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?
Continue reading Opinion: Mods, Skyrim and GTA V
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
Continue reading Opinion: Let’s talk about D.Va’s police skin
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
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
Continue reading Opinion: The Importance of saying “Your Son”
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.
Continue reading Opinion: “Social Commentary” is not a shield for shitty writing.
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
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
After Blizzard’s long held hype campaign for their latest game, Overwatch, with a focus on it’s colofurness as well as diversity of characters, it is not surprising that a community starving for a breath of fresh air from the tiring trend of the same-looking leading character in every AAA title in the last few years has embraced the creative designs overwatch offers. Continue reading Opinion: Overwatch & Porn
Warner Brother’s DCEU seems to be in an interesting moment right now with the polarizing Batman V Superman dividing the fanbase even more, the Suicide Squad movie being around the corner, Geoff Johns reportedly joining the creative process of this cinematic universe and a ton of rumors about possible movies.
The more recent of this developments has been the reveal that the Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot and to be set in World War I has a reported budget of $100 millions. To put it in perspective, Captain America: First Avenger had a budget of $140 millions. Likewise, Man of Steel had a budget of $225 millions, Batman v. Superman $250 millions and there are rumors that Suicide Squad is going to likewise be $250 millions.
I don’t think it is particularly hard to see a clear difference in the amount of funding those three movies got in comparison to Wonder Woman who, I shall remind everyone, is going to be the first high-profile Superhero movie starring a female lead. So, naturally, there are people who are concerned at Warner Brothers seeming lack of faith in this movie and how miniscule this budget is compared to the rest of the DCEU. Some feel Warner Brothers should have given the movie the $200 millions mark that is becoming common in Superhero movies (and other blockbusters, for that matter)
My opinion? Continue reading Opinion: Wonder Woman’s budget (And everyone elses)