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The Fanboy Mentality: Exclusives Do and Don’t Matter

Next-Gen Controllers

This post started out as a “top-5-games-of-the-console-generation” type thing, list and all. I solicited a discussion from my friends on Facebook to help me process the topic. I mean, after 8 years, there are a lot of games that could fill the top 5 of this sort of list. My goal was to compare my own thoughts with those of my friends and scores on Metacritic, compile a list of 5 worthy titles, and then write about them. Well, something happened in the midst of that discussion. I realized something was coloring the discussion, something that I never really thought to fully explore: the effect of console bias.

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rand() thoughts – What I Want for Gaming’s Future: Part 3

Tomb Raider (2013)

I think I’ll get right to the good stuff this time: I am an African-American male in my mid-twenties. Why are so many of my favorite games headlined by either every-man white dudes with brown hair or tough-guy white dudes with no hair? This next console generation needs to give us more variety in character designs – especially when it comes to women.

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rand() thoughts – What I Want for Gaming’s Future: Part 2

Journey

If there is one thing about modern gaming that pretty much solidifies video games as a form of art, it would have to be the unique quality of highly interactive storytelling. There are few other forms of art that can achieve the same level of participation without altering the base work, and like many other forms of visual art, the experience is often what is most important. For this next generation of games, I want to see virtual storytelling evolve…

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rand() thoughts – What I Want for Gaming’s Future: Part 1

Next-Gen Controllers

We all know that fancy high-definition graphics and innovative game play are going to be present in spades, but I want to discuss some the things we tend to take for granted. That is, if we even bother to think about them at all. If we want the future of video gaming to continue to be fruitful and exhilarating, I think we all – gamers and game makers alike – should remember that we need each other. So, show some RESPECT…

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rand()thoughts: Fantasy Roster, Part 2

We had a visit from FEMA today (Friday), and I got sidetracked afterward with a Yu-Gi-Oh! session. In any event, here’s another E3 inspired rand()thoughts special! There are several rather big titles to be showcased at E3 this year, and

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