Video Games

A quick note about Video Games as Art

They are. I could leave it at that really but I think Jesse would find it hard to justify posting so minuscule an “article” to the site, so I think I’ll elaborate a bit more. I’ll be honest and say that I’m officially sick of having to argue whether games are art. Most of the people disagreeing with the idea are either snooty intellectuals who are afraid of having to admit that they are wrong or p...

Blizzard Is Hiring – Could YOU Be Creating The Next Hearthstone?

Blizzard have recently let out a call to arms, announcing that they have jobs available in multiple departments of their studios spread across the globe. Whether you’re a Graphic Designer, Writer, Software Engineer or Producer, Blizzard are looking for individuals who have the skills and interest to create new products, as well as to help maintain the ongoing games that are played by hundred...

Gamers– The Fickle Bunch

Gaming has long since been one of the greatest forms of socialization, though curiously with the introduction of better technology, games are evolving while gamers themselves are de-evolving. The further along video games progress, the further consumers seem to completely revert to a more primitive state. Very few cultures are as spiteful, serious, or hard to please as the video game culture. With...

Dragon Age Inquisition – How To Kill A Series

I was first introduced to BioWare in 2009 with the release of Dragon Age: Origins. I’d heard of Neverwinter Nights and Baldur’s Gate before, but my childhood was spent hunched over a computer in my family’s kitchen playing hour after hour of Age of Empires, so I’d never been able to experience BioWare’s games before. Initially I fell in love with the game, the combat ...

The Pipe Bomb #11: The Crossover Quarrel

It’s no stranger to us that movies being made into video games and vice versa is a common trend of making money. I mean, look at GoldenEye for the Nintendo 64, it was first a successful box office hit and two years later became the benchmark for FPS and multiplayer-based games. The latter is known as video game-based movies, where movies are made based off of a video game, like Doom, which s...

The Pipe Bomb #9: The Sarkeesian Revolution

“Get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich bitch.” -Average male chauvinistic online gamer If you’re like this, I’ve got some bad news. While females in games and the game industry are a rare gem to find, the gems end up turning around and want nothing to do with video games again. Now why are female gamers a rarity? While most women wouldn’t come within 10 feet of a ...

Last-Gen Report Cards: Activision

The scoring will be done using the same system JumpToGamer uses to rate games: 1-10  in .5 intervals. We will start each new company’s report card by listing some of their most notable games and then proceed to grade on the average quality of their games, grade on the number of worth while games they pumped out, rate them on any form of controversies they caused or faced last generation (the...

The Pipe Bomb #6: The Video Game Violence Theory

Tomb Raider, Call of Duty, Mortal Kombat, and Gears of War; What do all of these games have in common? They all perpetuate the loose theory that video games can cause real world violence. Most of this rubbish theory has been conjured up by right-wing hypocritical conservatives who wouldn’t know a fataility combo move if it were tattooed on the inside of their wrists. I for one am a proponent...

Are You A Video Game Completionist?

Do you explore for every Riddler trophy in Batman Arkham City? Do you try to achieve every trophy/achievement in your favorite game? Do you get the feeling to “100%” a LEGO game? If you’ve answered yes to any or all of these questions, you’re a video game completionist and that’s a-okay. I’m one of them too. While I’ve fully completed just a few games, I&#...

The Pipe Bomb #5: Fanboys

While it isn’t wrong to be a fan or support certain games, companies or even consoles in the video game industry, being a fanboy just takes brand warfare behind the woodshed and pulls an Old Yeller faster than The Flash. No matter where you go, whether it’s YouTube, Twitter, or out to your local game store, you’ll run into a fanboy or two along the way and just wish you could 12-...

Graphics versus Gameplay: Which Matters More?

Ever since I was a gamer, this question has been thrown around many circles and debated countless times. The question being: Which matters more to a video game…graphics or gameplay? When I was a child, I paid no attention to either major factor of a game, I just had fun with them, because back in previous generations, that’s what it was all about, even before companies started becoming...

The Gamer’s Guide To Expanding Your Collection

Many gamers like to show off. Whether its achievements, trophies, skills or our massive collections, we like to be the center of attention. For me, and many others, our collection defines us as gamers. While many like myself don’t have the collection of Michael Thomasson, we’re always looking for ways to expand our collections. While I have a very small scale collection, I pride myself...

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