Recently I’ve been playing quite a bit of Anthem and a friend had needed the locations of each Legionnaire Tomb. So, I hopped in my Interceptor and worked my way around to find locations to make it easier for others to find as well! Once you’ve unlocked all of the Legionnaire Challenges and you’re ready to start hunting for Tomb Entrances, I hope this helps make finding them a little less frustrating.Read More
Borderlands is a marvelous role playing game cleverly disguised as a shooter. The world of Pandora is littered with bandits and corporate death bots looking to kill you for you know, ‘cause reasons.
Many stories throughout history have taken to telling tales of the dangers of Capitalism run rampant. None have done it in such a way that can only be described as a psychological cluster-bomb.
Not only is Pandora a place where corporate workers go to lose their minds(and often times their lives), it’s also center to a vast trove of alien technology. Any corporation would become insanely powerful with Eridian tech on their side.
That’s where Handsome Jack was hoping to take the Hyperion Corporation.
As I play through Borderlands each time it never ceases to amaze me the levels of insane the denizens of Pandora must truly be to run around shooting each other for fun. Even small side quests tell funny(and sometimes insanely sad) stories of people’s lives on such a deranged and chaotic planet.
Scooter, the Vault Hunter’s resident mechanic, has a series of side quests that detail his non-existent love life. One girl decides to become a cannibalistic sewer mutant rather than date him. Another just shoots herself in an abandoned shack when you give her a card with some righteously awful poetry from him.Read More
Final Fantasy is a series most people who know anything about games are aware of. While there have been two MMORPGs in the Final Fantasy Universe, FFXI and FFXIV, I am currently a part of the latter.
While hardly the first game to implement this system, FFXIV has something called In-Game Housing.
What Is Final Fantasy XIV’s In-Game Housing?
It’s exactly as it sounds. A system that allows you to purchase a home for your In-Game Avatar.
While this system has oodles of nooks and crannies I could write for hours describing, I think I’ll leave that to the FFXIV wiki.
My focus here is to pinpoint ideas behind the importance of In-Game housing and how we can expand it to create a whole new layer of gaming.
For many purchasing a home in-game is a difficult and time consuming task If it’s not hidden timers and lack of availability, it’s the sheer cost of the land and housing permits before you even think of the costs of furnishing it.
The psychology of ownership within games is fascinating, especially when you realize it’s driving entire business models in the gaming industry.
Keeping in mind this psychology, I think it’s safe to say that In-Game Housing can actually be a very big deal for both gamers and game-makers.
In the case of FFXIV, I truly believe there is a lot of solid groundwork to build on for a brighter future for this game concept.Read More
Stardew Valley is an indie game that a friend of mine turned me on to. Though I had a lot of fun with games like Harvest Moon, I was a little skeptical of picking up a game like this as a working stiff at the age of 30.
However, I am really happy I gave it a chance.
What Kind Of Game Is Stardew Valley?
Well, it's essentially a farming game, and I do mean this in every sense of the word.
So when I say Stardew Valley is a farming game, you're farming everything from crops, to wood, to slimes, and even fishing plays a big part in the game.
That’s not all the game has to offer though.Read More
Video games have taken a strange place in culture as the world develops. With E3 2018 about to wrap up, I wanted to take a look at how video games may shape culture as they become more sophisticated and wide spread. Let's start with the Psychology of Avatars.
Studies have been conducted on multiple games and how the avatars people create effect their overall psychology. The consensus tends to be that a co-relation can be observed in a person's overall image of themselves, and what kind of characteristics the avatar they create will have. If you've ever made a game avatar this consensus probably won't surprise you.
Most gamers have at one point or another had issue with self-image. Not because they're gamers, but because they're people. It's pretty common place in a culture that places social stature on such a high pedestal. Will this trend stay the same as the technology for games becomes more sophisticated? What kind of effects will it have when full-dive virtual reality becomes reality?
Will a gamer be able to say the same about creating an avatar when they can look in the mirror and feel like that avatar? Would this do good? Or would it do harm? I think that highly depends on the person. Playing virtual reality, especially one that can simulate real feeling and emotion, will be a pleasure(or pain for some) that should be treated with caution not unlike any other addictive activity.Read More