This brings me back to those dusty magazines I mentioned earlier. They're important as a source on gaming in the mid-00s. They're also a memento on how I felt about games as a 13-year-old. Austin Walker, co-founder of Waypoint and Friends at the Table, wrote a piece for ROMChip called "The History of Games Could Be a History of What Play Felt Like." He argues that blogs, let's plays and guides are key for capturing what play actually means to people, which is a crucial aspect of their history. After all, a game can have very different connotations in different contexts, as Carly explained to me: "Children playing in grade school chess tournaments in 1997, for example, are having a very different experience and doing something quite different from the experience Margaret of Anjou [Queen of England in the 15th century] had playing chess." … [Read more...] about Who gets to write video game history?
This character, named 'Sir Roderick Ponce Von Fontlebottom the Magnificent Bastard', is voiced by John Cleese. It's a surprisingly great bit of casting in a game that wastes Nathan Fillion as a whining bully who doesn't get any jokes. Meanwhile, Cleese here gets to play Basil Fawlty with a monocle and morion helmet. He's also armed with a blunderbuss named Mirabelle, which he demonstrates by shooting up any of the local heathens who earn his displeasure. He's great. … [Read more...] about Great moments in PC gaming: Debating John Cleese in Jade Empire
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The remake of the decade-old action RPG was announced earlier today on a livestream celebrating the game's tenth anniversary. Whilst Platinum Games isn't involved in the upgrade - that's being led by Toylogic - Takahisa Taura, who worked as the senior game designer on Nier: Automata, is reportedly involved (thanks, Siliconera). … [Read more...] about “Upgraded” Nier Replicant announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One