Earlier this week I was watching a friend play the game DLC Quest. This game seemed determined to embody many annoying aspects of games such as excessive back tracking, constantly needing upgrades, and requiring you to buy a DLC pack for even the simplest of things. My favorite parts were when the game poked fun at nonsensical happenings in games – a spiraling random encounter screen explained by the villain just as what ‘always happens’ when someone comes across him or the main character, called Player, refusing a side quest saying “I don’t even know you. Solve your own problems.… Read the rest
I was hanging out and watching some friends play Portal (and resisting the urge to grab the controller and do the puzzle for them). They were positioned between two portals so you could see Chell when one of their roommates walked in. He immediately said “Wow, she’s ugly” and wondered why someone would make a female character unattractive. He also said that if she doesn’t have nice tits she doesn’t belong in a game. Well then.
Thinking on that then segued into me thinking about when my sister and I would play Dead or Alive 3 together, a totally appropriate game for an eleven and eight year old to be playing mind you, which then morphed into me wondering if game developers knew how breasts worked.… Read the rest