Two points there. One, I'd wager that the more important part of their sibling bond is, well, the relationship they have, not the simple fact of blood, and I certainly know of step-siblings, adopted siblings and half-siblings with closer bonds than blood siblings, including some mixed race families. So that doesn't… » 1/27/15 1:28pm Yesterday 1:28pm

I think the key difference between those other franchise and comic book ones is those aren't supposed to take place in (a version of) our actual world. The Lord of the Rings takes place in "Middle Earth", which is clearly presented as a very different time and place. Star Wars is in a "galaxy far, far away".… » 1/26/15 1:42pm Monday 1:42pm

While that may be accurate, that's also a pretty important point. The best device in the world is useless if nobody makes anything great that's compatible with it, and while I'm fully aware people have used the Kinect for other impressive things (and it is an amazing piece of technology), it was made and marketed as… » 1/21/15 6:22pm 1/21/15 6:22pm

How do you see the role/job description of "journalist" changing as we shift away from a print-emphasized world with a few centers of power to an online one with seemingly limitless places where you can get information? Do you think websites/blogs will occupy the same space as older print sources or a newly defined… » 1/21/15 4:28pm 1/21/15 4:28pm

While I would agree that there's far too much emphasis placed on it, especially for young girls, I don't think it's entirely unreasonable to still talk about it as something "special". Entirely ignoring sex, there are many things that are special, however you want to define that, the first time you do it, whether… » 1/21/15 3:09pm 1/21/15 3:09pm

Well, in any system we have different punishments for different degrees of crime. I mean, technically you're breaking the law if you steal a pack of gum or shoot somebody in the face. Both are "breaking the law", but one of them harms someone by a dollar's sale while the other kills a person. » 1/21/15 1:59pm 1/21/15 1:59pm

While I fully agree about more Crash, if I had to pick between more from Jak and Daxter or more from the universe of The Last of Us, I'm picking Last of Us every time. Never warmed to Jak nearly as much as any of Naughty Dog's other series, which are otherwise all favorites. » 1/17/15 11:46pm 1/17/15 11:46pm

The game being in first person was basically the entire point though...we'd already seen third person parkour done, very well, in the Prince of Persia series and later in Assassin's Creed - maybe not as well but you get the point. That had been done, a lot. Mirror's Edge wanted to put you in the character's view as… » 1/16/15 3:20pm 1/16/15 3:20pm

That's entirely fair, but one benefit of the Internet age is there are bound to be loads of other qualified opinions/reviews out there. Everyone has their one hang-up or pet peeve or idiosyncrasy that could unfairly color some of their reviews, depending on the game, but someone else won't have those same… » 1/16/15 1:51pm 1/16/15 1:51pm

I'm still holding out hope that Timesplitters: Rewind gets released and enough love to merit a Timesplitters 4...2 was the last FPS I really loved. That series had color, personality, fun, a compelling multiplayer AND single player aspect...just excellent and I wish there were more games like it. » 1/15/15 12:37pm 1/15/15 12:37pm

How's the racing and the online for DriveClub? I recently bought a PS4 and The Crew because it was on sale and I've been talking with a friend about being able to drive across the US in a game for 6 years now, the semi-reality of that made it a must-buy...but it's ok, racing and graphics-wise. I heard DriveClub had… » 1/15/15 12:28pm 1/15/15 12:28pm