Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Mods, Skyrim and GTA V

Last year, the game studio Bethesda released the remastered edition of their popular Open-world Game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, which many fans welcomed even though more than a few jokingly pointed out that there were Mods that greatly improved the game graphics better than a remastering could.

When Nintendo finally revealed their new game console the “Switch” the game they decided to showcase was… Skyrim.

Now, during this year’s E3, and as part of their support of their VR System, Sony announced Skyrim VR. Classic skyrim, but being able to play it with a VR set.

Why is a 6 year old game still getting so much support?

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Opinion: Let’s talk about D.Va’s police skin

Blizzard, as part of their attempt to bring new life to their addition to the MOBA genre Heroes of the Storm, has launched what they call “Nexus Challenge 2.0”, an event that gives players rewards for playing the game with friends.

Said rewards also unlocks content for Overwatch, which includes a legendary skin for the character of D.Va

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Opinion: The Comics Pendulum

When it comes to american comics, there are two big publishers: DC Entertainment and Marvel Comic, more commonly reffered as “The Big Two”. Continue reading Opinion: The Comics Pendulum

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Opinion: Why Tracer Matters

It is official. Blizzard actually followed-up on their word from one year ago and confirmed one of the characters of the highly popular Overwatch was indeed part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

That character is Lena Oxon also known as Tracer. And this is a pretty big deal.

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Opinion: The Importance of saying “Your Son”

Among the many news to come out of San Diego Comi-Com there is the trailer for the highly anticipated “The Lego Batman Movie” spin-off of the highly succesful “The Lego Movie”.

The trailer in question (that i am going to post after the cut) introduces Dick Grayson and show us him meeting Batman for the first time and becoming his sidekick

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Opinion: “Social Commentary” is not a shield for shitty writing.

Spoilers for Orange is the new Black Season 4.

Social Commentary may be one of the oldest ideas creators have tried to use their stories to express to their audiences. Star Trek is a perfect example of a TV Show explicitly created to be a platform for the writers to do this very thing, using the setting to deal withthe problems of the time such as, but not limited to, the cold war, racism and abuse of power.

I say this because, despite what some people may want to say, stories are rarely “just stories”. More often than not, stories are a way for the writer to express their ideals and beliefs, to try to send a message across. Trying to contextualize a problematic in a way that the audience is able to learn and understand may be one of the hardest things for a writer to do.

Sometimes, the writers just pulls-in whatever is trending and try to pass it as a respectful depiction of a sensible topic.

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Opinion: Legend of Zelda and female Link

Last year’s E3 gave us a trailer to the newest title in the popular “Legend of Zelda” series. While the reception of the trailer was extremely positive, what took the most out of everyone, either on excitement or negativity, was the notion that Link looked oddly feminine. That, added to some poorly worded words from the director of the game, Eiji Aonuma (related to a “lost in translation” moment) rumors about the possibility of a female link, or even a playable Zelda, exploded. It was a pretty big deal the mere posibility that a Zelda game would allow you to play as a girl, either a female version of Link or as Zelda herself.

Of course, Eiji Aonuma later rectified what he said and confirmed that this was indeed a male Link. Like always. (altough, it should be noted that the headcanons of Trans Link saw an increase around this time). Continue reading Opinion: Legend of Zelda and female Link

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Opinion: There was no reason for having Peter be Spider-Man

Back when the Spider-Man franchise had been officially confirmed as being introduced into the MCU, there was a lot of discussion on wether it was going to be, yet again, Peter Parker as Spider-Man or, after a total of five movies, Marvel was going to give the title to another character, namely Miles Morales.

(Update: since writing this, It has been revealed they were not whitewashing Ganke Lee. However, the movie DOES have a character who fills Ganke’s only for Peter, so my statement remains the same: They are giving Peter Miles’ supporting cast)

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Opinion: Videogames are in a Shifting Point

Two years ago, if you had told anyone that the latest title of Electronic Art’s popular series Battlefield (and EA’s way of appealing to the Call of Duty market) would be set in World War 1, as oppose to, like other titles in the series and plenty of FPS overall, some by the numbers current setting that tries desperately to play it safe, they would probably not believe you. And why whould they? in the last decade FPSs have been more and more homogenous and more of an excuse to sell people a multiplayer game with increasingly shorter life-span and where the main concern is appealing to focus groups. Continue reading Opinion: Videogames are in a Shifting Point

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Opinion: “progressive” writers, an animated show is more progressive than you

At this point, you may have heard of the whole backlash against a seies of so-called “progressive” shows after they started to simultaneously kill their minority characters (mostly the ones who qualified for LGBT+ representation) in a way that would make you think thewriters and producers had had a secret meeting in where they agreed to do this together, if only because that is slightly more believable than the sad truth that the writers decided to throw their minority characters to the side to give the spotlight to the “straight, white) hero or pretend they were “mature” via shock value.

While it is not a trend that affect LGBT+ characters exclusively but PoC characters, too, I am going to focus on the former for this article. I am not ignoring their particular struggle and the problems they have, just not addressing it just yet Continue reading Opinion: “progressive” writers, an animated show is more progressive than you

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