Hell No, Videogames can’t make me be a Racist or a Sexist!
Though I think videogames do more good than bad, they have the potential to encourage negative stereotypes, and some games definitely do. My review of Grand Theft Auto V called it a flawed masterpiece, the flaw being the dull, stupid SexistBlogbsexism and cynicism weighing down the many, many things the game does brilliantly. There are also blatantly racist games like Call of Juarez: The Cartel, whose “racial stereotyping” was similarly cited by Gamespot as both “boring and … obnoxious” and whose tone-deaf treatment of race and even sex slavery earned it the #1 spot on this Top 10 List of racist games.
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New Xbox Chief Dishes on Microsoft, Gaming
Less than two weeks into his tenure as head of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming division, Phil Spencer makes it clear that he has big hopes for the future of the console gaming.
In a six-minute video interview with Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb, Spencer (pictured) offers some insight into his new role with the company, and what led him there.
Spencer launched his career in 1988 by landing an internship in Redmond as a programmer, developing software like early videos for Windows. But he got his big break a few years later, when Microsoft opened its gaming department, and asked him to lead Studio X.
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Amazon Fire TV: Gaming Good Enough for Non Xbox or Playstation Owners?
When Amazon released the Amazon Fire TV streaming video set-top box, they added a twist by including Android gaming with an optional $40 Fire Game Controller. Can the Fire TV compete with the big gaming consoles like the Xbox or Playstation? In a word, no! But the Fire TV is still good enough for those who don’t want to, or can’t afford to, pay hundreds of dollars for a game system. Fire TV owners get some nice entertainment options and most gamers will enjoy the variety and even quality of games thanks to hardware comparable to a high-end Android phone or tablet, but with a dedicated game controller.
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Why Logitech redesigned a beloved gaming mouse
It’s been five years since Logitech has completely redesigned its flagship gaming mouse, as much as 11 years depending on how you define the core design, so it was with immense care that they rolled out a replacement for their popular G500S.
The G502 Proteus Core tunable mouse hits stores this month, replacing the G500s with what Logitech product manager Chris Pate said is the best technology put into a mouse.
"It’s replacing the beloved shape of the G500s," he said. "It’s designed to feel good to people who have used the G500s, but to also improve the design.
"This is our flagship gaming mouse."
The biggest change that the Proteus brings to the market is a vastly improved 12,000 DPI sensor. The new component has zero sensor acceleration, smoothing, filtering or pixel rounding and can track movement at 300 inches per a second.
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Twitch Is Turning Into The Netflix Of Spectator Gaming
By all accounts, the world’s largest video network for gamers—and the lucrative arena of competitive gaming that it powers—is on a path to colossal growth.
Twitch, a social platform where users can watch, play, record and livecast gameplay, has historically been more associated with PC gaming due to the relatively closed ecosystems of consoles like the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. But in the brave new era of console gaming, that’s all changed—and it could spell big things (and bigger money) for the emerging world of video games as spectator sport.
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Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2: Revelations DLC Review
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 was a bit of a late bloomer. Not much happened in the first half of the game, and even in the latter half, the game only came into its own once there was more combat and less exploration. The story took some interesting turns by the end of the game too. And of course, good old Alucard showed up. Unfortunately, you couldn’t play as Alucard in Lords of Shadow 2, but his appearance drove the story into an exciting territory. However, you couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing with the way his character was introduced into Revelations DLC Reviewthe plot. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations, tries to fill in the blanks here.