I’m sorry video game industry. I know you are trying (and slowly becoming) way bigger than Hollywood, and you want to produce titles akin to those levels, but sex scenes in gaming still do little more than conjure laughter and slight discomfort. The one thing they do NOT do (which sex scenes in film often do) is get us somewhat turned on. They are also used in movies to often show the intimacy between two characters, and how they are getting closer. In most games, sex in either shoehorned into a mini-game (how can you NOT laugh at that?) or it is put into a weird cut scene that makes you feel like you are looking through a peephole that you kind of don’t want to be looking through. So if sex scenes in gaming rarely work and don’t further the story, why are they there? Same reason sex is everywhere, friends. Because sex sells, even when it’s just weird binary code doing it.
Good gamer necklaces are hard to find. Even if you’re not picky to begin with, a lot of what’s being offered tends to be the same old repetitive charms and pendants. If you want to wear necklaces that aren’t gaudy or childish, then Boxinghobo has got you covered with these classy gamer necklaces you can wear to work and everywhere else!
Any Elder Scrolls fan will approve of the Dark Brotherhood pendant. It might not give you a direct line to the Night Mother, but it’s as close as you can get!
Mass Effect fans, choose between a Paragon necklace or a Renegade necklace.
Pokemon masters, I know you’re itching to get this one.
If you want these pendants but don’t wear jewelry, it’s available as a keychain as well. Boxinghobo has pendants for Mortal Kombat, Assassin’s Creed, and more!
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The appeal of building your own gaming PC is that you have complete control over the components that make your experience enjoyable. The GPU and CPU will directly affect the maximum graphics setting you can use. The keyboard and mouse that you select will control the comfort of your arms and hands during game play. The cooling system you incorporate into a computer case will significantly guide your computer’s overall performance.
Assuming you have the gear to handle them, here are five games that provide mind-blowing experiences on a gaming PC. [Read more…]
The producer of the next Mass Effect game is looking for fan feedback: Do you want the fourth game to be a sequel or a prequel? [Read more…]
Mass Effect fans seem to have a serious bee in their bonnet about how the story of Commander Shepherd ends. So much so that they’ve raised $77,000+ to donate to charity as a way of raising awareness for their petition for BioWare to have the game changed. [Read more…]
Update 2/21/12: Trailer has been replaced with the full, 3-minute cinematic version.
The latest (and last?) Mass Effect 3 trailer should come with a warning that reads, “Do not drink caffeine before watching.” Because you won’t need any after you see it. Take a minute and a half out of your day and watch it, right here and now. You won’t be sorry. [Read more…]
BioWare is teaming with FUNimation Entertainment to create an anime feature film set in the Mass Effect universe. Don’t bother looking for Commander Shepard or any of his crew. This animated movie will tell a story that takes place in the game’s universe, but stars original characters created just for the film.