Archive for the ‘Games’ Category
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post that you might consider “mildly critical”, discussing the brand new Games for Windows Live web-based store, and the countless ways in which it fell apart as soon as you looked at it.
Today, I went to look at their site again, as they have Deus Ex on sale, and, while it is a 10 year old game, and I already have it, I was interested in seeing if they’d opened up the store for people outside America and the UK yet. (more…)
Once again, Microsoft “relaunched” Games for Windows Live, either gambling that if they keep relaunching the same thing, eventually everyone will just give up and start using it, or perhaps that if they keep relaunching the same thing, eventually everyone will just give up and buy an XBox 360 instead. I don’t know. But it is really getting ridiculous.
Unlike the last time it “relaunched”, however, this time it actually has a new feature as well: it is now possible to view (and use) their store from a browser, or so they claim. And what’s more, games can now, apparently, be bought using money, actual human currency, rather than imaginary Microsoft Points.
In practice? Not so much. (more…)
Just over a month ago, I handed in my Masters Thesis. All that’s left now is an oral defense of it one of the next weeks. So what happens then? I suppose I should find a job. A few people have asked if I am going to do a PhD, but I don’t think so. I think I’ve had enough of academia for now. It was fun while it lasted, but I think it’s time to try something different. (more…)
I’m sorry. This isn’t going to be pretty. (more…)
… this comes along.
At Comic Con, if you commit “an act of lust” with an EA booth babe and take a picture, you could win dinner with said babes, as well as a great big pile of prizes related to the upcoming Dante’s Inferno. That’s right, the babes won’t just get the standard behavior and awkward advances — if someone is really obnoxious, they get rewarded for it, and then you get to see them again socially!
What absolute moron came up with this? And how did everyone else who had to sign off on it not realize what a terrible idea it is?
I must say I’m disappointed in EA. This is just giving both the games industry and gamers a bad name, in addition to giving their own employees even more crappy behavior to deal with in a job that already exposes them to plenty of it.. That kind of misogyny just isn’t cool.
Well, at least the reactions are encouraging. Let’s see how they try to wriggle out of this PR disaster.