Prompted by discussion in the chat room about the similarities in first-person shooters.
It’s only in the past couple of years that I’ve seen in-depth, high quality reflections on games as a culture. YouTube’s format lends itself well to that. It seems like video games are now ready to join comic books as the Nth art.
www.rockpapershotgun.com is a pretty good website at treating games like art.
I often look for their reviews of a game I’m curious about, but they have too much fluff to read regularly. A few minutes ago I was looking for something about Crypt of the Necrodancer and found this blurb about the next game from the same studio. It’s a copy-and-paste of the trailer and marketing copy with an uninformed 120-word intro. A link to the marketing page would’ve had just as much information.
Yeah, their game announcements are pretty sparse. I just keep their feed newsbeuter and filter for Wot I think and the occasional editorial.