Wreck-It Ralph was a wonderful movie that met all my expectations the day I saw it in theaters. Easily one of my most anticipated movies of 2012, it touched me as an adult with a lifetime of gaming behind me, and my son, just now gettting the classics that Ralph and Co. are loosely based on. (I feel like such a proud dad when my 6-year old knew Q*Bert without me telling him.)
The home release of the title has been counted down by me as well. With Who Framed Roger Rabbit's level of in-jokes and references, I was drooling at the thought of all the special features available on release. Did it meet up with expectations, or is it simply the movie burnt on the disc with the least care possible?
This is a tough scenario. What, if anything, have the big three console manufacturers learned from this generation? Will the same mistakes be made again? GoozerNation takes a minute to reflect on the end of this generation and looks at both the positives and the negatives and speculates on what it all means.
A couple of days ago, I found myself at home alone in the evening. My wife went to visit someone and the kids were snuggled into bed. I'd finished all the chores I could and had full reign over my television. I sat there, ready to play a video game, and then looked at the clock. "Oh, yeah, it's only an hour till my wife gets home. So I guess I'd better not start up an RPG, I'll just be getting into it when she gets home! I've got those two new games I've recently recieved from Goozex...well, I can't really start something new, because I'll just get through a modern-day tutorial in an hour, I just want to PLAY. I have been itching to start the Mass Effect Trilogy, but I watched my wife do character customization for about 45 minutes..."
The 360 and PS3 aren’t going away anytime soon. The common perception is that even with the new generation of consoles coming this year, gamers will see continued support for the 360 and PS3. The big question is why? There was evidence of this support two generations ago when the 360, PS3, and Wii were introduced, but will it last longer this time around? What sort of games can gamers expect to be released on the new consoles as well as the ageless PS3 and 360?
My wife and I aren't exactly millionaires. We aren't living in a cardboard box, but the hospital bills and such keep us from buying everything we want. We are basically at a point where we really have to want something before we justify going out and buying it.
Is Aliens Colonial Marines better than Duke Nukem Forever? Don’t always believe everything the gaming industry has to say. Aliens Colonial Marines isn’t great but it isn’t the worst thing gamers have played over the last 6 years or so. Gamers should look at Colonial Marines as a low budget action movie. Thinking this way before playing makes it easier to accept the game. GoozerNation asks the question, who would like this game, and why is there so much animosity towards it?
Names have meaning, and the Bioshock games are no exception. Take, for example, Andrew Ryan, a variation of Ayn Rand, the objectivist philosopher on whose ideas Rapture was created. Or Atlas, of Greek myth who bore the weight of the skies, and who shrugged in Rand’s eponymous novel. In this article, I take a look at each of the names from Bioshock: Infinite and their significance in history.
Usually, I have a lot of fun gaming, that’s why I do it. Gaming is a relaxing, rewarding, challenging, experience all rolled up in one nice package. And actively playing a game is far better than passively watching a movie. But there are games, and evenings, that go straight into the toilet due to extremely frustrating events.