“Now you’re playing with power!”
Or so the kids of 1989 thought when this (then) futuristic piece of gaming tech came on the market. Featured in the film The Wizard and on the cover of Nintendo Power magazine (where even the mighty Macho Man Randy Savage had one) the Power Glove looked like it had come straight out of the year 2000, it was the ultimate tool for any Nintendo game player.
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The character creation tools afforded in many games are a funny thing. They can be unbelievably complex, and players can and often do devote full hours of time fine-tuning the perfect intrepid hero (or horrific monster) out of the numerous sliders, style choices and tweaks that alter the facial and body features of their player-character. It’s one of the defining tropes of the RPG genre.
Yet for all that creativity and time sunk into making your own character, once the game actually starts that huge amount of attention is often inconsequential. In some games, like Bloodborne, you rarely even see your character’s face after all of that effort. In the best cases character creators build a connection between the player and their avatar, but it never goes further than that. Other characters in the games you play never have anything to say about your character’s appearance, whether they have the chiseled features of a Greek statue or the twisted figure of a del Toro monster. It’s all the same to the inhabitants of Skyrim’s Tamriel or Fallout’s American Wasteland. It’s a small, forgivable but ever-present gap in video game logic.
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We’re now two full weeks into January, and if you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I have two things to say. One: DUDE. How can you have waited so long??? And Two: we’ve kept our mouths shut about spoilers for well over three weeks now and if you get spoiled, it’s not our fault anymore.
That being said, one of the blogs I follow, The Legion of Leia, run by epic geek Jenna Busch, has just managed to do something amazing for geek girls everywhere.
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For all the Rick and Morty stuff that I’ve been writing about, you’d think I’d at least have something on the new season… And I still don’t, but here’s something you didn’t know you needed until right now.
Continue reading Rick and Morty Star in New Pokemon-Style Game and Dota 2!!!
As high tech as the new PS4 and XBox One systems are, it’s sometimes nice to just kick back with something more historical. That retro based gaming sensation is certainly one of my pleasures and it would appear I am not the only one with love for the retro gaming reviews on YouTube and Steam created games, having a very 80s feel to them with graphics and content.
Now one of the original heavyweights of the golden age of gaming, Coleco has stepped up yet again to announce the release of a new console with a very familiar feel to it. The new console called Coleco Chameleon is a sleek, cartridge based system similar to the Sega Genesis from back in the 90s. The look of it is both retro and futuristic all at the same time. Coleco explains the reasoning behind the creation of the console;
Continue reading Coleco Chameleon: Classic Gaming Company Coleco Making Retro Based Cartridge Console