Videogames highlights - May 2017

September 6, 2017 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Lately there is a lot of chit chat about Nintendo, and not just for the commercial performance of the new Switch console (about which I hope to write a post soon). After all the Japanese company boasts a history like very few other players of the gaming business can match, and let’s not forget the missed opportunity of the Nintendostation and the potential parallel universe without a Sony PlayStation that could have stemmed from the machine. Nintendo’s censoring behaviour against unofficial “tributes” and fan games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2D is also the same, just like the corporation ability to treat its most passionate fans - at least the ones paying for the software and not using emulators - in a much more human and sensitive way than many other companies.

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Videogames highlights - September 2013

October 16, 2013 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances The last months of 2013 look to be especially important as for the video game market evolution. The entire industry is in turmoil and not just for the upcoming debut of the new-generation home consoles, considering that “small” digital-only games sell 1 million copies while triple-A projects are split between the ones that (very relatively) flop or those breaking unprecedented sales records. Suddenly on-line services like the Diablo III Auction House aren’t the future of the universe anymore (to some degree), the PC gaming hardware is at the center of anyone’s interests and Half-Life 3 returns to be a game in development rather than a myth of the ancient Greek. Nay, Half-Life 3 is a lie (like the cake) and Valve is more interested in making hardware, software and controllers for the universe’s most stupid task: playing PC games on the couch. I’m crying.

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