A deleted tweet by LeBreton, who worked on BioShock with egomaniac Ken Levine, who’s “winding down” his studio Irrational Games.
Irrational Games is most famous for overblown/overhyped games such as BioShock, and it’s third game, BioShock Infinite. The latter was probably not a big seller, and maybe didn’t break even. So to cut the losses, they’re letting Levine “wind down the studio” (aka shut it down), and sending over a 150 employees a pink slip or to relocate.
It’s pitiful that instead of focusing on the loss of so many talented individuals, we’re getting a spin like this from good old “blow”-taku. Instead, read this article by Brendan Keogh.
XBOX ONE: The first anti-gamer console
It’s hard for me to really write about a system unveiling when there was barely any games shown. It only reinforces what I’ve seen for the past two years at Microsoft’s abysmal E3 showings: they’re done with reaching out to gamers. When Nintendo Wii whipped both the PS3 and Xbox 360, both respective developers of those consoles tried to go after Nintendo’s market share, and they failed miserably at it. That market share of “casuals” moved on to tablets and smartphones. But that didn’t stop Microsoft from shoving Kinect down your throat.
Geoff Keighley, a
Video Game Journalist ad-shill
Game journalism at its finest. LOL.
Read the article in the link, it’s a good one.
UPDATE: That article I link you to? The writer of the article, Robert Florence, ‘stepped down’ over it. And because poor Laura Wainright (a games “journalist”) was “grieved” over it, made Eurogamer edit the article. So here’s the cut material for you.
E3 2012: Let The Farce Begin
It’s that time again. When all game companies go waste millions of dollars in an effort to impress stockholders, journalists, and gamers. “It’s the entertainment spectacle of the year!” People said that about Cameron’s Avatar too, and if I knew it was just a giant smurf Pocahontas in 3D, I would have stayed home too. Let’s just go ahead and peer into what will PROBABLY go on at E3.
Game Journalist Adventures: Maturity in Gaming
Well, here I thought I’d never get to use this title theme again, but knowing our often silly game journalists, they prove me wrong again. Yes, some one decided to talk about something that honestly, is just as dead a subject as games being art. Apparently, there’s some sort of social endemic to gaming, and it has to be addressed! Games aren’t mature enough!! Let’s just inspect this nonsense a little more.
A New 2D Mario premiering at launch for WiiU?!!! SOLD!!!
I’ve been incredibly skeptical of the Wii U (just ask my friends). At first, I didn’t really like it, I thought: Nintendo’s out of ideas, and this’ll probably fail. While the latter thought of failure hasn’t really abated out of my head, I’ve come around to the idea of the system.
Separate Ways: The divide between the Player, and The Journalist
This past month has been a very interesting month in gaming. The Mass Effect 3 controversy didn’t just open the door on the state of the relationship between the player and the game critic, it drove a full speed sports car through it. The gap is far and wide, and it’s not looking to get any better…
A very vocal amount of gamers have given their opinion, with valid reasons for disliking the ending to ME3. Instead of just raging on forums, some tried to contribute to charity to show their dedication. Others sent 100s of cupcakes in 3 different colors, all the same flavor. The results are in, gamers don’t like the ending. So what was the reaction from the press?
Game Journalist Adventures - Buzz words
(A title I’ll be keeping when I want to do a rant on gaming journalists or gaming news in general)
Reading through some of the posts on multiple websites with regard to Mass Effect 3’s ending has got me a bit, well, irritated. No, I really don’t care about the ending anymore, because I had the sneaking suspicion that the game was NOT going to live up to expectations that were set up even before the first game was coming out. But the message that game journalists are sending to gamers has really started to bother me.
I hate a lot of Destructoid, a good portion of its front page postings have nothing to do with games, nor do they really show a strong connection to the community they so proudly proclaim that they have, at least, not anymore. I’m inclined to believe that they don’t want to be “outclassed” by their readers, as some of the community blogs blatantly show better writing skills.
But on the most rare occasion, some blogs from readers get front paged, and they can be really good stuff. I stumbled on upon this guys posts, and I really like how he gets into the BUSINESS side of gaming, something most game journalists RARELY talk about.