I apologize for my recent hiatus, which has been two weeks, if not more. I was in the process of moving into a new apartment/secret lair and unfortunately our Internet provider decided to make us wait 2 weeks to have internet.
The past couple of weeks have been huge in terms of game releases and gaming news, and by huge, I mean HUGE!
With Assassin’s Creed 3 released just a few days ago, Halo 4’s shimmering bright reviews before it’s release on the 6th of this month, the WiiU’s Official America Commercial being revealed, Doritosgate going on with all gaming journalist around the world. It has been jam packed with goodies (and baddies) that no one could stand to resist to just SQUEEE about.
This past week also marked the great holiday, Halloween. I had sadly not dressed up or did anything fun, as those finacially challenged have the common trait of not being able to afford doing anything fun. I did however, carve my first pumpkin ever, which turned out better than expected (Pictures Below). Now the initial idea was to shape the pumpkin into a Precursor Orb from Jak and Daxter fame, but after skinning the orange bastard, I felt that shaping it would be too much of a hassle, so I went on to my next choice, the Assassin’s Creed symbol.
But enough about me, the real reason you are here is because of the unbridled assault of the senses we call Gaming News!
Now on Oct 30, Assassin’s Creed 3 (PS3, Xbox) and Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation (PSVita) were released to millions of gamers, waiting in lines drooling in anticipation as they imagine all the ways the Templars/Redcoats can be taken down. Throngs of gamers on Twitter updated in store updates during Midnight releases, the next day thousands of pictures filled my time line, showcasing the game (some people buying both 3 and 3 Liberation) and just how excited they were to play it.
People love this game, the reviews from most of the critics were in the high ranges, G4TV’s Morgan Webb gave it a 5 out of 5, while IGN gave the latest Assassin’s title an 8.5 out of 10. But if you don’t believe the reviewers or myself, here are a few tweets I have seen, which has been the general consensus:
“Assassin’sCreed 3 has the longest end credits sequence I’ve ever seen. Lots of awesome. Great ride.”
So.. how are you guys liking Assassin’s Creed 3 so far?
Now I know that isn’t every tweet I read that day or in subsequent days, but you get what I am saying. Fans have been generally impressed and amazed by the latest adventures in the Animus. I can’t wait till I can afford a copy, and when I can, you can expect Respwn Point to have a review read in waiting.
Now with Halo 4’s release just around the corner, the standard press reviews are being released early, all of which have been outstanding. It seems as if not too many of them disliked the game, they may have had some impressions on certain aspects, but for the most part the reviews were glorious. Praises were being sang all day long, which reassured some of the more cautious fans in regards to the switch from Bungie to 343 Industries charge. With a relieved sigh across the world, 343 Industries seem to be in good favor with most people, though some people may dislike their recent stance on sexism in the online forum of Xbox Live, (you can read that story here)
One way or another, I believe I’ll be on the front lines of Halo 4 on release day, if not days later. The fight is far from finished.
My last bit of news was brought to my attention from all the way across the pond in the UK. Dubbed Doritosgate, gaming journalists all over felt the pained sting of what can only be called “bought opinions”. Summed up so well by VG247, we see how much Swag can sway votes or review scores, especially in regards to PR teams giving away free PS3’s. VG247 holds a link to the original scandal’s reveal, if you care to see who was involved or who the true “Doritos Pope” is.
My only comment to this is that I came to expect this, as in any field this is bound to happen, corruption or bought scoring seemed possible, as well as it always felt as some of our biggest Journalist icons were malleable by simple things, enough so to essentially whore themselves out with product placement. In the future, if my journalistic endeavors ever pass the level they currently are at, I know to be cautious with swag, as the editor over at VG247 seems to be.
Well with all that finally off my chest and onto the web, I feel refreshed and able to get some gaming in today, as well as some Respwn Point work. I will leave you with WiiU’s Official US Commercial and ask that you guys to support my rallying cause of change in the Gamingverse by following me on Twitter: @RespwnPoint, Facebook, and Subscribe to my Youtube channel and let me know what you think of my visions of the future.