This week’s What I’ve Been Reading is brought to you by the letter J. Or pretty much any other letter of the alphabet. Go ahead and choose one. I’m not picky. More
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2012 was the year that I finally got back into gaming in a big way, ditching my shitty laptop for a mid-range gaming PC. Suddenly, I found myself able to play the dozens of games I had missed over the past few years. I uncovered conspiracies in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I beat up thugs in Batman: Arkham Asylum. I stabbed Templars in Assassin’s Creed. But I also managed to play some games from 2012 itself. Here are some of the 2012 games I enjoyed the most, in no particular order: More
December 30, 2012
Business, Culture, Internet, Movies, Music, Television, Video Games Academy Awards, Billy Crystal, Bioware, Deltron 3030, Electronic Arts, Girls, Homeland, House of Lies, Mass Effect 3, No Doubt, Skyfall, Smash, Spec Ops: The Line, Todd VanDerWerff 1 Comment
Looking back at the year’s disappointments has become somewhat of a tradition for this blog (if you can count doing something for two years running as a “tradition”). While I’ve made a post about my favourite TV shows of the year, and I’ve got posts about my favourite music and video games of the year on the way, I think it’s worthwhile to remember some of this year’s disappointments. Some had the potential to be good but fell short. Others were just plain terrible. So without further ado, here are the ten biggest pop culture disappointments of 2012. More
December 16, 2012
Internet, Music, Super-nerdity, Video Games, What I've Been Reading 4chan, Botanicula, Catfish, Draw Something, Gravity Rush, Kim Jong-un, Mass Effect 3, Neurons, Pigeons, Pikachu, Pokemon, The Economist, Urine 1 Comment
Sorry for not updating the blog this week. Things got a little hectic in real life. I’ll try to get in a couple of updates next week, but I may not be able to post a What I’ve Been Reading entry, since I will be travelling. To a far and distant land. With magic and unicorns.
No unicorns for you this week, but there are catfish, a.k.a. the unicorns of the sea. “Who calls them that?” you ask. Me. And that’s all that matters. More
August 26, 2012
Books, Business, Celebrities Being Celebrities, Humour, Internet, Sports, Super-nerdity, Video Games, What I've Been Reading Brett Cohen, Darksiders II, Dirt Candy, Lance Armstrong, Mass Effect 3, Microsoft, Psy, Spec Ops: The Line, Steve Ballmer, Times Square, Tour de France, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Vigil Games, Xander Davis, YouTube 2 Comments
I’ve got 10 links for you this week. That’s right: 10. This ain’t your grandma’s What I’ve Been Reading.
March 18, 2012
I know I’ve been posting a lot about the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy lately, but I just had to link to this article, which explains that an angry Mass Effect 3 player has filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau regarding his disappointment with the game’s ending and what he perceived to be false advertising from people who worked on the game about said ending.
All I can say is: good luck with that, dumbass.
March 15, 2012
I’m a pretty easygoing guy: I might disagree with people, I might even make fun of those who disagree with me, but I’ll never deny anyone the opportunity to speak his or her mind on the Internet, regardless of how crazy that person may be. Sure, I’ve mocked the petition to change Mass Effect 3’s ending, but I still believe that people have the right to make a request for a new ending, just as Bioware has the right to decline that request (a right that the developer should probably exercise). Mass Effect 3 is still a hot seller; the worst that this petition has done is that it has hurt a few people’s feelings. No big deal.
But when words turn into real, tangible action, suddenly, they’re not so harmless anymore. The people behind the petition, known as the Retake Mass Effect movement, have started a campaign to donate funds to Child’s Play in order to bring positive attention to their efforts to get Mass Effect 3’s endings revised. Yes, you read that right: these people have started a charity fundraiser in order to deflect criticism of their ridiculous campaign. WHAT. THE. FUCK. It’s time for me to come out from behind the veil of satire. Brace yourselves for one of the angriest, most invective-filled tirades that I’ve ever posted on this blog. More