Friday, September 15, 2017

PewDiePie & The No Good, Very Bad Word

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg or as the world knows him, PewDiePie is in another storm of controversy. During a live stream of the game Playerunknown Battlegrounds, PewDiePie said a racial slur and then laughed after saying it. While some gamers having been sticking up for him saying “He said it in a gamer rage”, but that still doesn't make it right. Every person who is reading this article has probably said something they regretted in their life, but there are two major differences about PewDiePie.

The Live Stream Incident NSFW: Language Warning 

The first one is that PewDiePie is a public figure. Being a public figure comes with the responsibility of being a role model for your younger fans who may not know that word is not proper. Kids tend to emulate who they look up to and we don't need kids walking around using that word because their favorite YouTube Star used it and thought it was funny. As a YouTube Creator he should know the demographics of his viewers and at least be semi-aware of some major world news events that are impacting his viewers lives. Racial tension has been a major hot button topic recently in the United States, especially with the events that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The other major thing is that this is not PewDiePie's first brush with highly offensive material. This past January, he posted a video with the message of “Death To All Jews”. He said it was a joke saying that the site he hired the actors from “would do anything for five dollars”. That video caused PewDiePie to lose his deal with Disney. After his Death To All Jews scandal, Neo-Nazi websites such as The Daily Stormer proclaimed themselves as “PewDiePie's #1 Fan Site”. In the past he had also posted a few other videos with Anti-Semitic messages including one that depicted a man dressed as Jesus Christ saying, “Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong”.


It's players like PewDiePie that gives gamers a bad name and reinforces the stereotype that every gamer online only talks about sleeping with your mother and calling you derogatory names. Actions like these from celebrities like PewDiePie have given power to racist terms and the ideological of the far right. We as the gaming community need to stand up against this type of racism and lead the march that will help make the world a more peaceful place for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Super Nintendo Mini Classic Wishlist

With the discontinuation of the NES Classic, there has been major spectulation of a Super Nintendo version going to be released in the future. This is a list of the most likely titles that will be included on it (along with some wishful thinking too).

 

Star Fox

 

 

Super Mario World

 

 

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

 

 

Super Mario Kart

 

 

Chrono Trigger

 

 

Super Mario RPG

 

 

Super Castevania IV

 

 

Contra III

 

 

Super Punch Out

 

 

F-Zero

 

 

Pilotwings

 

 

Yoshi's Island



Super Metroid



Kirby's Dreamland 3



Super Ghouls N Ghosts



Super Double Dragon



Donkey Kong Country

 

 

Donkey Kong Country 2

 

 

Donkey Kong Country 3

 

 

Breath of Fire

 

 

Harvest Moon

 

 

Mega Man X3

 

 

Final Fight

 

 

R-Type III

 

 

Super Bomberman

 

 

Secret of Mana

 

 

Illusion of Gaia


 

Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI)

 

Earthbound

 

 

Tetris Attack

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

The following three titles will most likely not be featured on the SNES Classic due to lack of demand or licensing issues, but I felt they needed to be mentioned.

Killer Instinct

 

 

EVO: Search for Eden

 

 

Secret of Evermore

 

 

Playthrough: Bart's Nightmare - Sega Genesis


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Most Bizarre Games

This is a list of some of the most bizarre games from a variety of systems. While this is not a list of every crazy game ever released but the ones I felt were the most bizarre. I will publish another list in the future to include others that weren't mentioned on this list.

Seaman - Sega Dreamcast

You must take care of a fish with a human face while it grows up and changes. Remember Giga Pets? Well picture a Giga Pet that you talk to and it can talk back to you and have conversations or it can be a smart ass to you. You talk to it by using a microphone that goes into the VMU slot of the Dreamcast controller.


Kolibri - Sega 32X

When you think of Shoot Em Up games, you probably think of space ships or maybe cars. Well, what about Hummingbirds.


LSD - Playstation

This game is hard to define to a genre. You walk around these dream worlds that are strange and trippy but the crazier part is that the game is different every time you play it.


Who's Your Daddy? - PC

No, this game is not about Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop. This game is 2 players. One person plays as the father and the other the baby. The object of the game is for the father to protect the baby and the baby must try to die. That's right. If you are playing as the baby, the only way you can win is to kill yourself using various household objects.


Hatoful Boyfriend - A Pigeon Dating Simulator - Microsoft Windows, iOS, PS Vita

This game is a dating sim, which are huge in Japan and increasing in popularity in the U.S, where you play as a girl who attends a school for birds.....


Muscle March - Wii

I want you to picture in your mind a stereotypical bodybuilder. Now take that image and mix it with the game show Hole in the Wall. You play as the bodybuilders who are chasing someone who stole your protein mix. You must do different poses to fit though the holes in the wall to eventually catch the thief.


Toylet

You must pee on the target and you can win prizes.... Thanks Japan.


I Am Bread - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, PC, Mac

You play as a piece of bread and must make your way across the area to become toast. This game requires you to use different buttons to control each corner of the bread.


Cho Aniki - TurboGrafx-16, Wii, PC

Another Shoot Em Up but instead of a ship, you use bodybuilders. I don't know what is Japan's fascination with extremely weird games featuring bodybuilders.


Shower With Your Dad Simulator - PC

A matching game where you must match a child with the right father in the shower.


Boong-Ga Boong-Ga - Arcade

An arcade game where you poke in the butt with two fingers your ex, a child molester, and your mother-in-law. You use a life-sized butt, and foam finger to play the game.


Japan World Cup 3 - DVD

While this is a DVD and not an actual video game, it has become huge in Japan. Fans bet on their horses but there are very strange twists with the races.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rare Playstation 3 Games

With the announcement that Sony is ceasing production of the Playstation 3, I decided to write my list of 5 Playstation 3 games that will be the rarest in a few year. This list will not include Limited or Special Edition of any games.

1) Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

This is the final game in the Legend of Spyro trilogy. The game begins three years later, after The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night with Spyro and Cynder, who are now teenagers, being broken free of their crystalline prison by mysterious enemies known as Grublins. Spyro and Cynder must save the land once again from the Dark Master, Malefor. Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon has been starting to creep up the price charts with a CIB copy costing you $50.




2) Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII

Combat Wings puts you in the pilot seat as you take on the Axis forces to try and help them win the war. This game was developed and published by a little know company from Poland called City Interactive. While the game got lackluster reviews, it has been out of print and started to climb the charts. A loose copy will cost you over $60.




3) Afrika

Afrika puts you into the role of a photographer for National Geographic, where you explore the plains of Africa taking photos of wild animals. One of the early highlights is taking photos, while riding in a Jeep, of a cheetah chasing down a Gazelle. You rarely see this game in stores and it has been climbing the price charts since its limited release. Afrika currently retails $63 for CIB.




4) Class of Heroes 2G

Only a few hundred physical copies were made available of Class of Heroes 2G through the Canadian online shop Video Games Plus, with the rest of the production run being exclusive to those who had pre-ordered on the Gaijinworks' website. A low print run has driven this games value up with some copies going for $80 or more.




5) NBA Elite 11

NBA Elite 11 was going to be the follow up to the NBA Live series but was cancelled due to numerous glitches being found, however some copies found a way into circulation and it became highly collectible. NBA Elite 11 currently retails for $1028.