I have been playing with the Nintendo Switch for 5 days, and I love the way the system is presented. However, using it for a few days, I’ve noticed some issues that might have caused me to wait before dropping so much money on a 1st generation Switch system.
Hopefully we can find a solution to most of these issues.
Gender politics in gaming is usually a topic I would avoid, but some of the online reactions I’ve witnessed to Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 are leaving me genuinely curious about the state of gaming and activism. This is a potentially toxic topic, but I’m still honestly asking: Why might it be a bad thing if some games are made and marketed specifically for men?
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I focus a bit more on traditional headphones and monitors, so when Trisha Hershberger stopped by my office with a pair of gaming headsets, it was a fun experiment for me to compare two different headset solutions from Kingston and Creative.
Hyper X Cloud II or Creative Evo ZXR? Let’s BATTLE!
The team at RealmPictures created a live action first person shooter with graphics, a Duke Nukem voice for the main character, hordes of zombies, weapon upgrades, and a killer boss battle. All of this streaming live, with game play controlled via random strangers shouting commands on Chatroulette.
It looks like this would have been a really fun project to work on, and the responses from people playing are hilarious.
I really want to jump into a pages-long, old-man tirade about what video gaming was like when I was a kid. When the “bits” of a console were single digit. When playing a game meant punching in a cartridge and pressing the power button. Where instead of waiting for updates to download, the worst “tech support” we’d need to perform was blowing out some dust from the tray. But I digress…
Redditor Kadjar posted yesterday about an infuriating aspect of modern day gaming, the fact that we don’t own our games in quite the same way we used to with cartridges and discs. Instead we have an account, and our games are attached to that account. Kadjar’s Playstation Network account was compromised, and he woke up to $600 in fraudulent charges and the discovery that his PS4 was no longer attached to his account. Someone else had all his stuff and racked up some huge bills.