Crispy Gamer

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A Few Thoughts on a (Still Mostly) Untapped Market

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Linkin Park's Eight Bit Rebellion

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It’s not that I’ve played the new iPhone game by Linkin Park and found it detestable or in any way unsatisfactory. I don’t have an iPhone or an iPod touch or an iPad. It’s just sad to see video games going down the same path so many other mediums have traveled. Of course I should really say going further down, since every major movie comes with a matching game nowadays.

What Makes Someone a Gamer?

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When I hear anyone use the word “gamer” without irony or air quotes I cringe. It’s always the same line—“I’m a gamer”—with the addition of some trivial attempt at supporting the claim—“I have three old school consoles”—and no attempt to explain what the term “gamer” means.

The Quest for No Stars

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Since we started voicing our opinions we've tried to shape them into a mathematical figure. Thus we deviced scores made up of fractions 7/10, letters B+, and stars.
 
Star rating systems are typically based around a four or five star max. Movies frequently follow the x/4, while music albumns are typically x/5. In Rock Band, there are five starts to achieve. If you do really well (on expert) you get five gold stars.
 

Avatar Off

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Let me tell you a secret: I love making avatars. I routinelymess with the outfit of my my rock band avatar, and Spend half an hour per Sim when starting a new family (okay, so I only spent that much time on my Sim, and less on others).

It Should Be a Two Minute Parody, But Instead It's a Two Hour Flick

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We all know that video game movies are a tricky thing to get right. No one liked silver screen adaptations of Doom, Resident Evil, or Tekken. Not even Angelina Jolie could save Lara Croft: Tomb Raider from abysmal reviews.

Acronyms Belong on the Keyboard

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Acronyms are great. They save precious seconds of typing. In the time it would take to write out “Team Fortress Two” instead of “TF2” you might be able to read the first few words of a news article. And you do make the phrase stand out by putting it in all caps instead of capitalizing it like the proper noun it is.

Sexy Gaming Won't Come Cheap

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What's every gamer's fantasy? Inappropriate activity while playing Halo? All the time in the world to play WoW? Or is it to take down a hot chick in Call of Duty 4?

The creators of GameCrush.com seem to believe it's the later. The new website offers guys a chance to play "flirty" or "dirty" games against the females of their choice, for a fee.

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