Category Archives: Orbis
Nintendo’s Got Their Game Face On
Are Sony and Microsoft doing it wrong?
by Victoria Carvajal
© 2013 Victoria Carvjal
Anyone who’s paid any attention to the recent E3 conferences can tell you that Microsoft’s conference was widely considered to be, to put it lightly, sub par.
Even if the console is in and of itself innovative, Microsoft’s approach to selling their product was disastrous.
While always an Xbox fan, I found myself leaning towards the PS4. However, Sony’s approach to selling their console was not perfect either: while their console is arguably more user-friendly, the conference was riddled with low-blows and sarcasm aimed at Microsoft and the Xbox One.
During this increasing animosity, I decided to take a different approach. I took a more earnest look at what Nintendo has to offer, and I’m truly glad that I did.
Call of Duty vs. Battlefield: How Gamers Ruin Both… and Gaming
When competition ruins appreciation
by Michael Gilbert
© 2013 Michael Gilbert
This shooter is realistic because head shots kill people in one shot, this racer is awesome because my Camaro sounds really loud (just like Dad’s—for those of us with dads that have Camaros), this Mario game is fun because it makes funny sounds and I laughed my ass off (LMFAO for you more apt readers).
We also make comparisons based on games we did or didn’t like before.
Halo is better than Quake because the graphics are better, or, for a more ignorant comparison, World of Warcraft is the worst game ever “’cuz only nerds play that game. YOLO. Swagg.”
But what we fail to do is recognize the smaller accomplishments that actually construct a game’s ‘personality’, as I like to call it.
Something that comparing a game to another simply just can’t do.
What’s Next for Call of Duty?
The future examined
by Kent Sobey
©2013 Kent Sobey
Well, it’s about that time of year again since they seem to do their announcements around April or May, so I thought I would give it another shot.
I came close last time (granted, I used the scatter gun approach by guessing several different options) but it might be a little trickier this time because the Modern Warfare franchise has come to an end (or has it?).
So, what are the options?
Battlefield 4 Gameplay Premiere
Is this the next gen of warfare?
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
Recently, a sequel has been teased via artwork and a website, leading up to now.
Finally, EA has delivered a whopping seventeen minute video on Battlefield 4... but is this truly the next generation of warfare?