Esmeralda Portillo

Category Archive: Editorial

  • 16th, March
    Are the Brutal Tomb Raider Death Scenes Sexist?

    The new Tomb Raider is a reboot to a well-known and beloved series, enlightening us with the backstory to how Lara Croft came to be so skilled at what she does. From the minute Tomb Raider appeared on your television screen, she was shooting wolves in the face and managing to scale rocks and walls unclimbable to…

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  • Ouya Console
    20th, August
    OUYA, an Interesting Time in Gaming History

    We’re truly experiencing a unique change in gaming history. No, I’m not referring to graphical leaps or better hardware. I’m speaking of the new prospects developers now have where they can easily receive help from the community to make their ideas come to fruition. A time in history where the lines between developer, publisher and…

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  • Mass Effect The End
    26th, June
    Mass Effect 3 Closure

    I woke up this morning knowing there was something I had to do before heading into work today. Something very important. Staring at my PS3 for a minute made me remember that today was the day we’d get answers from Bioware in the form of additional cutscenes. I immediately jumped up and ran to my…

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  • 15th, June
    Duke Nukem PR Firm Reacts to Reviewer “Venom”

    The Redner Group is a PR company that is currently working for 2K Games and Gearbox regarding their latest title Duke Nukem Forever. This tweet was a response to the harsh reviews the game seems to be receiving from a large number of outlets. It looks like someone skipped the first day of PR 101,…

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  • 06th, May
    Learn the Definition of Fanboy

    A fanboy is a fanatic of a certain series, character or product. One that has an overwhelming appreciation and enthusiasm for said subject. They don’t listen to reasoning when someone tries to present them with contradictory facts and will do anything in their power to prove what they like is better than what you like….

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  • 31st, March
    Don’t Let Multiplayer Mania Ruin Your Game

    The video game industry seems to be a delicate one. With the supposed problems of piracy, used game sales, production costs, and companies needing to sell a lot more games to actually make a profit, several steps are being taken to try to survive. For one, it seems like developers are taking fewer risks now;…

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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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  • 22nd, February
    Video Game Movies: What Do YOU Want?

    It’s no secret that there’s an outcry when Hollywood announces plans for a movie based on a popular video game. The usual questions are “what the hell?” and “Why?!” Fans of said game are usually going to be on the offensive, making arguments that Hollywood is just trying to make ‘quick’ money and will, in…

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