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Week in Review: 7/26/14


Time for another Week in Review!

I know it’s been a while, but there has been a lot to do! In three weeks (or more if my life is really a sitcom) I’m going to be an Uncle! Unfortunately that means I’m going to have to learn to be more mature and act my age, at least until the kid is old enough to learn the quarter trick. Then I’ll be public enemy number one. The Sam Adama of prank teachers.

Fortunately the hard prep is over and I can get back to what I love.

Here were our favorite articles of the week!

A Negative GTA V Story Review???

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Not quite, but the next best thing. There were a number of things that felt off about the story, offset by the amazing…everything else. After reading this, I know what they are. An excellent critical analysis of the storyline from a site new to Week in Review.

http://www.nynyonline.co.uk/gta-v-was-the-storyline-good-enough/#more-7707

Nostalgia is the Best

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There are so many games in our childhood that still get dropped as classic favorites, but Poppycock Reviews has an almost perfect list. Even taking personal perception into account, if you were a Nintendo kid, these should be top contenders for your top ten.

http://poppycockreviews.com/top-5-games-childhood/

Aren’t We Men Better Than This?

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I read the original Polygon article (and you should too) before reading this fantastic analysis. Having thick skin is about not letting the little things, like a bad game score or some kid playing bad music over the headset, bother you. Once you cross into the realm of threats, perceived, implied or otherwise, you are dreck. Filth. A scumbag. There really is not limit to things you should consider yourself.

Graphic language and trigger warnings on this one, but if you can tolerate inhumanity for an article, you’ll see how real this problem is and hopefully be inspired to change it.

http://iphoenixdown.com/2014/07/23/having-thick-skin-harassment-in-the-industry/

Star-Spangled Thor?

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American propaganda through comic books isn’t a new topic; Superman embodies good ol’ American boy values, Omega Red and the Red Skull represent American enemies in the Cold War and World War II respectively, the Marvel Civil War was a morality play on American rights to privacy and countless superheroes have knocked out Adolf Hitler in print (Captain America is still my favorite).

Thor, an Asgardian Viking (basically Scandinavian), was the last hero I assumed would be the one to propagandize American stances in the world, but the Credible Hulk, a US Navy vet, makes a damn good argument for it. Check out his article, then go back and watch “The Dark World” with new eyes.

http://thecredhulk.com/2014/07/24/thor-is-propaganda/

 

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About RedGuinness

Andrew Shortall (RedGuinness) is the Writer, Editor, Administrator and founder of Stay-At-Home Gaming. He also suffers from sleepless nights, summer new release withdrawals and trying to behave himself in front of his new nephew.

4 comments on “Week in Review: 7/26/14

  1. Nyasha
    July 29, 2014

    Hey thanks for mentioning my ! Do you think it’s a negative review? Hmm, interesting opinion.

    • RedGuinness
      July 29, 2014

      By normal standards, not even close to negative. However, considering the mountain of positive reviews, any criticism of the game pointing out weak points is refreshing. Helps when a writer is intelligent with criticism, as you were, as well.

      • Nyasha
        August 8, 2014

        Ah, I understand what you mean. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Anthony Mathers
    July 29, 2014

    Thanks for the link! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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