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GTA: A Look Back

While browsing YouTube, I happened across this video detailing the history of Grand Theft Auto and I found it extremely interesting.

 

I never knew, thought, (or honestly cared) about GTA’s history but I found the video very informative. I actually played the old 2D versions for a few hours and they’re still entertaining. (http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto/)

But what do you all think about the media saying that it trains criminals and what not? do you think they have a point? Check out my other posts regarding video game’s effects on the mind.

 

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E3 Update: Day 2 in a Nut Shell

The day was relatively uneventful compared to yesterday’s excitement, but it did give us more information on the years games. We saw more information on games like Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell, but no real mind-blowing surprises like yesterday. I almost considered not posting today because of how difficult it is to follow last night.

Game Trailers Live Access confirmed that sentiment for PS4 has surpassed Xbox one, and showed Sony’s “screw you” to Microsoft here:

OWNED! Sorry Xbox, but PS4 has got you plain and simple.

Nintindo skipped their press conference but they did announce most of what the fans expected, but they still attempted to further the old franchises with the new Mario cart and new Donkey Kong but nothing huge. Nintendo, as per usual is still kicking because of these mainstream classics, but when will that cease to be enough?

Sorry that I’m at a loss, but like I said, yesterday blew my mind and today did nothing to come close!

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E3 Update: Ubisoft Conference

This Ubisoft conference showcased several games, many of them continuations of already established franchises. Each game offered us new look at Ubisofts ticket into the Next Gen era, most loved is Watchdogs and Splinter Cell. These games take the 21st century and advance it further with imagination. Gaming just got alot more immersive than previous consoles and games. There was also the release of a new just dance which is apparently going for yearly releases and names like most sports games.
There was more talk of the Xbox One taking over the TV and all. Although I’m not fan of this implementation of all this stuff from the gaming console. So many good games this year and not enough time to play them.
Many viewers on Twitter and Facebook have been complaining, but please don’t.

The Ubisoft surprise was amazing though! The Division just may have entered my to-buy list. It’s Watch Dogs mixed with Ghost Recon. This is Amazing!!!! Probably something being released next year. Look up the trailers and videos if you get the chance!

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Cinematic Gameplay

There are few games that strive to be near cinematic in gameplay and cut-scenes more than Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception. This was the first game I played on PS3 and still it’s one of my favorite games. The graphics are amazing, the storyline was epic, and the gameplay was well-oriented. It was quite the introduction to the PS3. What stuck most about the game was the general effect it left with me: The game gave the illusion that you were “Playing a movie” as I’ve heard it described. Throughout the game, the line between cut-scene and gameplay was blurred with film-like camera angles and effects.

This isn’t the only game that has utilized the cinematic gameplay. Since ’08, the Call of Duty franchise has been instituting more cinematic gameplay on their campaigns, making the games far more enjoyable than they have been in the past. Though I haven’t personally played it, I’ve heard that Battlefield 3 also has some dizzying gameplay; actually, in the trailer for Battlefield 4 showed ten minutes of gameplay that seemed like a movie. The games above are all highly successful, winning awards for their gameplay, graphics, music, and playability. It reflects quite well on the use of cinematic gameplay and I sense that their example will be followed far into the future. Battlefield 4, as I said uses it; I suspect that the rumored Modern Warfare 4 would use it, and (if it will exist) Uncharted 4 will most certainly use it.

These games are on my wish list and if any more games like that come up, I’ll be sure to check them out. You guys should suggest some in the comments. I’d be greatly appreciative.

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The Thing About Minecraft…

So to all you Minecraft lovers who can spend hours on end playing that game, I ask how? I got Minecraft for PC a few months ago and since then have developed a mild dislike for the game. For one, its utterly pointless. I prefer to have a game with a decent storyline, or in the case of Mnecraft, any storyline at all. To me, the lack of a goal means a lack of reasons for playing. I know that all you Minecrafters favor the “Pure Creation” of it, but I simply don’t see the point without a central plot. Don’t peg me as a hater just yet. I respect the franchise and the fact that Mojang created a successful game that has kept it’s popularity for years. That game simply not for me. Know what I mean? Try and convince me otherwise, I dare you!

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