NOPE. Everything about this is excruciating. The fact that it was broadcast on tv, the uncanny valley thing, and yes the trauma of seeing a dead child recreated as a video game.
I always look forward to your articles, Peter. This one is great as usual! I love what you said about the Blade Runner game because for me, it was *the* experience of that narrative for the longest time. Now that it’s been many years I suppose the book has supplanted it in my mind, but the events and themes and things… Read more
I also highly recommend SOMA for interest in AI, post humanism, etc. It can be terrifying in small bursts but it’s not a difficult game at all, and the big ideas win out over the scariness by a long shot by the end.
Beautiful! I remember seeing that cabinet but never played it.
I showed that sequence to my wife, who is a nurse, and after laughing for a while she was like this is way more unrealistic than most of your games!
I have a half dozen very nice headphones (mostly Sennheiser) and the Switch can drive most of them just as well as my PC - plus I can play it curled up on the couch or in bed even - so I’m not worried about the difference. Not to mention, I don’t have a higher end PC or a large monitor. The great thing about owning it… Read more
Yeah, when packing a travel bag I tend to take the controllers off the switch, just trying to be extra gentle with it. Vita is a tough little brick though. So much lost potential - I imagine if Sony supported it and didn’t bother with those dumb expensive memory cards it would’ve been a massive Switch-like hit. I… Read more
Wow! I would have been so sad to lose my Vita.. especially more than once. And especially thanks to the cost of those damn memory cards!
I ended up playing Okami ps3 remaster while my son was that tiny, so I’m not totally sure why I couldn’t keep up with P4G, but it is what it is! Definitely a good time to burn through some games :)
Imagine getting this worked up.
It’s pretty impressive that someone could get so offended by a discussion about how a word can be offensive that they make an embarrassing hissy fit of a word salad response like this.
It certainly looks like their preferred hill to die on.
This is the entire point. The spectacle is meant to overwhelm us. To the point that there is so much, at such a fast pace, that we can’t even nail down the most egregious wrongs, much less come to a consensus on what’s happening. This approach lined up perfectly with the full flowering of the social media age,… Read more