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PAX East kicks off the spring/summer collection of video gaming conventions. Now, its highly doubtful things will get as hyped up as last year via Xbone and PS4. But one can hope that there is more actual substance to this years announcements, game demos, etc. “Next-gen” consoles are great and all but there are very few titles on either and many of the large triple-A titles that garnished most of the hype still aren’t out. Basically less media PR buzzspeak and more actual digital meat please. Read More→
This weeks post is going to be a little weird and quite short. Don’t worry there is TONS for you to read. First there was almost nothing worth reporting on in video gaming news. Lots of little tidbits of meh, a couple of trailers, etc. I’ll just save that all for next week because it reduces the amount of work I have to do.
Second, Blizzard has released a bunch of patch note stuff for the 6.0 patch that leads into WoD. My first impression is mixed at best as I try to wrap my head around the direction they want to take the game. They’re clearing going for an experience that’s potentially less frustrating when chaotic and even just less chaotic period. But how the removal of so many defining elements will mesh together will determine how the game will play, especially in PvP (almost a million times over in PvP, this might as well be a PvP revamp expansion with the information they’ve released so far). At a certain point if everything is easy for everyone then everyone is good and no one is great. That is not a game worth playing.
Here is the Blizz link and here is the MMO-Champion link. I find the MMO-Champion colors to be less bad for my eyes but the information is the exact same. The changes are legion and likely to spark A LOT of discussion around the WoW community. Opinions are going to range across the spectrum from “zomg WoW is dead” to “best versions of WoWs evar”. Keep in mind this is alpha which is subject to change and the masses won’t really get their hands on stuff until beta. At which point we will actually see how their changes stand up to the manipulations of the masses.
How come someone hasn’t made a MOBAMMO yet. It’s certainly enough of a mouth full of a genre and you put the two most commonly defaulted to game types together and you’ve got complete success. Alright, so automatic success might be a bit much but persistent MOBA might actually be awesome. Constantly active creeps give the world a sense of conflict that’s absent in all MMO’s even though most go for some kind of “the world is at wary war war”. Anyways, enough silliness, on with more silliness. Read More→
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Blizzard’s one of those companies that tends to make noise only on rare occasions, such as Blizzcon. But for some odd reason March is quickly becoming the “what has Blizzard done now” month. Sure Titanfall launched but meh unless your world begins with F and ends with S and sure Dark Souls II launched and while people are enjoying it the game isn’t the beauty displayed in early previews simply because its only the console version so far. Though, to be fair to consoles, the media material might simply be a cause of false advertising yet again. But back to Blizzard, there’s news about almost every single IP this week alone and RoS is due out near the end of the month with D3′s AH shutting down next week. Read More→
Comment spam is having a down week apparently. Only 12 bots posted useless shit. Though it could have just been 1 bot posted 12 useless things. Either way that’s a marked decreased from last week and a piddle in the pond that is 831 comments marked as spam. Ever since the one Russian bot posted porn spam on the forums everything has been in relative lock down. Sure the server and site are about as secure as your loved ones private parts, sorry about that btw, but there’s not a whole lot of reason to even invest bot cpu cycles on poor little old NGD site. Anyways it amuses me that the spam numbers continue to rise, now on with a watery selection of gaming whatsawhosit. Read More→
Technically it’s still winter for awhile and, in places like the great white north, there’s going to be snow and cold weather for quite some time. But in video game terms the great winter freeze is coming to an end and all the top end developers are lining up their games for release. March will see a whole host of big releases including RoS and ESO. Hopefully more than one or two games manages to impress and we’re not left holding our genitalia, especially if you’re outside your home for some reason. The police don’t like people like you! Read More→
Every once and awhile I sell out for oodles of cash and free poutine. Today I proudly bring to you the fantastical, awe inspiring Twitch stream of DropTheMichael, aka Trebek, aka modern day Casanova and lover of fine things. Sure he can’t seem to figure out his sound and yes there are cameo’s by someone with skill, a drunk viking and a belligerent manchild. But he’s a clearly starving artist who is diligently pursuing the fine art of internet video game streaming…you know, when it strikes his fancy or he remembers to actually turn it on. There’s suppose to be a shame stream of pain this very night at 7est. My suggestion is to show up, watch for a couple of mins, shake you’re head when its obviously not a pokemon or LoL stream, say something highly offensive (I recommend a mix of swear words, racial slurs, and something homophobic) and then leave. Read More→
The internet is kind of the lifeline to gaming. Sure there are offline games or at least games that have offline modes. But digital purchases are the norm now and most games require at least an initial online registration etc etc, blah blah. Well along comes Comcast, widely considered one of the worst ISP’s in the US, looking to buy Time Warner Cable. The US btw having some of the “worst” QoS and speeds as far as internet goes amongst first world countries. Worst IS comparative there. Internet in the US is by no means terrible, except where there isn’t any of course, when ranked up against say the internet of a decade ago.
Anyways, Comcast, the provider of shit internet, who constantly says they can’t afford to upgrade the infrastructure they say no one wants upgraded anyways, apparently has $45 billion laying around for the purchase of Time Warner Cable. The focus now goes to Washington where lobbyists and the revolving door will kick in. The previous Comcast/NBC meager saw the head of the FFC, who oversaw and agreed to the meager, take a paid job at Comcast immediately after stepping down.
I could go on and on about the potential ills of the deal or about old school telco’s and the practices but I’ve said enough I think. There’s also a whole piece to be said about the illusion of the “free market” when it comes to ISP’s and how large ones like Comcast influence the writing of bills to make local competition illegal BUT!!!! You likely didn’t come here for any of that. So here is a bunch of news about video games with pretty trailers and stuff! Read More→