It has been almost four seasons since I came into possession of a key, a portal, into another land. At first I explored fleetingly, a few steps at a time, then deeper, until my sense of reality became hazy. I would look at my soft pink hands on this side of the looking glass and wonder, where are the calluses from gripping sword and shield? Where are the scars from fighting for my life against wolves, bears and trolls? But now the pull is upon me, the desire for stinging snow storms on my face, for danger, plunder and glory. There are still dragons to be killed, disputes to be settled, and tales now of vampiric lords hunting at night, and vampire hunters armed with strange new weapons stalking them in turn.
Before I go into the top of the world, nary to return, allow me to leave you with these parting words. This weeks Wednesday cap.
Here’s the interesting, not so interesting and slightly unusual game news from the last week. I hope reading this helps you rehabilitate from having your mind completely blown by the Dark Knight Rises this weekend past; which is, in case you’re unaware, the greatest movie of all time. Also, Anne Hathaway just... kills it, absolutely kills it with her Catwoman, she was magnetic. Yes, I might be in love.
Also Quakecon's on this Friday, and while there's no major announcements planned, it's always good for a few morself of upcoming game info, we'll have some for you next week.
Last week was that magical event called San Diego (Spanish for ‘a whale’s vagina’) Comic Con and within 24 hours of starting the event proved that this is the show. Forget your E3’s, your GDC’s and TGS’s, Comic Con is where you really learn about games. All the things we expected to be at E3 have shown up at Comic Con.
I’m planning on fulfilling a lifelong dream and taking my family to Comic Con next year, this year’s show proves to me this is in no way a stupid idea. The amount of information out of Comic Con, just on games, is immense. Let’s review shall we.
It’s very cold outside (well it might be for you, but where I am its stinking hot in winter, furnace of hell in summer) but this is considered, in movie terms, the summer blockbuster period. Not so much for games though. It’s more a time for quiet reflection and trying out the odd movie game that looks okay like Amazing Spiderman.
This week we begin with a little movie game news for a future summer release that might excite you.
I’ve been suffering a little bit of a malaise this year, kind of a combination of commitments weighing too heavily on me and feeling a little old. In short I was getting a little tired of the old gaming. It was starting to feel like another commitment, and I’m way too lazy to increase my all ready full plate. If an activity is not enjoyable or not required, I’m unlikely to do it.
Then, on my son Cameron’s recommendation, I read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It’s a novel about, amongst other things, gaming. It's not too much a stretch to say it's probably the best representation of the idiosyncrasies of gaming in fiction ever put to paper.