Esmeralda Portillo

Category Archive: ~ Blog (Min.)

  • Xbox E3 2012 Press Conference
    04th, June
    My Thoughts on the Xbox Conference

    The Microsoft conference was the first press event today to kick off the E3 excitement, and it delivered enough content to keep us entertained early in the morning (well, morning for us on the West coast). A breakdown of what was presented can be found here, but I’ll list what I liked and disliked from…

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  • E3 2012
    01st, June
    Esme’s Anticipated Games of E3 2012

    Turns out I will be attending this year’s E3 extravaganza, though I was very unsure of this earlier in the month. Luckily Machinima was able to snag me a badge after all, though it wasn’t for editorial purposes. Despite my responsibilities being different for this year’s event, I’ll be doing my best to stalk developers…

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  • Hermit Cute Eyes
    31st, May
    A Hermit Transforming into a Cocoon?

    Here I am reading over my last blog post on how I planned to start writing again, and it was dated five months ago. So much for ambition removing my writer’s block! As many of you know, I’ve moved to Los Angeles and now work for the company Machinima. I’ve only been in L.A. for…

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  • Doubt Looking for Answer
    07th, January
    Get Over It

    Life is full of many obstacles, and you don’t need to read a random blog to know that. There’s many aspects in our lives that cause much stress, but nothing is more deterring than obstacles we place ourselves. Hurdles that we’ve allowed to just manifest themselves, and that we can’t seem to remove or jump…

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  • Top Games of 2011
    01st, January
    Esme’s Top Games of 2011

    Every year people meditate on all the video games, books, movies, and albums they’ve sampled, and then compile top number lists to put their favorites in a hierarchy. I’m not usually one for fads, but this process does actually allow us to reflect on the great works of art we’ve had the privilege to experience…

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  • Look of Disapproval Glasses
    01st, March
    Pushing Boundaries vs. Tasteless Media: One Example

    There’s a new mod coming out in a few months. This mod uses the Valve Source engine to make a game that covers a controversial topic. The mod is titled School Shooter: North American Tour 2012. From the title alone, you can see why it’s a controversial subject that has had gamers take a side on…

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  • Bulletstorm Headshot
    10th, February
    Games and Rape: More Thoughts on Carole Lieberman

    This whole fiasco with Fox News and psychiatrist Carole Lieberman is reminiscent of the small scandal involving psychologist Cooper Lawrence. You know, the pundit who was part of the “Mass Effect as a sex emulator” discussion. I’m studying Psychology myself, though I’m obviously no expert, but PSY101 clearly enforces something Dr. Lieberman seems to have forgotten….

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  • Tired Sticky Note
    10th, December
    PS3 Gamer? I’m Tired of Labels!

    I’m not a PS3 gamer. I’m not an Xbox 360 gamer. I’m not a hardcore gamer. I’m not a casual gamer. I’m not even a female gamer. I’m just a gamer. I am passionate about what I love, and what I love are games. I am always open to new gaming experiences… Stop trying to…

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