Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag

So everyone has seen the trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4. I, like most people, think that that shit looks awesome, with a lot of things we all loved from the last game, like killing in the streets and killing on the high seas. Also, we all know that the new Assassin is going to be the grandfather of Connor from AC3 and PETA is all butt hurt over whaling that may or may not be in the game.

But I’m not here to repost all the info that is out there about AC4: Black Flag.  The best thing to come from the release of the new trailer is that I have been pulling out all my old Black Flag music.  So without further ado, and no more gilding the lily, Mr. Henry Rollins’ Black Flag. -Jay (Ninjajay81)

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Walking Dead Season 2!!!

The Walking Dead

I sat down at this computer machine of mine, booted it up and surfed on to Facespace and all I see is that Telltale CEO Dan Connors recently told Eurogamer that the next season was set for next year. My head just about exploded.  Then after the excitement set in, I realized that I will have to wait until next year to play the Walking Dead and it will be on a new console. But as with every new console, there was always that one game that made me buy it and now it looks like this will be the one. I will try and keep you all updated when news comes out. -Jay (NinjaJay81)

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My Personal Game of 2012 and, Are Videogames Art?

I think The Walking Dead by Telltale is the best game of 2012. So now that that’s out in the open, let me explain why videogames are an art form–before I get ripped a new one by an artschool grad who dedicated their life to creating painting/photos/sculpting/film forces people to change their perspective on life and the wider world. Just hear me out. Videogames are the best way to engage people to tell a story. “But NinjaJay, that’s what movies are for.” No. With movies, all you do is watch.  In videogames, you are a part of the story.

Shadow of the Colossus video game cover

Case in point: Shadow of the Colossus for PS2 is a perfect game to demonstrate how story and visuals can suck you into another world that will take you to a place that movies (or any other media for that matter) could only dream of taking you...

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Instead of wasting your time working (for the man) you should be watching this . . .

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Introducing a new blog.

I was thinking of writing a videogame review blog. Cool right? Awesome way for an adult guy to spend his free time, and what better way to make myself feel grand but to stand up on my internet soap box and say a game is shite or you should buy it. But then I sit and start typing and I do some research  and I start to understand just how pointless videogame reviewing is.

Case in point, Psychonauts, got great reviews from critics, but all the good reviews did not translate into game sales. Why? Who knows? People will play what they want to play regardless of the review. So why do a review blog? No reason really, but I do have many years of gaming under my belt and have many opinions on gaming and its culture.

Sound good? Yeah, I know, kind of self serving and a little pretentious but, are...

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