While Screenshots of Despair come from various sources (ahem, Windows), I’ve found quite a few gaming gems in the mix.
8 more behind the cut…
A brand new episode of the HCF Podcast is now up for your listening pleasure! Do you like video games? Do you like swearing? Do you like hearing people swear while discussing video games? Then, boy, have we got an episode for you!
In this episode, Chris and I discuss Far Cry 4, Far Cry 3, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, and Don’t Starve… cuz, we’re super awesome at keeping things current.
Just happened upon this trailer today and I must say the game looks pretty promising. I’ve been hankering for a creepy, noir-ish, 3-rd person mystery game.
The good folks at BioWare have made all of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s tavern songs available for free download. The download also includes sheet music, so you can try your hand at a tune or two. If you do, be sure to enter the Fan Celebration Contest with your recording – or video, or fan art, or what have you. I wonder whether they’d accept some slash…. Hmmmmm…
P.S. Here is everyone’s favorite song:
Over the last year, we’ve seen a lot of talk (and controversy) around women and video games, as though their presence in the industry or even as consumers is something new and notable. It’s hopefully no surprise that women have been playing – and making – games for about as long as they’ve been commercially available, introducing many of today’s current gamers to what has become their lifelong passion. One such gamer is games journalist Gerard “HipHopGamer” Williams, whose grandmother played a pivotal role in creating the man, the gamer, and the brand that Gerard is today.
HipHopGamer was kind enough to chat with me about his grandmother, her influence, and his advice to anyone interested in finding and pursuing their passions.
I’ve heard you talk about your grandmother a bit before – how passionate she was about games, how influential she was to your own passion for games – could you give a little background on her? What kind of woman was she?
My grandmother was an amazing woman, man. She was very talented. She played the piano. She sang. And, obviously, she played video games. I’m basically a product of that. You know what I’m saying?
When I first started dating my now-wife, she forced me to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer under the bold claim that it was the “best television series, ever.” Season 1 is sometimes cringe-worthy with the monster-of-the-week plots, but stick with it. Angel is a drag. Riley is a doofus. Don’t get me started on the Initiative. Will that season with Dawn ever end? I miss the old Willow. More like Worst Evil, amirite? So, did I like Buffy? Are you kidding? My wife was right. You have to watch it.
I put 93 hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition, almost exactly how many hours it takes to watch all of Buffy. Was it worth it?