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Our Week in Games – Week 101

Our Week in Games – Week 101

Welcome to another edition of Our Week in Games here at Reticule Towers. It has been an interesting week as we figure out what, if any, response we will have to the ongoing ‘Gate’ incident that is taking place within gaming culture. We have decided that on some occasions, it is better to stay away from the fire rather than stick our hands in it. I will say this though; there are numerous sides to the initial argument over journalistic ethics and whether websites should cover cultural issues beyond just posting the latest AAA FPS trailer. The sad fact is, that room for any reasonable debate on these topics has been destroyed by a very vocal minority who have taken things to awful extremes. Our last comment on the ‘Gate’ incident will be this – take a look at this Eurogamer piece which which states that We cannot let this become gaming culture¬†and the fact that the abbreviation of post-game phrase, Good Game (GG) will never quite sound the same again. I also wonder how the retail site GamersGate has been coping in the midst of all this nonsense.

With that, we resume normal service with Our Week in Games.

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Eurogamer Expo – Final Day

Eurogamer Expo – Final Day

Wow, what a few days this has been at the Eurogamer Expo, it was my first gaming event of its kind, and I enjoyed every last minute of it. Yes, it was busy, hot and expensive, but it was bloody enjoyable. I heartily recommend anyone who has never been to an event like this to do so. It is a nice sensation to find yourself in a crowd of people with a like-minded passion for video games. So please read on for my take on the last day of the event.

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Batman: An Issue of Indentity

Batman: An Issue of Indentity

Anguish!

There’s a problem facing the new Batman game, Arkham Asylum, and it’s the same one that’s faced pretty much any incarnation of the Dark Knight since he was first conceived. In fact, it’s one that faces most super heroes that exist in their own continuity and universe that have existed for any long period of time. It’s an issue of identity, and an issue of where to place your focus. Batman is an established character; people know who he is, but if that is relied too heavily upon, then the whole thing falls apart.

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