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In search of positive, responsible games

I spoke at an event (hosted by Pelitaito) yesterday with the above topic. Some of this is stuff I’ve been talking and writing about for years, but it went down well so I decided to just rewrite it in English.

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In search of positive, responsible games

I spoke at an event (hosted by Pelitaito) yesterday with the above topic. Some of this is stuff I’ve been talking and writing about for years, but it went down well so I decided to just rewrite it in English.

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Critics

For the past couple of years there’s been talk about videogame journalism’s lack of integrity. There is a perceived and vocalized need for more worthy journalism. A call to grow up. I agree wholeheartedly. Edge Online published an article calling to

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Critics

For the past couple of years there’s been talk about videogame journalism’s lack of integrity. There is a perceived and vocalized need for more worthy journalism. A call to grow up. I agree wholeheartedly. Edge Online published an article calling to

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What’s wrong with Bioware? (Mass Effect 2)

I used to think that Bioware was the coolest studio out there. They were putting out games I absolutely loved: mainly

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What’s wrong with Bioware? (Mass Effect 2)

I used to think that Bioware was the coolest studio out there. They were putting out games I absolutely loved: mainly

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Videogame websites

From a marketing point of view, I can see why a given videogame’s official website is as useless as it is. (Case in point? Far Cry 2.) They’ve (“they” being the publisher’s marketing/PR department) commissioned a promotional site from a

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Videogame websites

From a marketing point of view, I can see why a given videogame’s official website is as useless as it is. (Case in point? Far Cry 2.) They’ve (“they” being the publisher’s marketing/PR department) commissioned a promotional site from a

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Second-hand market, game cost and game longevity

Many outspoken figures in the videogame business have been vocal about their need to get rid of second-hand sales. Many have gone as far as likening gamers buying second-hand games to pirates. Eurogamer has a pretty good overview of the

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Second-hand market, game cost and game longevity

Many outspoken figures in the videogame business have been vocal about their need to get rid of second-hand sales. Many have gone as far as likening gamers buying second-hand games to pirates. Eurogamer has a pretty good overview of the

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I do not rock in German, nor French

More Rock Band woes as the hours spent with it accumulate! While I am European, I’m not sure if it was a good idea to include non-English songs in Rock Band’s Euro version. I am sure that it’s a bad

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I do not rock in German, nor French

More Rock Band woes as the hours spent with it accumulate! While I am European, I’m not sure if it was a good idea to include non-English songs in Rock Band’s Euro version. I am sure that it’s a bad

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Library, brevity and replayability (Heavenly Sword)

Heavenly Sword is getting criticized for its short length. Many reviewers are being considerate, but the public isn’t quite so understanding, as seen in this Ars Technica comments section. The game’s length has been said to be in the 5-6

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Library, brevity and replayability (Heavenly Sword)

Heavenly Sword is getting criticized for its short length. Many reviewers are being considerate, but the public isn’t quite so understanding, as seen in this Ars Technica comments section. The game’s length has been said to be in the 5-6

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Seeing the future (Bioshock, Xbox 360, PC)

Eurogamer’s preview of Bioshock hits it home: the extremely promising spiritual successor to System Shock 2 is really on its way and just a couple of months away from release. And yes, it is still sounding good. What got my

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Seeing the future (Bioshock, Xbox 360, PC)

Eurogamer’s preview of Bioshock hits it home: the extremely promising spiritual successor to System Shock 2 is really on its way and just a couple of months away from release. And yes, it is still sounding good. What got my

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This region crap needs to end (Aegis Wing, Xbox Live Arcade)

Microsoft is releasing a SHMUP to Xbox Live Arcade, titled Aegis Wing. It does sound good, although no screens or video to look at yet. It is free, too! Gripe one: my bloody Xbox 360 is still in Germany being

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This region crap needs to end (Aegis Wing, Xbox Live Arcade)

Microsoft is releasing a SHMUP to Xbox Live Arcade, titled Aegis Wing. It does sound good, although no screens or video to look at yet. It is free, too! Gripe one: my bloody Xbox 360 is still in Germany being

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Disability and gaming, part three: Deafness

Deaf people have a hard time playing videogames. This shouldn’t be the case. This time a Kotaku reader is voicing his frustration for being neglected. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft really should step up on this issue. Adding mandatory aids for

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Disability and gaming, part three: Deafness

Deaf people have a hard time playing videogames. This shouldn’t be the case. This time a Kotaku reader is voicing his frustration for being neglected. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft really should step up on this issue. Adding mandatory aids for

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