Monday, March 21, 2016

How Can This Be in a Game!?!


We have all seen plenty of games that make you question the ethics of the some people but right now I am talking about the "other" games. This list will be filled with the most outrageous stuff that video games have done to capture the attention of the media and the rest of us. There is no rules with this list as long as it is a video game. Most games like to keep things calm with being in any little sense of controversial mainly because developers don't want to get sued or have there game taken off. We are going to see the top 5 most shocking and controversial things that have been done by video games

5. Persona 4: Kanji Tatsumi

  Ooooh yes we already on a high note! Now before anyone loses there cool take a listen.The main focus of the game revolves around Personas, avatars projected from one's inner self that resemble mythological figures and represent the facades worn by individuals to face life's hardships. Each Persona possesses its own skills, as well as strengths and weaknesses to certain attributes. Kanji Tatsumi is delinquent who has a reputation as being a bully, and is the center of numerous rumors regarding a confrontation with a local biker gang. When going through you will notice there's something "Different" with Kanji and is soon found out that he is a closet homosexual and the reason he is such a Rebel is because society believes that gay guys are not manly and Kanji hates that. Now for why this is controversial, it was made in 2008 before progressiveness became a big thing in American society.

4. Grand theft auto San Andreas: Hot Coffee
 

If you cant understand why this is bad let me do a little explaining. Of course this is GTA and is well known that every single version that has came out since its first creation has been in the news but San Andreas takes the cake with some "Hot Coffee." In mid-June 2005, a software patch for the game dubbed the "Hot Coffee mod" was released by Patrick Wildenborg, a 38-year-old modder from the Netherlands. The name "Hot Coffee" refers to the way the released game alludes to the unseen sex scenes. In the unmodified game, the player takes his girlfriend to her front door and she asks him if he would like to come in for "some coffee". He agrees, and the camera stays outside, swaying back and forth a bit, while moaning sounds are heard. After installing this patch, users can enter the main character's girlfriends' houses and engage in a terribly rendered, cringe making, fully clothed or nude sexual intercourse mini-game. The problem that came from the controversy resulted in a public response from high-ranking politicians in the United States and elsewhere and resulted in the game's recall and re-release.

3. Dante's Inferno: Sacrilegious & Bad Nanny
Dante's Inferno is a 2010 action-adventure video game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles and was met with the most triggering stuff in a game I've ever seen. So thing about pissing off Christians is just something you cant to do in media. Prior to Dante's Inferno's release, in June 2009, a protest began during E3 2009 in Los Angeles to oppose the game. Around 20 protesters, claiming to be from a church in Ventura County, held up signs that called the game sacrilegious and labeled it possibly insensitive to people's beliefs. Protesters even went as far as calling EA the anti-christ. But that's not the only thing that happened in October 2009, it was announced that the game would include a PlayStation 3 trophy and an Xbox 360 achievement entitled "Bad Nanny", which is awarded to players for killing monsters resembling children, supposedly the lost souls of unbaptized infants. This sparked a conflict with the International Nanny Association (INA), in which they encouraged supporters to oppose the game.

2.Conker's Bad Fur Day: Looks like a Children's game












Now I'm not saying I didn't play this game still as a kid even though how graphic it was "but I did." Conker's Bad Fur Day is an action-platform game where the player controls Conker the Squirrel through a series of three-dimensional levels. The game features an overworld where players can transition from one level to another, although many are initially blocked off until Conker earns a certain amount of cash. It's not often that a videogame matures from a cute, cuddly 3D platformer to a final product in which the hero frequently gets drunk and urinates on enemies when he's not being cussed out by them or rolling around in feces.

1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: No Russian

Now I can say I've never took too much of a liking to Call of Duty but I did play this and as soon as I got on this mission I knew a storm was brewing in the media. An optional level early in the game entitled "No Russian" has the player assume control of a deep-cover CIA agent and former Army Ranger named Joseph Allen, joining a group of Russian ultra nationalist terrorists enacting an airport massacre. The Salt Lake Tribune editor Vince Horiuchi called Modern Warfare 2 the most controversial video game of the year, citing the "No Russian" scene. He commented that the imagery and interactivity was too much for people right after the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Warframe Review

A lot of the time you will read that I talk a bunch about certain games that I have played or come across but I never really go in depth on any of these games. So I decided to do a review on a game I'm into right now and I have completed most of the game already.


Warframe is a Free-to-Play(F2P) game meaning that you can go and download it with no payment necessary but like other F2P games you can pay for a in-game currency called platinum. Platinum does in no way give you an unfair advantage over other players who don't pay it just allows you to progress faster.

One thing that separates this game from the rest of the F2P games and most well known franchises is it's completely original story. I have never found a game that is anything like Warframe, to make short of the game you can just be told "Space Ninja's with super powers" there has never been a game that fits that description.

Not only is this game original but also takes a lot of time to complete and is extremely fun (with friends). Warframe is plenty difficult with 5 different missions that get more difficult the higher level missions you go to and with many different enemies. For a F2P game Warframe looks beautiful and plays really great of course there are the occasional bugs and glitches.

In Warframe there are a bunch of these different suits called the same name as the game that have 4 powers all diverse from each and other ones.
Weapons in the game are also like this and there are over 50 weapons in the game with the melee weapons usually having 3 different "stances"(Combos that can be done with the weapon).

Most other F2P games are not fully completed and dont have as much stuff to do unlike Warframe. Those games also make it unfair for non-paying players to get anywhere in there games but Warframe lets you do trading to get platinum from players who have payed for the game and just want quicker means of getting items.

Warframe is a wonderful game that didn't even start off with a story you just played the game without knowing anything about the world, but in the past year the developer finally put out a set of story missions that made the story a lot better than games you have to buy with money. With all these reasons I give that Warframe is a fun game the one thing you can do is check it out for yourself.