I Wish I Could Reload Reality…

21 09 2011

Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way quickly: after an extremely small-scale study (sample size: 42 people) by Nottingham Trent University into Game Transfer Phenomena, a headline in the Metro newspaper declared ‘Gamers can’t tell real world from fantasy’. The study looked at moments when gamers start thinking about real-world situations in terms of game mechanics. One subject thought about using Half Life 2‘s gravity gun to get something from the fridge without getting up, and another thought briefly about using World of Warcraft‘s /who command to locate a relative they’d lost in a crowd.

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The White-Cowled Triumvirate

9 05 2011

Back to this old topic again. The next Assassin’s Creed game will be called Revelations and it will feature his Broodyness Altair, but the story will actually focus on his Beardyness Ezio once again, as well as his Boringness Desmond. Three centuries, three protagonists, one civilisation-spanning conspiracy: not very ambitious, is it?

 

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Knots in the Narrative

2 05 2011

First exam tomorrow; no post today.

Fine, have it your way. What’s all this kerfuffle about a new Assassin’s Creed game?

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