Thursday, April 11, 2013

Retrospective Sexy McDonalds Army

The gaming news sphere has exploded in the past 24 hours. There are just too many good articles out there today, so we’ll have a recap/review posting. But they are all worth reading.

And I’m kind of busy with work. Good timing!

Kotaku is having a Mass Effect week and Kirk Hamilton looks at how the series has changed over the years, and became a representation on how gaming has evolved. And Evan Narcisse holds an interview with Drew Karpyshyn, one of the pedestals of the original game, about Mass Effect becoming a movie. (Hint: All of those companions Shepard has? You probably won’t see them all. But come hell or high water, there MUST BE A JOKER). He gives a very realistic approach to how Hollywood will chop down the story. Be warned, you might experience fan rage.

Okay I realize that I have completely fallen in love with Mass Effect, but I did not plan my new fondness around these schedules. It just happens to all be going on at the same time. I’m sorry for the spam of ME. But not really sorry. Oh, you know what I mean!

Forbes thinks McDonalds is marking their new sandwich wrap all wrong when it comes to Millennial. They suggest that they look to game developers. It’s actually an amusing article, even for Forbes standards. 

The U.S. Army is looking to distribute a video game, developed to help curb sexual assault, to more bases. A number of people have sited that it has helped reduce the amount of sexual assaults events, but opponents state that it still doesn’t resolve the problem, i.e. people are still blaming the victim and the attacker receives no punishment.

The Daily Californian is about 2 weeks behind on the PAX East “cosplay is not consent” story and the Game Developers Conference (GDC) after parties with sexy women.  Never the less, Kallie Plagge develops a very clear, and startling message about how women are viewed in the industry. It might just be the kick needed to get more people aware of the issues.

Finally, Boston.com makes a compelling argument on why the video game industry is one of the best at regulating itself, and people should stop picking on it. A great defense for gaming in this piece.

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