Author: Jim

Reviewing The Corruption In the Game Industry

In this post, I decided instead of looking at a specific video game, I decided that I would look at gaming news sites, specifically at their dirty reviewing practices.

Video game news sites. I almost laugh when I say it because it’s terrible (or at least the reviews are anyway). In theory, it’s a great idea. We gamers, have an almost insatiable appetite for previews and interviews with developers for upcoming game we are excited for. We watch their streams during big events and conventions like the PS4 debut, E3, and TGS. Most importantly and disturbingly, we use their reviews as justification to buy games we are on the fence about buying.… Read the rest

Speed Running, A blossoming approach to playing games.

A little over a year ago, I found myself glued to my monitor for a week. I was watching an event called AGDQ, or Awesome Games Done Quickly. AGDQ, is a week+ long marathon for speed runners playing games. While people watch the speed runs they are encouraged to donate to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. As incentives to donate they raffle off prizes during every game and donators can put their money towards additional challenges for the speed runner or naming a game file a particular name. AGDQ takes place during the first or second week of January. This year the marathon raised $448,423.27 and played 128 games.… Read the rest