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Nov 22 // ManWithNoName

About the new Tomb Raider...

So, Tomb Raider is getting a sequel. I loved the game by its gameplay, as it was fun and good looking, tough its story left a bit to desire. I like the new Lara, and I am cautious optimistic with the sequel. So, my friend T...
Oct 29 // Stephanie K

Ominous Conflicts for Gaming Journalism?

(Disclaimer: This article is written solely on personal opinion and experiences. I do not claim to be an expert or have full understanding of how the game industry and media work. I also understand that this topic could be ...
Oct 23 // ManWithNoName

About the Brazilian Price of the PS4

The Brazilian PS4 is the most expensive in the world. It cost 1850USD. When I heard about it I was disappointed and angry. How Sony could ask such absurd price, specially when the Xbox One is almost half the price? Them I r...
Oct 18 // ManWithNoName

Jimmy Hopkins from Bully is on GTA V! Really!

So, this just crossed my mind. Jimmy de Santa, Michael's lazy, idiotic son and Jimmy Hopkins, the badass kid from Bully are the same person. Not only they share a similar appearance overall, but it makes a lot of sense that...
Sep 27 // ManWithNoName

The Steampad is... Well...

I have no idea what line of thought gave us the Steampad (as I will always call it). It is different for sure. VALVe must have tried a lot of prototypes and then come to the conclusion that this weird controller is the best...
Sep 24 // ManWithNoName

The Best Thing of the SteamBox is no SteamBox

Yes, I believe after yesterday's announcement of the SteamOS, that we will not see a VALVe made SteamBox. VALVe will not risk their money on the venture of making a console-like PC and directly compete with PS4 and Xbone. ...
Sep 20 // ManWithNoName

The Steam Box Biggest Challenge: Justify Its Existence

Why you should buy a Steam Box? This is a question you need to make a lot before celebrating the existence of it. And all boils down to what the Steam Box will be able to offer beyond both a traditional gaming PC and a co...
Sep 09 // ManWithNoName

PlayStation Vita TV: A Great Idea

The PS Vita Tv is basically a Vita without buttons and screens. It will be able to play Psone classics, PSP and Vita games. At first, it sounds like an incredible bad idea, but when you start thinking about it, it can just ...
Sep 04 // ManWithNoName

Is the Xbox One Being Rushed?

Microsoft's Xbox One, their newest console, haven't had an easy ride since its reveal back in May. And a lot of it is due to MS ineptitude to proper communicate what they wanted to achieve with the machine. So many things ...
Aug 28 // Stephanie K

A Small World After All

Final Fantasy XIV has a bit of a bad reputation. When it was initially launched in 2010, it received heavy backlash from subscribers. Many players and media outlets that tested the game in beta pointed out a wide variety of...
Jul 24 // ManWithNoName

Digital Game Rentals may be what the industry needs (short blog)

Game rentals was a past of my gaming habits when I had my Sega Master System (shut up, Nintendo only really started to invest in Brazil with the N64) and I would always rent some games on weekends. But nowadays rentals in ...
Jul 20 // ManWithNoName

Nintendo is not doomed, but the WiiU is not well either

Letís put this out of the way first. No, Nintendo is not doomed. The company will not disappear due to one of their hardware not pushing as many units as would be desirable. †Nintendo itself holds a lot of value due to ...
Jun 24 // ManWithNoName

The Delusion of Microsoft Old DRM Benefits (Short Blog)

I will be short here. Many people started complaining on the benefits of Microsoft forcing its DRM on us would have. While some policies like being able to access your games on any XboX One as long as you log your account wer...
Jun 20 // ManWithNoName

The Xbox One Uphill Battle Will Continue

Microsoft, in the last few months, was the bad, bad guy of gaming. Its obscure, confusing and certainly anti-consumer DRM gained the rage of gamers. The fact the Xbone(how I will always call their new console) is more expe...
Jun 15 // ManWithNoName

E3 2013: The Next Gen Battle Started, Who is Winning?

So, E3 came and is now over. After finally watching the conferences of the Big Three, I decided to cast some thoughts on the matter. Of course, they all wanted to be the best, with the biggest games, the best offer. A new ...
Apr 21 // Stephanie K

Violence: Mind Games and Escapism

Time for some Self Reflecting Violence and entertainment go hand in hand, regardless of the form of media. Rather it is video games, film, or even novels, the theory that what we play, watch, and read ultimately shapes our ...
Jan 19 // ManWithNoName

Arcade: Social Experience

Arcades are dead. I will not deal here trying to figure out why, since there is way too many factors here. But they died long ago, and now we all play games in the comfort of our homes. We play with people from all over th...
Dec 23 // ManWithNoName

The Brazilian Grey Market of Games

We have a particular kind of market here, maybe not unique to Brazil, when we talk about games. We call it the Grey Market. The Grey Market is an interesting case, and it is a constant to most Brazilian gamers wanting to bu...
Dec 22 // ManWithNoName

Expecting Bad Things

It seems that every time a new game is announced, people fastly goes to find something to complain about. I don't care why they do that. If it is for attention, if it is because they aren't loved back home, it doesn't reall...
Dec 19 // ManWithNoName

What Exactly Are You Relating To?

It is a quite common thing I read about games, specially about games people didn't like, that they couldn't relate to the characters. And then I started wondered: exactly what they mean with that? What it means to relate to...
Dec 17 // ManWithNoName

Far Cry 3: How Its Story Negatively Affected Gameplay

Gameplay is the most important aspect on any game. A game with poor graphics, sound and lack of story can still be an awesome game if it have fun gameplay. That is how many indie games and some old games become famous. Tetr...
Dec 08 // ManWithNoName

Diversify or Die

Every year, there is games that seem to be made to take the number one post of other games. Some want the Call of Duty throne, others the Elder Scrolls crown. Some comes from new studios, others from studios that aren't as ...
Dec 05 // ManWithNoName

2012: Emotion from Unlikely Source

2012 will enter in my game as the Year of Emotion. This year, more than any other, showed games that weren't only great to play, but that messed with how I felt. Be either the innovative way that journey conveyed one of the...
Dec 04 // ManWithNoName

The Curious Case of Naoto Shirogane (May Contain Spoilers)

Naoto Shirogane is one of the main characters on Persona 4, made by Atlus, a JRPG that deals with identity issues, high school drama, exploring a mysterious world inside TVs and a murder mystery. At first, Naoto is a young ...
Nov 29 // ManWithNoName

Novelas and Visual Novels

Novelas are Brazilian soap operas. They are very different from Mexican soap operas, since they don't have the over acting and implausible plots. When I was a kid, my family was poor, so we had only one TV in my house. And ...
Nov 24 // ManWithNoName

How I Would Make a Vita's FPS

The second analog in the PlayStation Vita, for many, was a correction to one of the biggest flaws of the PlayStation Portable. And specially, it would open the doors for one of the biggest, most popular genres in this gener...
Nov 22 // ManWithNoName

Are You Angry at Games? Stop, Breath and Think

Games are entertainment. Of all things in the world, entertainment goes way down there in the list of important things. You know, after things like health, food, home, family, happiness, money, job and other human beings. E...
Nov 19 // Stephanie K

First Ever Amnesia Fortnight

Want to be apart of gaming history? Want to be an early tester for four future Double Fine titles? Want to vote on what those future titles will be? Want to own six limited release prototypes for Double Fine games? Now is ...
Nov 14 // ManWithNoName

The Random: Labels, Originality in Sameness and Troubleshootings

I got tired of labels. They never meant much anyways, and now they mean even less. We live in a world were things got so mixed up and share so much in common that labels are pointless. They don't help you to understand what...
Nov 11 // ManWithNoName

Final Impressions VS: Spec Ops: The Line and Half-Life 2

How those two games do a lot of things right, but one does one thing way better. Let's start with my final impressions with Half-Life 2, since I made some first impressions the other day. Half-Life 2 completely deserve th...

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