Recent content by kaocrat

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    Jimquisition: Review Embargoes And Why They're Okay Sometimes

    There are a lot of things which should become standard practice across the board in terms of the formatting of game reviews. Somewhere near the top of the article there should be a section which discloses the hardware the game was reviewed on and maybe the circumstances in which it was reviewed...
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    Should Every Game Allow You to Choose Your Gender?

    I think the modern decoupling of sex and gender as separate things provides an opportunity to implement gender options in the laziest way possible. If you are a developer, just add a "male/female" selection option when the game starts, and then don't bother changing anything about the character...
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    Participate in a Survey About Gender Diversity in Video Games

    Not a well though-out survey. Filled it anyway. The "genres" category needs to be much much clearer. No "Adventure" category. Unclear on the difference between "Action" vs "Arcade". No Platforming category? No flight category? Seems like a "horror" or "survival/horror" category would make sense...
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    Mojang Joins Microsoft; Founders Notch, Carl, Jakob Leaving

    Here's hoping that someone builds a suitable Minecraft replacement. I'm sure the core Minecraft experience will remain intact for a long time, even with Microsoft at the helm, but my expectation is that one of the first casualties of the acquisition is going to be the openness and...
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    Review: Metroid Other M

    What drives me crazy about this is that it's making me realize how much of a Metroid nerd I actually am. I figured the game would probably turn out kind of stupid, based on what I saw in the interviews and trailers leading up to this, but I had no idea it would piss me off this much. I honestly...
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    The Escapist Presents: MovieBob Reviews: Watchmen

    I just find it fascinating and hilarious that they made Dr. Manhattan's wang proportionally larger in the movie than it is in the comic book. In the book it's got the "just went for a swim" look whereas the movie version definitely has some hang to it. Bearing in mind that Manhattan's body is...
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    The Escapist Presents: MovieBob Reviews: Watchmen

    Let's talk about the blue penis some more! Also - this movie was not a masterpiece, but its source material is. Also - the comic is "unfilmable" in the same way that the Sistine Chapel Ceiling is "unfilmable"; you could *totally* use all the ceiling panels as a storyboard and make a...