Esmeralda Portillo

Category Archive: Video Games

  • E3 2012 Press Conference
    09th, June
    My Thoughts on the Rest of the Conferences

    For those of you still winding down from E3, I decided to give you all something to read in the meantime. Now that E3 is over and done with, I actually have a chance to write my thoughts on how the show went this year. I would have written something on the other conferences sooner, but you’d be surprised how hard it is to manage time for such tasks when you’re on the move.

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  • 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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  • 14th, November
    Review: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

    I have a startling confession to make: I have never played a Halo game. It may be because secretly my family and friends are all Sony employees, or it may simply be that I did not have the means to play it back in the day. For a while I even disliked the Halo games…

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  • 14th, November
    Sarcastic Shuffle: Modern Game Journalism

    Sarcastic Shuffle is a weekly roundup of all the funnies and serious drivel the SG staff comes up with for the blog and your reading pleasure. We want to make sure you never miss any of it! We all know the controversy behind game reviews these days. People tend to overreact when their favorite games…

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