Who says a Week of Hate has to be all hurt and no healing? Activision is a company people love to hate, but let’s take a break from dogpiling on the monolithic publisher for its past misdeeds. We thought it’d be more interesting if we could get to the bottom of all the abject ire and the hardcore schadenfreude, to get to the bottom of gamer’s beef with the company. To help us in our quest, Acitivsion’s own community manager, Dan Amrich is going to help us trace back the origins of the anger, where hopefully we can see of how the publisher of Pitfall has managed to cast one of the most negative shadows in the medium. And maybe, just maybe, we can curtail a smidgen of the overwhelming, disproportionate amount of hate...
Licensed games come and go, so most of us don’t bat an eye when titles based on movies and TV shows fall into obscurity. Today, they’re ephemeral by nature, seemingly designed with an expiration date only as far off as the coinciding property’s DVD release date.
Though gaming is, all things considered, quite enjoyable, it can sometimes plummet you into the dark depths of despair. These are the moments that make us scream out to the heavens in anger...
Sometimes, all those comic book superheroes can feel dull, with their nigh-invulnerability, unlimited wealth, or senses that've been enhanced beyond human capability. Sometimes, the average Joes need a shot - and the same goes for games. These are the greatest comic book games that don't shine the spotlight on superheroes...
Contributors: Chris Antista, Charlie Barratt, Brett Elston, Matthew Keast, Shane Patterson, Mikel Reparaz
Hundreds of games are released every year, then played and forgotten by the next. Only a dozen or so will be remembered a decade from now, and only a few of those will have any lasting impact on the medium as a whole.
Which upcoming titles stand the best chance of leaving that meaningful mark?
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Post date: October 23, 2009
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