When I first pitched the idea for this blog post to my sister she was like "that's because they are the underdog personified" and that sums it up quite nicely. In a very, very depressing way. The question I am asking is this: Why are resistance leaders so often portrayed as being female, or female … Continue reading The Face Of Resistance In Video Games Is (Often) Female and Black
Ubisoft published The Division and Far Cry Primal pretty much the same week and since I could not decide, I started to play both at the same time. I expected Tom Clancy's The Division to be much like another Ubisoft title I played and enjoyed, which was Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell -The Blacklist, and yep, … Continue reading Far Cry Primal vs The Division
There exist a multitude of articles on the web that analyse how video games make use of the classic hero's journey, as described by Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces. There is one article by Stephen W. Williamson in Relevant Magazin, dated March 7th 2005, that I myself found particularly interesting. In … Continue reading Making life count or Why no game needs a hero
Last weekend I realized that I haven't posted anything the past two months, but I do have the perfect excuse: Dragon Age Inquisition. If you haven't played it yet, by all means do. The story is beautifully written, the settings incredible, the dialogue options many and the characters both cliché and colourful. I especially loved … Continue reading Language!
Those moments when you realize you're in over your head. We've all had them. Here are my Top Ten. So far. 1. Jedi Knight II - It's all so fresh! That moment happened at the very beginning of the very first mission in Nar Shadaa, the famous Vertical City. It was the first PC game … Continue reading 10 Holy Sh*t-Moments in gaming
When I started studying I wanted to do an internship at LucasArts, didn’t care which department. I loved the games, be it the classic Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, the legendary Monkey Island or Jedi Knight. I remeber scouring the Website for fitting openings and fantasizing what it would be like, living alone … Continue reading My couch, my castle