I find the failings of Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition far harder to reconcile. Facts are amazing fun, and while books like the Guinness World Records are basically trivial tat they can none-the-less be deeply entertaining.
With the furore about Mass Effect 3’s ending (which for the record I quite liked) people seem to have brushed over the relationship system. Unbelievable characterisations mixed with sallow interactions manage to crate some of the emptiest sentimental claptrap I have seen outside of a Lucas movie.
Future Videos Intern (I guess) would have been my official title over the past three months and in ways it was more than I could have dreamt of… while at the same time being exactly what I was dreaming of.
My intentions were to stop these, but I have spent so much time writing for other sites that sometimes I just like to put them up to prove I am alive.
It is nice to have a business area. Having a space to sit and write, take notes or just having people with enough time to answer your questions, is not vital to providing prompt coverage but it certainly helps.
Coming from the comparatively down and dirty TGS, Gamescom’s attitude to press had a great many advantages. There was one disadvantage however, which was that a great many games I DIDN’T get to play, that I was only allowed to watch. Of course Tokyo had its own fair share of ‘game theatres’ for upcoming games still early in development but with no appointments I rarely saw them.
The last few months of games really took it out of me, with games that demanded my attention long into the night thanks to both review deadlines and unhealthy addictions.
You may be asking why I feel this is important, well there is a psychological theory known as misattribution of emotion. Basically the idea is that a feeling can bleed in to an opinion experienced around the same time without conscious thought or control.
It should come as no surprise that Activision Blizzard’s space at Gamescom was vast. With Activision titles lining the left and Blizzard on the right, I paid multiple visits to their ‘booth’, which was constantly buzzing with activity. All of