If you want to play as a female character, you often have to wait and / or pay for the opportunity. Continue reading
Tagged with Assassin’s Creed …
A (Video Game) World Without Politics
In which I quote Clausewitz, just to prove my university education wasn’t a total waste. Continue reading
Assassin’s Creed 3: World’s Tamest Detective
Not all quests are created equal – some have you fighting the Templars to better humankind, some have you looking through the trash. Continue reading
From Vicarious to Evil
Around the start of the year I changed the name of this blog from Vicarious Existence to Evilasahobby. Here’s why. Continue reading
Kickstander: Why Kickstarter Is A Terrible Platform for Video Game Innovation
Kickstarter is a terrible platform for video game innovation. Here’s why. Continue reading
Scenes From An Alternative Reality: Are Video Games Are Too Sexual?
An article written from a different reality to this one. Continue reading
Ruminations: The Assassin’s Creed Code
In order to develop the background story for Assassin’s Creed, someone bought a dozen conspiracy magazines, put them in a blender, added a bottle of absinthe, hit frappe and then made the AC writing team do shots of the result. Continue reading
Did UbiSoft’s DRM System Work?
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a controversial issue, with hyperbole on both the pro- and anti-sides. Stripped of rhetoric, it’s actually a cost-vs-benefit issue: how many PC players are developers willing to irritate (cost) in exchange for reducing day 1 piracy (benefit)? what benefits do the PC gamers get in exchange for having to meet … Continue reading