Entries in Editorial (4)

Monday
Aug262013

The GamePad Helped My Daughter Play Her First Game (and She's Almost Blind)

Well, it has finally happened.  My daughter has been BEGGING me to let her play videogames for quite awhile now, but even I couldn't figure out a way for her to really enjoy the games because of a few "issues".  You see, my daughter is pretty close to blind and can only focus within a few inches of her face, even with very thick glasses, and has an anoxic brain injury from birth.  Jennifer kept yelling "I'm Doing It!" (she's on the right)Since her birth we have always been told many things she can't do.  The list is almost a cliche now, but still worth noting in my opinion.  She was 13.6 oz at birth (for reference, a single pound is only 16oz itself) and we were told she would not live, she would not walk, run, talk, learn, read, etc...and she has done every one.  She has her challenges for sure, but she is the happiest kid I have ever seen and more of a morning person than I think is legally allowed.  

But with gaming I originally thought she just had no interest in it but that changed as she would want to hang out with us playing more and more until she finally started directly asking "Daddy...I want to play a game too!".  I had played with some ideas while reading about games like "Real Sound: Regrets in the Wind" from WARP in Japan on the Dreamcast back when she was younger and was thankful there were ideas being used to allow for games without the visuals which would at least let her experience gaming in a way, but I was still frustrated on what to do about "normal" gaming that she watched me and the family do on the big living room TV.  

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Wednesday
Aug212013

Minecraft does what Ninten-don't

What's the deal Developers?

Well, that amazingly addictive "Lego Simulator" Minecraft has been officially announced at Gamescom this week to be coming to the Playstation 3, 4, and Vita which joins the already existing PC, Linux, Mac, Xbox 360, Android, and iPad/iPhone editions.  

And if you read that list again, you may notice a particular company seems to be left out in the cold on this deal.  Yep, not a single announcement for Minecraft to show up, in any form, for the Nintendo Wii U or the 3DS.  And no one know why.

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Saturday
Jan052013

Maybe It's Time For Me To Die Out From Gaming (Editorial)

I'm tired.  So many people pushing to change gaming away from what it had always been.  Rights being removed in the interest of profit...and people support them.  Discussions becoming hateful over differences of opinion where a fit is thrown and I get removed from a group of people I thought I could consider friends that i could go and talk over ideas openly with.  Or maybe it's another sign of an issue that resides with me.

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Thursday
Feb092012

A Look into the Progressive State of Resident Evil

This is the series that has come to name and define the survival horror genre, but with Capcom's attempt at trying to garner more attention from the gamers abroad it has become something...different. Fans of the original titles are now complaining that the series seems to have abandoned the original genre that it had originally helped create in favor of one that included more action. Even with the fan's negative outlook from this transformation, it became the standard to quite a few popular 3rd person shooters that would come after.

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