Detroit: Become Human – First Thoughts (NO SPOILERS)

Detroit: Become Human – First Thoughts (NO SPOILERS)

Instead of hot dogs, boats, and sunshine, my Memorial Day weekend was filled with snot, tissues, and vitamin C packets. In other words, I had the perfect excuse to do what I really wanted to this long weekend – play Detroit: Become Human.

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Overwatch: New Hero Brigitte First Impressions

Overwatch: New Hero Brigitte First Impressions

Overwatch’s newest hero, Brigitte, was released earlier this week. I’ll be avoiding the more technical aspects of her gameplay (which can be easily found in-game or in any Overwatch Wiki) and will focus on how she more practically works in the game so far. After getting to play her a little bit this week outside of the PTR, here are my initial thoughts.

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What Violent Video Games Really Mean to Young Men

What Violent Video Games Really Mean to Young Men

Yesterday, President Trump held the hardly anticipated video game summit he announced shortly after the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Simply put, no one has been able to find a significant link between violence in video games and violence in real life. Personally, I don’t enjoy violent video games. But it’s a fact that millions of players do, and somehow the large majority of them manage to not be violent individuals.

Since I don’t enjoy violent video games, I wanted to discover what the appeal exactly was to young male gamers. In 2016, I did a qualitative case study involving a male participant and extensive research surrounding masculinity and video games. My goal was to discover how these wild, larger-than-life displays of masculinity in video games related to a male gamer. Originally titled,

“Dude, Do You Even Have a Penis?”: Affirmations of Masculinity in Grand Theft Auto V and How They Relate to Male Gamers

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Chapter 2 part 1 (Photo-Heavy)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Chapter 2 part 1 (Photo-Heavy)

After a short break, I picked XC2 back up. Definitely in chapter 2 is where the game starts to reveal itself, in contrast to the heavy tutorial based first chapter. The second chapter still has quite a lot of helpful hints and tips, but to be honest I’m pretty much ignoring them. I know everyone gets mad when a blogger or streamer skips the tutorial and has no idea how to play the game but honestly I feel like I’m not having any trouble despite not really having any idea what I’m doing.

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