Sunday Newspaper | Rock-paper-scissors pistol
Sunday is for folding your clothes carefully, so that it doesn’t get caught in your fingers. Before you get stuck, read this week’s best articles on games (and game-related things).
On The Guardian, Lewis Gordon asked: Can video games change people’s minds about the climate crisis? Look at “climate positivity” and the player’s agency for doing good things for the climate and whether that’s enough to really have an impact on their climate outlook. There is also more work to be done from companies to reduce their carbon footprint. And that’s a completely different challenge.
When Sony pledged to plant a tree for every “Reached the Daunt” trophy won by Horizon: Forbidden West players, an effort promoted as part of Green Game Jam 2022, it raised the specter of eradication. green. Sony recently announced that it is accelerating its net-zero commitments over 10 years, but its emissions from the use of its TVs and game consoles in 2020 are the highest since 2016. according to the company’s 2021 sustainability report. Furthermore, a staggering 17.1 million tonnes of C02 were generated over the product’s lifetime, with a further 1.4 million tonnes being discharged from the company’s locations of business. Aside from these numbers, it’s hard to see tree planting as something out of the ordinary.
Zack Zwiezen wrote an article about how it’s okay if the game is over for Kotaku. Turtle Rock Studio recently announced that they won’t be releasing any new content for Back 4 Blood. Zwiezen argues that developers who are migrating to something new should not be belittled.
Let’s say before 2013, the game can be released, have a little support and then the developer can move on. Rarely do people blink at this. No one expects a developer to stick with a game for 5, 7 or 12 years. Of course, there are some exceptions, be it big MMORPGs like EverQuest II or hugely popular PC games like Counter-Strike or The Sims. But it’s a rarity. For a long time, games came out, people played and liked them, and developers moved on. Maybe if a game is really good and sells well, it can be expanded. But most of the time hit games never get more content or seasons and players are fine with that.
On PC Gamer, Tyler Colp wrote about YouTuber’s pet fish committed credit card fraud live on stream. It will be Cheat next, amirite (sorry).
Last Mutekimaru catch them and had to explain the situation to Nintendo customer support. “I’m so sorry, but is it possible to get a refund for the items I bought by mistake?” they entered a form with a link to the video evidence. It worked and Nintendo refunded their 500 yen, but unfortunately not the bonus points.
For GQ, Simon Parkin wrote about how Hollywood’s VFX Crisis. Streaming services and VFX-heavy blockbusters mean VFX artists are being pushed to the brink.
Without enough time or resources to complete their work to a high standard prior to the release of a film, VFX artists are increasingly accused of being accused by fans and in some cases, even directors. is poor workmanship. (A recent headline in a national newspaper: “Why is the CGI in She-Hulk so bad?”) “When people complain about our visuals looking terrible, they should know that we can make everything look completely real,” an artist senior, who has worked on several Marvel movies and the Harry Potter series, tells me. “Every time I see a scene that looks bad, like the final third of Black Panther, all I see is a bunch of artists who don’t have time to finish their shot.”
I should have posted this last week, but the new People Make Games vid is out! It’s an insight into Valve’s ‘flat’ work culture, with all the strengths and issues that come with it.
A two-armed Simon Parkin, I know. But for good reason! He’s launched a new group called “My Perfect Console,” where he invites guests to chat about five games they’d like to be immortalized on a fictional console of their dreams.
Before creating Wordle, Josh Wardle was one of the @Reddithis first employee, where he worked as a part-time resident artist. He started coming every day for a free lunch at @WIRED canteen, and soon everyone assumed he worked full-time: pic.twitter.com/7cwXbqrFmt
– My Perfect Dashboard Podcast (@myperfectcnsle) January 23, 2023
This week’s music is JID’s Crack Sandwich. This is Spotify link And YouTube link. JID is brimming with creativity, this track is a perfect example of why he’s one of hip-hop’s biggest talents right now.
That’s it for this week folks, have a great weekend!