where you get to play as a slightly over-weight forty-three year-old man, continuously hassled by his two small children and worried about the size of his prostate.
I’m sure that there are plenty of us out there.
If games are to grow up and be considered art, such blatant exclusion really doesn’t move the industry forward.
I’m back from an extended break part due to moving house, part due to getting wound-up by Telstra, and the rest down to having a break over Christmas. Things are getting back to normal, but first I’ve got to get something off my chest. I apologise as it’s a bit wordy and I doubt Telstra will be happy if I use their logo on what is effectively a rant.
This is a tiny little post as I’m too busy at the moment to write anything meaningful on this here site. Between other things I ‘m currently working on a piece about the weekend’s EB Expo that I’ll be putting up on here later this week.
Right now I’m concentrating on getting some shit together for Shanethegamer.com and Techday.com. I’ve got about a hours worth of interviews to transcribe, most of which were with North Americans- who can fit about five hundred words in a minute. Continue reading Week in review: let the games begin→
This is the first E3 that I’ve not actually followed ‘as it happened’. With the launch of two consoles and the amount of media coverage I wasn’t missing out by not staying up all night to watch a few glitzy presentations. Besides, my Twitter feed was full of media peeps all tweeting exactly the same thing.
It’s been almost a year since my move from New Zealand to Australia and honestly say that my feet have hardly touched the ground. It all a blur; a whirlwind of games, events and previews. I’ve never written as much as I’ve done in the past year and things show on signs of abating.
On the review pile at the moment I’ve the DC Comics inspired beat ’em up Injustice: God Among Us, Namco Bandai’s Star Trek and Techland’s Dead Island: Riptide.
I’ve also a few bits of DLC that I need to talk about at some point, namely The Tyranny of King Washington DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 and all those lovely bits of DLC for the most excellent Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I also need to drop some words about the Fuse and Grid 2 hands-on previews that I attended last week.