Archive for February, 2010
The Sims game franchise has already completed 10 years. How time flies! It almost seems as if the franchise had launched just yesterday when it had been lapped up so eagerly by gamers around the globe. But what was unique about the Sims game was the fact that it gave us all the utter and unfettered freedom to be wretched and perhaps even depraved people. This was the height of freedom and the zenith of unrestricted expression in the form of digital depravity that appeals to so many folks. The situations could get so inane and border on the crazy which added to the lure of gamers to the hugely popular Sims game.
The Sims game only gives you a certain amount of money when starting the game with which you have to buy the house and also do it up. The money has to be used to buys stuff like beds, couches and also a fridge so that food can be preserved. The situation was such that there were people who were hungry and there was money with one of them for just one pizza. Things happen like this only on the Sims game. Eventually, there was such a delay in getting the food that people started to pass out one by one.
There are time when you just feel like dropping everything and running. Some of these instances are when you get hit in the groin (if you are a guy) and this is so painful that you would not wish it on your worst enemies ever. Well, there are some people who are inane enough to not mind doing such things every now and then and hence they can be called totally mindless. Some of these people happen to be in the Japanese video game commercial space and if you feel that you need some mindless commercial game watching, you can check out these video game commercials. A lot of them are found online and all you have to do is to just check out the respective links on the internet. After all it doesn’t cost a dime to get some fun online, does it? Here are some ideas:
• Some of the best commercials ever are on UnrealityMag as these bring out the best in these Japanese commercials
• There are just too many blows to the crotch in Heavy and you can watch it if you absolutely must.
• The new Apple iPad is creating waves around the globe, but if you want a lot of jokes on this you can check out CollegeHumor.
When it comes to action games, there is a lot of expectations that people had from the Massive Action Game (MAG) from the PS3 stables. The game does not seem to have too many frills and perhaps comes up quite short of expectations. But since it is able to wean people away from Modern Warfare 2, it seems to be delivering on a few fronts. This is surprising as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has quite a few attractive and glittering weapons as well as accessories.MAG seems to be okay but then is it enough? This all depends on what you want out of the game.
Looking 15 years into the future
The game is set in 2025, when there are contests between three paramilitary factions that wage global wars. And all of this happens under the garb of global peace. You can choose any of the three factions. The faction closest to the American forces is Valor and Raven is the European force given to its latte sipping, whereas S.E.V.R. covers the Warsaw Pact and Middle East nations. What is surprising is that the game displays weaponry that is quite similar to what is available currently even though the game is set 15 years in the future.
As action games go, MAG seems to be rather pedestrian, but then that again depends on what appeals to your individual gaming sensibiities.