Finish the game? Lol wut?
As I was discussing video games with one of my co-workers, we both quickly realized that neither of us ever finish games. We both want to finish playing Darksiders before the sequel comes out, but we just can’t bring ourselves to finish it. I’ve noticed that some of my other gamer friends in college also have the same problem.
I’d like to call this problem the “premature gaming syndrome.” We start games and continue for about three weeks and then move on to something else. It doesn’t matter if it’s a great game or not, we can’t finish it. I’ve diagnosed the cause of the problem to be time. Having homework and juggling two jobs will definitely leave any gamer with zero time.
But I often wonder, can we blame this syndrome on our short attention spans? Are we doomed to suffer from short play forever? Will we have to resort to games like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope for the rest of our lives? Nay! I say we grab our controllers, take the problem by the cord and rip into these games. Brace yourselves, for summer is coming. We have much work to do.
EA takes notes, gives back access to gamers
Among all the recent flak lately about EA, I actually have good news about them. Their digital gaming store and platform, Origin, has been continually banning people from games that they’ve paid for. If you violate their terms of service (in this case that means talking shit in the forums) then they’ll ban you from the forums. Easy enough. But this also meant that multiple users were banned from multiplayer games as well. EA called it a glitch, but this little glitch continued on for almost a year.
I know some people take their shit-talking too far in the multiplayer world but it’s all part of the gaming culture (unfortunately). Very recently, EA has lifted this ban off of some of these users (kind of). These banned users are still banned from multiplayer mode but now they can play single-player mode offline. It’s ridiculous that it took this long for EA to respond to these issues. If I paid for a game, I’d better be able to play it. It’s great that people can play now without fear of gamers being assholes online, but no one deserves to have their full access taken away. It’s just wrong.
Free game time!
In the midst of crunching for finals, I’ve somehow been able to find a bunch of awesome free games. Procrastination does bring lucrative results, just not in the field that I expected. Until the semester is over, I’ll feature a game that’s up for download and free. With summer coming up, we could use some penny pinching (more money for Vegas).
This week’s game is called Tribes Ascend and it’s an FPS that’s set in the far future. To keep things short, it’s about an uprising of robots against humans. A scientist created robot slaves and thus they rebelled. It’s war, but that’s not what sets this game apart from every other FPS. The game has awesome guns, but it also has jetpacks. Yes, jetpacks! The trailer for the game advertises freedom of movement, and I can tell you it doesn’t lie. Fucking jetpacks. Just google this game and it’ll take you to the home screen.